Efficiency Ratings: Florida Atlantic

As the Blue Devils progress through the season there will be many different theories on how to measure team success. TDD has adopted an NBA Efficiency Formula to track Duke's top players and performances after each game and throughout the season.

A quick way NBA coaches measure a player's game performance is by evaluating his efficiency. In order to find a player's efficiency the following formula is used:

((Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks) - ((Field Goals Att. - Field Goals Made) + (Free Throws Att. - Free Throws Made) + Turnovers)).

For example, compare the following stat lines:

Player A: 17 points (5-of-22 FG, 7-9 FT), 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 4 turnovers.

Player B: 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 turnovers

Who had the better game? Using the above referenced formula player B, who hit five of eight shots and committed two turnovers registered a +20 efficiency total while Player A who missed 17 shots and had four turnovers had just a +11 rating.

Rodney Hood scored a career-high 28 points, Jabari Parker added 21 and No. 4 Duke routed Florida Atlantic 97-64 on Friday night.

Parker had his third straight 20-point performance and also got 10 rebounds. He became the first freshman in coach Mike Krzyzewski's 34 seasons at Duke to begin his career with three consecutive 20-point games.

Andre Dawkins had 17 points with his first five 3-pointers of the season for Duke.

The Blue Devils (2-1) shot 55 percent, made 12 3s and never trailed. They bounced back from a 94-83 loss to No. 5 Kansas by making quick work of the outmanned Owls.

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Notes: After struggling against Kansas, Rodney Hood put together an efficient and effective performance against the out-manned Owls. Hood scored a game high 28 while shooting 12-of-13 from the free throw line and 8-of-13 from the field. Meanwhile, Parker added 21 and 10 with three assists.

While Parker and Hood were very good, Duke got a lift from the bench with Andre Dawkins pouring in 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and all within 19 minutes.

Rebounding continues to be a mixed bag from the roster, though the center position continues to lack in that arena as Amile Jefferson was out-rebounded by point guard Quinn Cook. Still, Jefferson did manage to grab five boards in 14 minutes. Josh Hairston and Marhsall Plumlee added two combined rebounds in 18 minutes.

Throughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Rodney Hood v. Davidson (+30)
  • Rodney Hood v. Florida Atlantic (+30)
  • Quinn Cook v. Davidson (+29)
  • Jabari Parker v. Kansas (+29)
  • Jabari Parker v. Davidson (+27)
  • Jabari Parker v. Florida Atlantic (+27)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon v. Davidson (+25)

Five Least Efficient Performances*
  • Matt Jones v. Kansas (-3)
  • Alex Murphy v. Florida Atlantic (-3)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Florida Atlantic (-1)
  • Josh Hairston v. Davidson (+0)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Davidson (+1)
*- players must play at least five minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings
Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
  • Jabari Parker: 83 (27.7)
  • Rodney Hood: 67 (22.3)
  • Quinn Cook: 54 (18.0)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 39 (13.0)
  • Amile Jefferson: 31 (10.3)
  • Tyler Thornton: 24 (8.0)
  • Andre Dawkins: 19 (9.5)
  • Josh Hairston: 5 (1.7)
  • Matt Jones: 4 (1.3)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 3 (1.5)
  • Alex Murphy: 2 (0.7)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 1 (0.3)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (2), Dawkins (2)

Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)

  • Jabari Parker: 0.988
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.905
  • Rodney Hood: 0.691
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.608
  • Quinn Cook: 0.540
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.506
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.369
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.273
  • Josh Hairston: 0.161
  • Matt Jones: 0.138
  • Alex Murphy: 0.100
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.071

Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Rodney Hood +30/+6
  • Jabari Parker +29/+27
  • Amile Jefferson +14/+7
  • Quinn Cook +29/+10
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +25/+6
  • Tyler Thornton +10/+6
  • Matt Jones +5/-3
  • Alex Murphy +6/-3
  • Josh Hairston +4/+0
  • Semi Ojeleye +4/-1
  • Andre Dawkins +19/0
  • Marshall Plumlee +1/-1

Notes: Dawkins' biggest game of the year bumps him up in several categories. And while the redshirt senior will likely level off as has been the custom of his career in Durham, the Blue Devils do have some very real separation beginning to occur on the offensive end. The top tier has Parker as the most productive offensive player, with Hood a step behind. Close to Hood is point guard Quinn Cook. After Cook, Duke is dealing with a logjam on the wing with Sulaimon and Dawkins along with Tyler Thornton. In both the ratings and on the court, it's clear that Duke needs more from the post as the trio of Jefferson, Hairston, and Plumlee are falling down in per minute and per game efficiency scoring. Largely due to poor free throw shooting and lack of presence on rebounding.

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