Efficiency Ratings: Elon

Using an NBA Efficiency Rating Formula, TDD tracks the best statistical performances of 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.

Duke routed Elon 86-48 on Tuesday despite not producing a 20-point scorer for the first time this season.

Andre Dawkins scored 15 points, Rodney Hood had 13 points and freshman Jabari Parker had 12 points and a season-high-tying 10 rebounds for Duke (11-2).

"We didn't know who was scoring," Dawkins said. "We just knew we were putting points up."

The Blue Devils never trailed and had little trouble winning their fifth straight, shooting 48.5 percent, forcing 22 turnovers and turning them into 25 points.

"We just wanted to get into their legs," Hood said. "We wanted to contest them, make them take tough shots the whole night and we did that, and I could see the frustration on their face. They got a little tired (and) it was because of our defensive pressure."

At least one Blue Devil reached the 20-point mark in each of their previous 12 games -- and in 10 of them, it was Parker. But they had little need to put the scoring burden on any one player in this one.

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Notes: Duke was never challenged against Elon which resulted in several regulars playing fewer minutes including Parker who still posted a +20 in just 23 minutes. Parker's score would have been quite a lot higher had it not been for eight missed field goal attempts (5-of-13), while teammate Rodney Hood managed just a +6 after shooting 33 percent from the field.

Off the bench the Blue Devils have to be excited to see the contributions of Jefferson (+12), Sulaimon (+13), and Dawkins (+16). Not to be underestimated was the contribution of Plumlee who posted a season best +7. However, the third year junior's score would continue to rise if he could convert from the line where he's 0-7 for the season.

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

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Rodney Hood v. East Carolina (+32)
  • Quinn Cook v. Michigan (+31)
  • Jabari Parker v. UCLA (+30)
  • Jabari Parker v. Alabama (+30)
  • Rodney Hood v. Davidson (+30)
  • Rodney Hood v. Florida Atlantic (+30)
  • Jabari Parker v. Vermont (+30)
  • Quinn Cook v. Davidson (+29)
  • Jabari Parker v. Kansas (+29)
  • Jabari Parker v. Davidson (+27)

Five Least Efficient Performances*
  • Andre Dawkins v. Alabama (-3)
  • Matt Jones v. Kansas (-3)
  • Alex Murphy v. Florida Atlantic (-3)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Florida Atlantic (-1)
  • Matt Jones 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: 298 (22.9)
  • Rodney Hood: 227 (17.5)
  • Quinn Cook: 219 (16.8)
  • Amile Jefferson: 131 (10.1)
  • Andre Dawkins: 104 (8.7)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 92 (7.7)
  • Tyler Thornton: 91 (7.0)
  • Josh Hairston: 44 (3.4)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 27 (3.4)
  • Matt Jones: 25 (1.9)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 20 (2.0)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (8), Dawkins (12), Plumlee (10), Sulaimon (12)

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

  • Jabari Parker: 0.758
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.612
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.627
  • Rodney Hood: 0.554
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.519
  • Quinn Cook: 0.482
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.376
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.345
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.313
  • Josh Hairston: 0.237
  • Matt Jones: 0.221

Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Rodney Hood +32/+3
  • Jabari Parker +30/+5
  • Amile Jefferson +17/+1
  • Quinn Cook +31/+8
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +25/-2
  • Tyler Thornton +15/+0
  • Matt Jones +12/-3
  • Josh Hairston +8/-1
  • Semi Ojeleye +16/-1
  • Andre Dawkins +23/-3
  • Marshall Plumlee +7/-1

Notes: The recent rash of strong performances by Andre Dawkins continued as the senior guard scored 15 points in just 19 points and on seven shots. Dawkins' recent streak has moved him up the per minute and the cumulative tables. Additionally, Quinn Cook is closing in on Rodney Hood for second place in the cumulative table.

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