Efficiency Ratings: NC State

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.


LATEST GAME
Jabari Parker scored 23 points and No. 23 Duke scored 33 points off turnovers to beat North Carolina State 95-60 on Saturday.

Rasheed Sulaimon added 13 points for the Blue Devils (14-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led by 13 at halftime and by 37 afterward to keep the Wolfpack winless at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.

Duke shot 50 percent and went 11 for 24 from 3-point range.

T.J. Warren scored 23 points to lead N.C. State (11-7, 1-4), which shot 48 percent but committed 21 turnovers to undermine any chance at building momentum.

Fifteen of those turnovers came by halftime, with Duke taking a 23-2 edge in points off turnovers to build a 45-32 lead. Things only got worse from there for N.C. State, which hasn't beaten Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski at Cameron — the 1995 win came while Krzyzewski was on medical leave — since February 1988.

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Notes: After taking some forced shots early on, Jabari Parker found his early season form by attacking the basket. The freshman scored 23 points - his first 20+ performance of ACC play - and shot 50 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line while also grabbing seven rebounds. His +24 rating for the game was his highest since his +30 against UCLA.

Following his +27 against Virginia, Jefferson added a +17 by scoring nine points and grabbing eight rebounds in just 24 minutes of action. Fellow "center" Josh Hairston added a +7 thanks to four points and five rebounds.

In the backcourt, Cook scored just a +7 after posting 10 points and three assists. His score was lowered by his field goal shooting (4-of-11). However, Rasheed Sulaimon posted a +13 thanks to a game high six assists mixed with 13 points. Tyler Thornton posted a season high +15 after hitting both field goal attempts, adding three boards, three assists, and four steals.


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

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Rodney Hood v. East Carolina (+32)
  • Rodney Hood v. Georgia Tech (+31)
  • 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)

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)
  • Jabari Parker v. Notre Dame (-1)
*- players must play at least five minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings
SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING
Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
  • Jabari Parker: 347 (19.3)
  • Rodney Hood: 313 (17.4)
  • Quinn Cook: 272 (15.1)
  • Amile Jefferson: 214 (11.9)
  • Andre Dawkins: 133 (7.8)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 144 (8.5)
  • Tyler Thornton: 121 (6.7)
  • Josh Hairston: 57 (3.2)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 35 (3.2)
  • Matt Jones: 32 (1.9)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 24 (1.7)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (11), Dawkins (17), Plumlee (14), Sulaimon (17), Jones (17)

MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE
Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)

  • Jabari Parker: 0.663
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.626
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.574
  • Rodney Hood: 0.541
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.524
  • Quinn Cook: 0.436
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.404
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.351
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.253
  • Josh Hairston: 0.252
  • Matt Jones: 0.208

SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES
Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Rodney Hood +32/+3
  • Jabari Parker +30/-1
  • Amile Jefferson +27/+1
  • Quinn Cook +31/+3
  • 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: Though he got just six minutes against NC State, Semi Ojeleye posted a +0.833/minute efficiency rating thanks to four points and one rebound. The bouncy freshman's posting the third-highest per minute stats on the team.

The team's cumulative +113 was the third highest rating of the season behind the 137 against Davidson and 120 against Florida Atlantic.


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