Efficiency Ratings: Florida 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.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help No. 18 Duke beat Florida State 78-56 on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski his 900th victory at the school.

Jabari Parker added 14 points for the Blue Devils (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fourth straight game and extended the nation's longest active home winning streak to 28 games. Duke used an 11-0 run late in the first half to build a 20-point lead and never let the Seminoles get the margin back to single digits again.

Duke won despite shooting 31 percent, but converted 17 FSU turnovers into 29 points and dominated the offensive glass to score 29 second-chance points against the Seminoles (13-6, 4-3).

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Notes: Parker's second straight double-double came despite a woeful shooting percentage for the prized freshman. Parker hit just three of 14 attempts from the field and also committed three turnovers in 33 minutes of action. However, those negatives were overshadowed by 14 total rebounds (10 offensive) and three steals. It was a similar afternoon for Hood who recorded 18 points and nine rebounds in just 25 minutes. That would usually be good enough to for a score approaching a +25, but for the 4-of-12 shooting from the field.

Amile Jefferson was saddled with foul trouble for large portions of the game and was thusly limited on offense. However, the sophomore forward did manage six rebounds in just 21 minutes. However, his poor free throw shooting (2-of-6) limited him to just two points and a +4. Backing up Jefferson was Marshall Plumlee who posted a career best +10 thanks to career highs in points and rebounds (7 and 7). Plumlee also hit 3 of 4 free throws after missing the first seven of his career.

In the backcourt Rasheed Sulaimon posted a +8 with 11 points, four rebounds, and two assists in 28 minutes. His score, like so many others, was limited by a poor shooting performance (1-of-8) from the field. As a team, Duke managed just a +81 for offensive efficiency. Luckily for the Blue Devils, the team overcame shooting woes by forcing turnovers, dominating the glass, and making a ton of free throws.

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

Ten Most Efficient Performances

Five Least Efficient Performances*
  • Andre Dawkins v. Alabama (-3)
  • Matt Jones v. Kansas (-3)
  • Alex Murphy v. Florida Atlantic (-3)
  • Matt Jones v. Florida State (-2)
  • 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

Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*

  • Jabari Parker: 386 (19.3)
  • Rodney Hood: 352 (17.6)
  • Quinn Cook: 286 (14.3)
  • Amile Jefferson: 233 (11.7)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 158 (8.3)
  • Andre Dawkins: 147 (7.7)
  • Tyler Thornton: 131 (6.6)
  • Josh Hairston: 58 (2.9)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 37 (2.3)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 36 (2.8)
  • Matt Jones: 33 (1.7)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (13), Dawkins (19), Plumlee (16), Sulaimon (19), Jones (19)

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

  • Jabari Parker: 0.656
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.590
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.554
  • Rodney Hood: 0.553
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.535
  • Quinn Cook: 0.422
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.388
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.342
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.325
  • Josh Hairston: 0.240
  • Matt Jones: 0.188

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 +10/-1

Notes: Plumlee's career day helped him jump out of the bottom of the season totals, passing both Ojeleye and Jones. Ojeleye still remains one of the highest per minutes producers on the team, however.

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