Efficiency Ratings: Wake Forest

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.

Jabari Parker scored 21 points and No. 11 Duke beat Wake Forest 83-63 on Tuesday night.

Rasheed Sulaimon added 19 points for the Blue Devils (18-5, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

They shot nearly 51 percent, hit 12 3-pointers against one of the ACC's best perimeter defenses and used a big run at the end of the first half to roll to their eighth straight victory over their instate rivals.

Andre Dawkins added 17 points with four 3-pointers for Duke, which won its 29th straight home game — tied for the longest active streak in the nation with No. 3 Florida, which beat Missouri earlier Tuesday night.

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Notes: While he's been terrific for most of the season, against Wake Forest Jabari Parker returned to a higher level. The freshman missed just two shots from the field en route to 21 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. His +29 was his fourth best game of the season.

Staying on upward trends, Rasheed Sulaimon posted a +22 while running the point guard position for Duke. The sophomore shot well (6-of-10 FG and 5-of-6 FT), rebounded (4), and handed out a team high five assists. HIs score would have been higher but for three turnovers.

Andre Dawkins continues his role of providing instant offense off the bench. In 19 minutes of action he scored 17 points in eight shots. Meanwhile, Tyler Thornton's all around game (aside from scoring) resulted in a +9. Thornton shot poorly (1-of-4), but handed out five assists, committed zero turnovers, and recorded three steals.

On the downward slope, former starting point guard Quinn Cook registered just a +2 in 18 minutes - both season lows. Cook hit 33 percent of his attempts, didn't rebound, and and a 1-to-1 assist to turnover ratio.

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)
  • Josh Hairston v. Wake Forest (-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: 449 (19.5)
  • Rodney Hood: 383 (16.7)
  • Quinn Cook: 302 (13.1)
  • Amile Jefferson: 287 (12.5)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 198 (9.0)
  • Andre Dawkins: 191 (8.7)
  • Tyler Thornton: 151 (6.6)
  • Josh Hairston: 56 (2.4)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 48 (2.5)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 39 (2.8)
  • Matt Jones: 33 (1.5)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (14), Dawkins (22), Plumlee (19), Sulaimon (22), Jones (22)

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

  • Jabari Parker: 0.665
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.611
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.574
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.567
  • Rodney Hood: 0.513
  • Quinn Cook: 0.396
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.393
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.344
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.336
  • Josh Hairston: 0.222
  • Matt Jones: 0.177

Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Rodney Hood +32/+3
  • Jabari Parker +30/-1
  • Amile Jefferson +28/+1
  • Quinn Cook +31/+2
  • 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: Hood had a somewhat slow night against Wake Forest aside from a 2 minute stretch that saw him score the majority of his points in quick succession. As a result, Parker has increased his seasonal point lead to a comfortable +66 margin. Meanwhile, Sulaimon moved into fifth place (overtaking Dawkins) in the seasonal table.

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