Efficiency Ratings: Georgia Tech

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
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski insists there has been no talk of big games still to come this week.

Convincing evidence came in the way the Blue Devils kept their focus in a win over Georgia Tech. Jabari Parker had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 5 Duke rolled to a 68-51 victory on Tuesday night.

Duke started strong, kept up the defensive pressure, and maintained its double-figure lead for the final 28 minutes.

"Our guys played a heck of a first half," Krzyzewski said. "I mean we played with amazing energy and focus."

Rodney Hood sank four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for Duke, which never trailed. The Blue Devils (21-5, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won four straight and nine of 10.


v. Georgia Tech
(change from previous game)

  • Rodney Hood +6 (+1)
  • Jabari Parker +21 (-1)
  • Amile Jefferson +7 (-11)
  • Quinn Cook +6 (+3)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +10 (+3)
  • Tyler Thornton +15 (+10)
  • Matt Jones +3 (+1)
  • Josh Hairston 1 (+1)
  • Semi Ojeleye 0 (—)
  • Andre Dawkins +7 (+6)
  • Marshall Plumlee +0 (-6)

Notes: Parker's +21 was a strong performance that could have graduated to yet another high major night had the freshman shot better from the free throw line (4-of-8), and had it not been for three turnovers. Still, 16 points and 14 rebounds on a night when no other Blue Devil managed more than three boards was enough to propel the Blue Devils.

The second most efficient player on the floor was senior point guard Tyler Thornton who scored only three points. However, Thornton was flawless in other aspects of the game, recording three rebounds, five assists (against no turnovers), and corralling two steals.

The only other player to reach double-figure efficiency points was Rasheed Sulaimon who finished with 11 points on 2-of-5 shooting from the field, but the perfect night at the free throw line was enough to push his score to 10.


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

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Jabari Parker v. Boston College (+37)
  • 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)

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


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

  • Jabari Parker: 529 (20.3)
  • Rodney Hood: 398 (15.3)
  • Quinn Cook: 335 (12.9)
  • Amile Jefferson: 328 (12.6)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 227 (9.1)
  • Andre Dawkins: 199 (8.0)
  • Tyler Thornton: 182 (7.0)
  • Josh Hairston: 58 (2.3)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 54 (2.6)
  • Matt Jones: 45 (1.8)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 39 (2.4)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (16), Dawkins (25), Plumlee (21), Sulaimon (25), Jones (25), Hairston (25)

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

  • Jabari Parker: 0.675
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.584
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.532
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.506
  • Rodney Hood: 0.478
  • Quinn Cook: 0.407
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.384
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.350
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.344
  • Josh Hairston: 0.224
  • Matt Jones: 0.222

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

  • Rodney Hood +32/+3
  • Jabari Parker +37/-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: Thornton's +15 was tied for his best performance of the season and moved back ahead of Marshall Plumlee in the per minute ratings. Remember a few weeks ago when Jabari Parker was struggling and Rodney Hood was leading Duke each game. At that point there was a chance Hood could catch Parker, or at least make the cumulative season efficiency rating close. Fast forward to Parker getting through the freshman wall and you have more than a 130 point difference opened in just a few games.


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