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
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jabari Parker and T.J. Warren kept trading baskets in the kind of shootout expected from the Atlantic Coast Conference's top two scorers.

Because No. 7 Duke finally figured out how to slow Warren when it counted, the Blue Devils are playing for an ACC championship.

Parker scored 20 points and the Blue Devils beat Warren and North Carolina State 75-67 on Saturday in an ACC tournament semifinal.

Rasheed Sulaimon added 16 points for the third-seeded Blue Devils (26-7) while Rodney Hood had 14 points and keyed the defensive effort against Warren, the ACC player of the year.

Warren led the league with an average of 24.9 points while Parker was second at 19.2 points per game.

In this one, Warren scored 21 points but was just 4 of 13 after halftime while facing a barrage of double teams.


v. Clemson
(change from previous game)

  • Rodney Hood +11 (-2)
  • Jabari Parker +17 (+7)
  • Amile Jefferson +17 (—)
  • Quinn Cook +17 (+10)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +8 (-4)
  • Tyler Thornton +4 (-5)
  • Matt Jones +1 (+2)
  • Josh Hairston +3 (+3)
  • Semi Ojeleye DNP (—)
  • Andre Dawkins DNP (-)
  • Marshall Plumlee +1 (-1)

Notes: Sulaimon would have posted the team high after shooting well and scoring in bunches for Duke. However, his 1-of-6 performance at the free throw line pulled down his performance to a +8.

Parker was very effective, though he was kept off the boards by the Wolfpack for most of the afternoon. The freshman did finish with eight boards, and he shot well (8-of-15) to finish with 20 points. Parker, however was shut out in the assist and block column.

Jefferson was, once against super efficient despite his low number of shot attempts (3). The 6'9 sophomore continually looked to pass out after grabbing an offensive rebound or receiving the ball in the post. Still, Jefferson didn't miss a shot and pulled in seven boards in 31 minutes of action.

Off the bench Duke got a big performance from Quinn Cook who shot 80 percent from the floor on his way to 14 points and three assists in 22 minutes.


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)
  • Jabari Parker v. North Carolina (+35)
  • 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)

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)
  • Andre Dawkins v. Syracuse (-2)
*- 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: 673 (20.4)
  • Rodney Hood: 495 (15.0)
  • Amile Jefferson: 405 (12.3)
  • Quinn Cook: 390 (11.8)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 298 (9.3)
  • Tyler Thornton: 221 (6.7)
  • Andre Dawkins: 208 (6.7)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 98 (3.5)
  • Josh Hairston: 64 (2.3)
  • Matt Jones: 43 (1.5)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 39 (2.3)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (17), Dawkins (31), Plumlee (28), Sulaimon (32), Jones (29), Hairston (26)

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

  • Jabari Parker: 0.666
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.548
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.488
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.476
  • Rodney Hood: 0.460
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.410
  • Quinn Cook: 0.399
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.367
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.314
  • Josh Hairston: 0.231
  • Matt Jones: 0.187

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/-1
  • 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 +12/-1


Notes: Jefferson's late season run mixed with Cook's sporadic play has moved Jefferson into third position on the cumulative table. He's 15 points above Cook while Dawkins, who registered a DNP, is now 13 back of Thornton.


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