Efficiency Ratings: Virginia

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. -- Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points and No. 6 Virginia claimed its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title since 1976 by beating No. 7 Duke 72-63 on Sunday.

Tournament MVP Joe Harris added 15 points and hit the backbreaking 3-pointer with just under 2 minutes remaining for the top-seeded Cavaliers (28-6).

They shot 45 percent, pestered the Blue Devils into 38 percent shooting and used a late 12-3 run to pull away and claim the second ACC tournament title in school history.

Jabari Parker scored 23 points on 9-of-24 shooting for the third-seeded Blue Devils (26-8), who were making their 31st appearance in the championship game but were denied their ACC-record 20th title.

Anthony Gill added 12 points and was 10 of 17 from the free-throw line for Virginia. Duke as a team was just 7 of 11 from the line.


v. Clemson
(change from previous game)

  • Rodney Hood +7 (-4)
  • Jabari Parker +19 (+2)
  • Amile Jefferson +14 (—3)
  • Quinn Cook +13 (-4)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +2 (-6)
  • Tyler Thornton +3 (-1)
  • Matt Jones +1 (-)
  • Josh Hairston +0 (-3)
  • Semi Ojeleye DNP (—)
  • Andre Dawkins +4 (+4)
  • Marshall Plumlee +2 (+1)

Notes: The physical nature of the game not only bother Rodney Hood, it seemed to get into his head. The sophomore, who appears to be headed to the NBA per Coach K's comments, shot just 4-of-12 and collected only two rebounds in 39 minutes of action. It resulted in just a +7 for Hood, which was his third worst performance of the season.

With Hood out of sorts, Duke needed additional help from the supporting case. Sadly, Rasheed Sulaimon's afternoon was a complete 180 from Saturday's win over NC State. The sophomore shot just 1-of-6 from the field and scored only two points. He kept his score above the 0 line by rebounding (5), to finish with a +2.

Parker, again, was the best player on the floor, but his poor start cooled off a brilliant second half performance. His +19 would have been much, much higher were it not for the 15 missed FGAs.

Also in the positive column was the play of Amile Jefferson who recorded another strong afternoon thanks to the forward being more aggressive around the basket (11 points on 5-of-7 shooting), and four rebounds.


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: 692 (20.4)
  • Rodney Hood: 502 (14.8)
  • Amile Jefferson: 419 (12.3)
  • Quinn Cook: 404 (11.9)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 300 (9.1)
  • Tyler Thornton: 224 (6.6)
  • Andre Dawkins: 212 (6.6)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 100 (3.4)
  • Josh Hairston: 64 (2.2)
  • Matt Jones: 43 (1.4)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 39 (2.3)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (17), Dawkins (32), Plumlee (29), Sulaimon (33), Jones (30), Hairston (27)

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

  • Jabari Parker: 0.662
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.545
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.488
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.475
  • Rodney Hood: 0.450
  • Quinn Cook: 0.401
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.398
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.359
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.310
  • Josh Hairston: 0.229
  • Matt Jones: 0.185

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: Cook has bounced back and moved up the per minute table, passing Marshall Plumlee. In the cumulative table, Andre Dawkins moves to within 12 of Thornton, while Cook is within 15 of Jefferson.


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