((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 GAMEFreshman Justise Winslow scored 18 points in Duke's 109-59 rout of Fairfield on Saturday night in its second game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Okafor and Quinn Cook each scored 17 for the Blue Devils (2-0).
Duke shot 64.5 percent -- hitting better than 60 percent for the second straight game -- used a 30-10 run that bridged the halves and kept pulling away.
Amile Jefferson finished with 15 points to help Duke score 100 points in consecutive games for the first time since the Kyrie Irving-led team in November 2010.
In two exhibition games and two in the regular season, Duke has yet to have a scorer reach 20 points.
v. PRESBYTERIAN(change from previous game)
- Jahlil Okafor +26 (-2)
- Justise Winslow +21 (+9)
- Tyus Jones +10 (-11)
- Quinn Cook +21 (+1)
- Rasheed Sulaimon +5 (-15)
- Amile Jefferson +22 (+11)
- Grayson Allen +10 (-12)
- Matt Jones +12 (+5)
- Semi Ojeleye +4 (-1)
- Marshall Plumlee +10 (-5)
Notes: Okafor was brilliantly efficient once again as neither of the Blue Devils’ first two opponents had anything close to a post presence that could challenge the talented freshman. Fairfield did bring a lot of early double teams and switches which resulted in three early turnovers by the Duke center. From there it was another clinic for the big man as he hit eight of 10 shot attempts and grabbed nine rebounds.
Classmate Justise Winslow had a better game than the opener by doing a bit of everything including shooting (50% FG; 71% FT), rebounding (6), and scoring (18). And he did it all in just 21 minutes. Similarly, captain Quinn Cook had a second straight strong game with 17 points and four assists on seven of nine shooting from the field.
As a team Duke was once again very high scoring with the 10 rotational players (for now) scoring 137 efficiency points and all but two players hitting double figures.
MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCESThroughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.
Ten Most Efficient Performances
- Jahlil Okafor v. Presbyterian (+28)
- Jahlil Okafor v. Fairfield (+22)
- Amile Jefferson v. Fairfield (+22)
- Grayson Allen v. Presbyterian (+22)
- Tyus Jones v. Presbyterian (+21)
Five Least Efficient Performances*
- Semi Ojeleye (+5) v. Presbyterian
- Semi Ojeleye (+4) v. Fairfield
SEASON EFFICIENCY RATINGCumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
- Jahlil Okafor +50 (25.0)
- Quinn Cook +41 (20.5)
- Amile Jefferson +35 (17.5)
- Justise Winslow +33 (16.5)
- Grayson Allen +32 (16.0)
- Marshall Plumlee +32 (16.0)
- Tyus Jones +31 (15.5)
- Rasheed Sulaimon +25 (12.5)
- Matt Jones +21 (10.5)
- Semi Ojeleye +10 (5.0)
Games Factored In: N/A
MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTECumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)
- Marshall Plumlee: 1.067
- Grayson Allen: 1.032
- Jahlil Okafor: 1.000
- Amile Jefferson: 0.875
- Justise Winslow: 0.805
- Quinn Cook: 0.788
- Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.694
- Tyus Jones: 0.674
- Matt Jones: 0.656
- Semi Ojeleye: 0.333
SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES
Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
- Jahlil Okafor 28 / 22
- Justise Winslow 21 / 12
- Tyus Jones 21 / 10
- Quinn Cook 21 / 20
- Rasheed Sulaimon 20 / 5
- Amile Jefferson 24 / 11
- Grayson Allen 22 / 10
- Matt Jones 14 / 7
- Semi Ojeleye 5 / 5
- Marshall Plumlee 17 / 15
Notes:- For those who have followed these ratings over the years, it’s probably quite a surprise to see Marshall Plumlee as the team’s most efficient per minute offensive player. The fourth year junior’s resume is built on rebounding and shooting. He’s hit four of five shots on the season and all of his free throws. In addition the youngest Plumlee brother is averaging 7.5 boards per game while playing just 15 minutes a night.
- The two most consistent players in two nights have been Okafor and Cook - each has scored over 20 in the two games, while captain Amile Jefferson has also quietly been efficient and is benefitting tremendously via his work on the glass which is enabled by the presence of Okafor.