Efficiency Ratings: Furman

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

Freshman center Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points and Jefferson added 16 with 12 rebounds in No. 4 Duke's 93-54 rout of Furman on Wednesday night.

The Blue Devils (6-0) had little trouble remaining unbeaten, shooting 58 percent while holding the Paladins to 34 percent from the floor.

Duke outscored Furman 54-18 in the paint and held a 40-27 rebounding advantage. The Paladins made just 34 percent of their shots from 2-point range.

Okafor finished 12 of 14 and has made 29 of his 34 shots in three games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Matt Jones had 13 points and Quinn Cook added 11 for the Blue Devils, who were coming off a five-day stretch in which they earned three straight double-figure wins against name-brand programs on neutral courts.

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Notes: A huge game for the Duke frontline as Okafor and Jefferson both scored a +30 or higher. The recipe was a little different for each player, but the end results were nearly identical. Both players were exceedingly good shooting the basketball, combining to connect on 20 of 23 attempts, and both rebounded well (19 combined), and both factored in with other stats such as blocks, assists, and steals. And they played just 26 and 24 minutes respectively.

With the interior players working things out, the perimeter was mostly quiet with Quinn Cook shooting just 3-of-9 from the three point line, and Tyus Jones going scoreless. Cook and Jones did combine for 12 assists, however.

On the wing, Justise Winslow had his quietest night of the young season, scoring just seven points and grabbing only two rebounds in 23 minutes. It resulted in just a +5 score for the night.


MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES

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

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Jahlil Okafor v. Furman (+32)
  • Amile Jefferson v. Furman (+30)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Presbyterian (+28)
  • Quinn Cook v. Michigan St (+24)
  • Tyus Jones v. Michigan St (+22)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Fairfield (+22)
  • Grayson Allen v. Presbyterian (+22)
  • Tyus Jones v. Presbyterian (+21)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Michigan St (+21)
  • Quinn Cook v. Stanford (+19)

Five Least Efficient Performances*

  • Rasheed Sulaimon (-4) v. Temple
  • Semi Ojeleye (-2) v. Temple
  • Marshall Plumlee (+0) v. Michigan St
  • Rasheed Sulaimon (+0) v. Michigan St
  • Matt Jones (+3) v. Temple


SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
  • Jahlil Okafor +130 (21.7)
  • Quinn Cook +114 (19.0)
  • Amile Jefferson +100 (16.7)
  • Justise Winslow +81 (13.5)
  • Tyus Jones +75 (12.5)
  • Matt Jones +49 (8.2)
  • Marshall Plumlee +43 (7.2)
  • Grayson Allen +41 (8.2)*
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +33 (5.5)
  • Semi Ojeleye +17 (3.4)*


*- Games Factored In: Allen (5), Ojeleye (5)

MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)
  • Grayson Allen: 0.804
  • Jahlil Okafor: 0.778
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.714
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.642
  • Quinn Cook: 0.616
  • Justise Winslow: 0.497
  • Tyus Jones: 0.484
  • Matt Jones: 0.458
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.333
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.330


SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES


Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
  • Jahlil Okafor 32 / 13
  • Amile Jefferson 30 / 7
  • Quinn Cook 24 / 13
  • Tyus Jones 22 / 3
  • Grayson Allen 22 / 0
  • Rasheed Sulaimon 20 / -4
  • Justise Winslow 21 / 5
  • Marshall Plumlee 17 / 1
  • Matt Jones 16 / 2
  • Semi Ojeleye 8 / -2


Notes:

- In addition to Okafor and Jefferson playing their most efficient games of the season, the starting frontline had some help from their teammates as well. Matt Jones (+16) and Semi Ojeleye (+8) both posted season highs in limited action off the bench.

- Jefferson has has improved as a free throw shooter early on in his junior season, as he’s shooting 63 percent in six games.

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