Efficiency Ratings: Utah

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

Latest Game:

Winslow, playing home in Houston the day after his 19th birthday, had 21 points and 10 rebounds for South Regional top seed Duke in a 63-57 Sweet 16 victory over revived Utah on Friday night.

Freshman guard Tyus Jones had 15 points while standout big man Jahlil Okafor had six points and eight rebounds.

Duke (32-4) will play in its 20th regional final, the 14th under Coach K for the most by any active coach. The last Final Four appearance was in 2010, when the Blue Devils also went through Houston on way to their fourth national title.

The Blue Devils play No. 2 seed Gonzaga (35-2) on Sunday in the South Regional final, with the winner going to Indianapolis for the Final Four. The Bulldogs beat 11th-seeded UCLA 74-62 in the earlier game Friday night at NRG Stadium, the home of the NFL's Houston Texans.


vs.UTAH

(change from previous game)
  • Jahlil Okafor +8 (-24)
  • Justise Winslow +26 (-5)
  • Tyus Jones +13 (+4)
  • Quinn Cook +11 (-3)
  • Amile Jefferson +7 (+7)
  • Grayson Allen -1 (-7)
  • Matt Jones -1 (-3)
  • Marshall Plumlee +0 (-1)



Notes: As his teammates repeatedly pointed out in the post game news conference, Justise Winslow was clearly the best player on the floor on Friday night. The freshman did a little bit of everything, leading the team in scoring (21), rebounds (10), field goals made, attempted, and blocks. It resulted in a +26 score - his fourth straight game of scoring +20 or more.

Inside the Utes made it a priority to double and triple team Okafor, rendering the Duke big man ineffective for most of the game. Okafor scored just six points on six shot attempts and committed four turnovers in 32 minutes. He did add eight rebounds and two blocks to keep his score about his seasonal floor of +7. This game, however, was the second lowest total of the season for the ACC Player of the Year.

Duke also got a boost from the backcourt with Jones and Cook overcoming a struggle from the field (combined 5-of-14) and a combined 5-to-5 assist to turnover ratio to still post a combined +24 largely on the strength of the combine free throw shooting (16-of-18).


MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES

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

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Jahlil Okafor v. Elon (+37)
  • Tyus Jones v. North Carolina (+34)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. NC State (+33)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Furman (+32)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. San Diego State (+32)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Boston College (+32)
  • Justise Winslow v. San Diego State (+31)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Virginia Tech (+30)
  • Amile Jefferson v. Furman (+30)
  • Jahlil Okafor v. Wofford (+30)
  • Justise Winslow v. Syracuse (+29)

Five Least Efficient Performances*

  • Justise Winslow (-5) v. Miami
  • Rasheed Sulaimon (-4) v. Temple
  • Grayson Allen (-3) v. Boston College
  • Grayson Allen (-3) v. Robert Morris
  • Matt Jones (-2) v. Elon


SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
  • Jahlil Okafor +744 (21.3)*
  • Justise Winslow +547 (15.2)
  • Tyus Jones +543 (15.1)
  • Quinn Cook +542 (15.1)
  • Amile Jefferson +384 (10.7)
  • Matt Jones +214 (5.9)
  • Marshall Plumlee +184 (5.1)
  • Grayson Allen +110 (3.4)*


*- Games Factored In: Allen (32); Okafor (35)

MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)
  • Jahlil Okafor: 0.701
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.529
  • Justise Winslow: 0.525
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.493
  • Tyus Jones: 0.450
  • Quinn Cook: 0.421
  • Grayson Allen: 0.391
  • Matt Jones: 0.279


SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES


Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
  • Jahlil Okafor 37 / 7
  • Amile Jefferson 30 / -1
  • Quinn Cook 29 / 0
  • Tyus Jones 34 / 1
  • Grayson Allen 28 / -3
  • Justise Winslow 31 / -5
  • Marshall Plumlee 19 / 0
  • Matt Jones 17 / -2


Notes:

- Winslow has rallied from being in sixth place in the season rankings - and well being Okafor, Jones, and Cook - to claim the number two position in the table.

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