Efficiency Ratings: Indiana

As the Blue Devils progress through the season there will be many different theories on how to measure team success. TDD has adopted an NBA Efficiency Formula to track Duke's top players and performances after each game and throughout 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:
Brandon Ingram scored a season-best 24 points and No. 7 Duke routed Indiana 94-74 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Matt Jones added a career-high 23 points with five 3-pointers and Grayson Allen had 16 points for Duke, which won its fifth straight by shooting 53 percent and holding Indiana without a field goal for the first 8 1/2 minutes of the second half.

This was supposed to be one of the marquee matchups of the made-by-TV event, but two losses by Indiana at the Maui Invitational took off some of the luster.

And Ingram and the Blue Devils turned this one into a rather ordinary rout at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


vs.INDIANA

(change from previous game)

  • Grayson Allen +20 (-4)
  • Matt Jones +20 (+19)
  • Brandon Ingram +26 (+12)
  • Amile Jefferson +25 (-)
  • Marshall Plumlee +6 (-15)
  • Luke Kennard +7 (-11)
  • Derryck Thornton +16 (+21)
  • Chase Jeter DNP (-3)
  • Antonio Vrankovic DNP (—)
  • Sean Obi DNP (—)


Notes: A very balanced showing for the top seven players on the roster. Only Plumlee didn’t score in double figures in the ratings - primarily due to poor field goal percentage (.333) and free throws (.500). As for the rest of the team, Ingram’s hot shooting (and high percentages) coupled with a respectable six rebounds pushed the freshman to a new career mark in both points and the efficiency score.

Meanwhile, Amile Jefferson posted a second straight +25 score, while Derryck Thornton rebounded from the least efficient game of the season to improve his score by 21 points.


MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES

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

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Grayson Allen v. Georgetown (+38)
  • Grayson Allen v. VCU (+30)
  • Grayson Allen v. Siena (+28)
  • Brandon Ingram v. Indiana (+26)
  • Amile Jefferson v. Siena (+26)
  • Grayson Allen v. Bryant (+26)
  • Amile Jefferson v. Kentucky (+26)
  • Amile Jefferson v. Utah State (+25)
  • Amile Jefferson v. Indiana (+25)
  • Grayson Allen v. Utah State (+24)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Kentucky (+23)

Five Least Efficient Performances*

  • Derryck Thornton (-5) v. Utah State
  • Grayson Allen (-4) v. Kentucky
  • Brandon Ingram (-2) v. Kentucky
  • Sean Obi (-0) v. Siena
  • Matt Jones (+1) v. Utah State


SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*

  • Grayson Allen +181 (22.6)
  • Amile Jefferson +158 (19.8)
  • Matt Jones +100 (12.5)
  • Marshall Plumlee +92 (11.5)
  • Brandon Ingram +89 (11.1)
  • Luke Kennard +67 (8.4)
  • Derryck Thornton +51 (6.4)
  • Chase Jeter +28 (4.7)
  • Antonio Vrankovic +9 (3.0)
  • Sean Obi 0 (0.0)


*- Games Factored In: Obi (3); Vrankovic (4); Jeter (6)

MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)

  • Antonio Vrankovic 1.000
  • Grayson Allen .683
  • Amile Jefferson .645
  • Marshall Plumlee .455
  • Chase Jeter .519
  • Brandon Ingram .436
  • Luke Kennard .414
  • Matt Jones .408
  • Derryck Thornton .255
  • Sean Obi .000

SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES

Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Grayson Allen 38/-4
  • Amile Jefferson 26/21
  • Brandon Ingram 26/-2
  • Matt Jones 21/10
  • Marshall Plumlee 23/12
  • Luke Kennard 18/0
  • Chase Jeter 12/0
  • Antonio Vrankovic 8/1
  • Derryck Thornton 16/2
  • Sean Obi 0/0

Notes:

- Ingram is slowing working his way up the per minute efficiency table, passing both Kennard and Jones in this latest update. The 6’9 freshman continued to shoot well and is also beginning to factor in in other areas as well - namely on the glass and on the defensive end of the court.


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