Efficiency Ratings: Long Beach State

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:

Allen scored 24 of his 33 points in the second half to lead No. 15 Duke past Long Beach State 103-81 on Wednesday.

Matt Jones added 21 points, Derryck Thornton had 18 and Brandon Ingram finished with 14 in the final nonconference game for the Blue Devils (11-2).

They overcame some poor early shooting from 3-point range by shooting 65.6 percent in the second half, hitting 28 of 32 free throws and pulling away with a 25-6 run that bridged the halves.


vs.LONG BEACH ST

(change from previous game)

  • Grayson Allen +12 (+34)
  • Matt Jones +23 (+4)
  • Brandon Ingram +13 (-22)
  • Amile Jefferson +DNP (-)
  • Marshall Plumlee +19 (+2)
  • Luke Kennard +11 (-10)
  • Derryck Thornton +20 (+8)
  • Chase Jeter -1 (-9)
  • Antonio Vrankovic DNP (-)
  • Sean Obi +0 (-3)


Notes: Allen’s high scoring output mixed in with great free throw shooting and respectable numbers in both rebounds (5) and assists (6) were enough to push the sophomore to his second best game of the season. He also stretched his lead over Ingram in the cumulative standings after Ingram struggled from the field (missing 9 of 14 shots) and didn’t rebound well against LBSU.

Freshman PG Derryck Thornton also had his best game of the season, making 75 percent of his shots from the field and handing out 5 assists to go along with 18 points and two steals.


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)
  • Brandon Ingram v. Georgia Southern (+38)
  • Brandon Ingram v. Elon (+35)
  • Grayson Allen v. Long Beach State (+34)
  • Grayson Allen v. VCU (+30)
  • Grayson Allen v. Siena (+28)
  • Luke Kennard v. Utah (+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)

Five Least Efficient Performances*

  • Derryck Thornton (-5) v. Utah State
  • Grayson Allen (-4) v. Kentucky
  • Grayson Allen (-4) v. Utah
  • Chase Jeter (-3) v. Utah
  • Brandon Ingram (-2) v. Kentucky


SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

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

  • Grayson Allen +272 (20.9)
  • Brandon Ingram +214 (16.5)
  • Matt Jones +180 (13.8)
  • Amile Jefferson +177 (19.7)
  • Marshall Plumlee +172 (13.2)
  • Luke Kennard +138 (10.6)
  • Derryck Thornton +114 (8.8)
  • Chase Jeter +35 (3.2)
  • Antonio Vrankovic +11 (2.8)
  • Sean Obi 6 (1.2)



*- Games Factored In: Obi (5); Vrankovic (4); Jeter (10)

MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

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

  • Antonio Vrankovic .846
  • Amile Jefferson .648
  • Grayson Allen .624
  • Brandon Ingram .562
  • Marshall Plumlee .531
  • Luke Kennard .481
  • Matt Jones .421
  • Sean Obi .400
  • Chase Jeter .337
  • Derryck Thornton .321



SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES


Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Grayson Allen 38/-4
  • Amile Jefferson 26/21
  • Brandon Ingram 38/-2
  • Matt Jones 25/10
  • Marshall Plumlee 23/12
  • Luke Kennard 28/0
  • Chase Jeter 12/-3
  • Antonio Vrankovic 8/1
  • Derryck Thornton 20/2
  • Sean Obi 3/0


Notes:

- Jones’ big night (+23) allowed him to move past the injured Jefferson. The next player to pass Jefferson should be Marshall Plumlee who is just 5 points from his former starting front court mate. - Allen now leads Ingram by 58 points in the cumulative scoring, while Plumlee and Jones are within eight points of one another.


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