Efficiency Ratings: Notre Dame

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:

Bonzie Colson scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Notre Dame upset No. 9 Duke 95-91 on Saturday.

Demetrius Jackson added 24 points and Steve Vasturia finished with 22 to help the Fighting Irish (12-5, 3-2 ACC) win their second straight and beat the Blue Devils for the fourth time in five tries.

Freshman Luke Kennard had a season-best 30 points and Brandon Ingram added 25 for the Blue Devils (14-4, 3-2), who have lost two straight for the first time this season.

Grayson Allen finished with 18 points, and he put Duke up 89-88 with two free throws with 47.2 seconds left. Colson then converted a key three-point play with 35.8 seconds remaining to give Notre Dame the lead for good.


vs.NOTRE DAME

(change from previous game)

  • Grayson Allen +18 (+5)
  • Matt Jones +5 (+1)
  • Brandon Ingram +23 (+10)
  • Amile Jefferson +DNP (-)
  • Marshall Plumlee +18 (+5)
  • Luke Kennard +30 (+21)
  • Derryck Thornton +4 (-4)
  • Chase Jeter +0 (-)
  • Antonio Vrankovic DNP (-)
  • Sean Obi +1 (+1)


Notes: Kennard and Ingram were top end players against Notre Dame - both scoring in bunches and doing it in an overly efficient manner. The only knock on Kennard was a four turnover tally.

Junior Matt Jones not only missed his second straight attempt to tie a game in the final seconds, but posted just a +5 in the efficiency category. He missed five of eight shots, which isn’t a killer, but the two missed free throws not only hurt his score, but also hurt the chances at pulling out a victory.

Inside, Marshall Plumlee was once again efficient in his efforts by posting nine boards and eight rebounds while missing just two shots.


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)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Virginia Tech (+31)
  • Grayson Allen v. VCU (+30)
  • Luke Kennard v. Notre Dame (+30)
  • Grayson Allen v. Wake Forest (+29)
  • Grayson Allen v. Siena (+28)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Wake Forest (+28)
  • Luke Kennard v. Utah (+28)
  • Luke Kennard v. Wake Forest (+27)

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 +372 (20.7)
  • Brandon Ingram +322 (17.9)
  • Marshall Plumlee +267 (14.8)
  • Luke Kennard +224 (12.4)
  • Matt Jones +215 (11.9)
  • Amile Jefferson +177 (19.7)
  • Derryck Thornton +135 (7.5)
  • Chase Jeter +37 (2.2)
  • Antonio Vrankovic +11 (2.8)
  • Sean Obi 7 (1.0)

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MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

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

  • Antonio Vrankovic .846
  • Amile Jefferson .648
  • Grayson Allen .603
  • Brandon Ingram .575
  • Marshall Plumlee .535
  • Luke Kennard .510
  • Sean Obi .438
  • Matt Jones .359
  • Derryck Thornton .289
  • Chase Jeter .287

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 25/0
  • Marshall Plumlee 31/4
  • Luke Kennard 30/0
  • Chase Jeter 12/-3
  • Antonio Vrankovic 8/1
  • Derryck Thornton 20/-5
  • Sean Obi 3/0


Notes:

- Luke Kennard passed Matt Jones as expected with a big time performance and Jones continuing to flounder in the +5 range on a nightly basis. The junior has struggled tremendously in ACC play after putting up strong numbers pre-conference.

- Next up for Kennard would be tracking down Marshall Plumlee for the No.3 spot.


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