Efficiency Ratings: Florida 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:

Grayson Allen scored 18 points, Brandon Ingram added 16 and Duke defeated the Seminoles 80-65 on Thursday night.

Marshall Plumlee had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (21-7, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who faced an unranked team for the first time since Feb. 6. They played four straight against the Top 25, winning the first three by a combined seven points.

"The emotion that we've had to have for these last five games -- really, they're tired," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "And you could tell, and it's not because of being physically out of shape. They're giving me everything."

The Blue Devils placed five players in double figures for the first time in league play and forced 14 turnovers while matching a season low with five themselves.

Luke Kennard finished with 12 points and Matt Jones added 11 in his first game back from injury for Duke, which has won six of seven.


vs.Florida State

(change from previous game)
  • Grayson Allen +14 (-10)
  • Matt Jones +14 (+14)
  • Brandon Ingram +15 (+18)
  • Amile Jefferson +DNP (-)
  • Marshall Plumlee +23 (+4)
  • Luke Kennard +15 (+10)
  • Derryck Thornton +4 (-)
  • Chase Jeter +6 (-3)
  • Antonio Vrankovic DNP (-)
  • Sean Obi DNP (-)

Notes: Duke got a very balanced effort from the first six of the regular rotation with only Derryck Thornton not reaching double figures in efficiency points. Much of the freshman point guard’s problems against the Seminoles had to do with limited minutes (20) attributed to foul trouble.

The most efficient player of the evening was Marshall Plumlee who recorded his sixth double-double of the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 4-of-7 from the field. It yielded a score of +23 on the evening.

Following his worst game of the season, freshman Brandon Ingram rebounded with a solid +15 along with Luke Kennard.


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. NC State (+35)
  • Grayson Allen v. Long Beach State (+34)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Syracuse (+33)
  • 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)

Five Least Efficient Performances

  • Derryck Thornton (-5) v. Utah State
  • Grayson Allen (-4) v. Kentucky
  • Grayson Allen (-4) v. Utah
  • Brandon Ingram (-3) v. Louisville
  • Luke Kennard (-3) v. Syracuse

SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

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

  • Grayson Allen +572 (20.4)
  • Brandon Ingram +495 (17.7)
  • Marshall Plumlee +455 (16.3)
  • Luke Kennard +320 (11.4)
  • Matt Jones +281 (10.4)
  • Derryck Thornton +194 (6.9)
  • Amile Jefferson +177 (19.7)
  • Chase Jeter +58 (2.4)
  • Antonio Vrankovic +10 (2.0)
  • Sean Obi 6 (0.7)

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MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

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

  • Antonio Vrankovic .714
  • Amile Jefferson .648
  • Grayson Allen .573
  • Marshall Plumlee .533
  • Brandon Ingram .523
  • Luke Kennard .456
  • Matt Jones .318
  • Chase Jeter .317
  • Sean Obi .286
  • Derryck Thornton .263

SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES


Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
  • Grayson Allen 38/-4
  • Amile Jefferson 26/21
  • Brandon Ingram 38/-3
  • Matt Jones 25/0
  • Marshall Plumlee 33/4
  • Luke Kennard 30/-3
  • Chase Jeter 12/-3
  • Antonio Vrankovic 8/1
  • Derryck Thornton 20/-5
  • Sean Obi 3/0

Notes:

- Chase Jeter has begun to come around and has recorded a combined +15 in his last two games. If he can maintain that 7.5 average over the remainder of the season it would be superior to the efficiency production provided by Plumlee in relief of Okafor a year ago.

- Speaking of Plumlee, he’s now the second most efficient regular player in the rotation, passing Ingram.


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