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Efficiency Ratings: Wake Forest

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 30 points in Duke's 79-71 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday night.

Marshall Plumlee added 13 points and matched a career high with 17 rebounds, and freshman Brandon Ingram finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (22-8, 11-6).

They overcame some cold early shooting and shot 46 percent in the second half to earn their 17th straight home victory over Wake Forest.

Devin Thomas had 16 points and 13 rebounds and freshman Bryant Crawford scored 15 points for the Demon Deacons (11-19, 2-16). Codi Miller-McIntyre added 13 points, and his layup with 38.6 seconds left pulled them to 76-70.


vs.Pittsburgh

(change from previous game)

  • Grayson Allen +24 (+7)
  • Matt Jones +14 (+6)
  • Brandon Ingram +18 (+7)
  • Amile Jefferson +DNP (-)
  • Marshall Plumlee +21 (+16)
  • Luke Kennard +1 (-9)
  • Derryck Thornton +6 (+7)
  • Chase Jeter +0 (-)
  • Antonio Vrankovic DNP (-)
  • Sean Obi DNP (-)


Notes: Allen and Plumlee were the stars of the night, with Allen scoring in bunches and Plumlee recording a career high 17 rebounds. With Plumlee the senior big man posted a +21 which would have been higher were it not for an uncharacteristically poor shooting night. Plumlee shot less than 50 percent from the field (4-of-9) and free throw line (5-of-11).

Meanwhile, Allen scored 30 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field, but his score took a bit of a dive with five missed free throws.


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 +613 (20.4)
  • Brandon Ingram +524 (17.5)
  • Marshall Plumlee +481 (16.0)
  • Luke Kennard +331 (11.0)
  • Matt Jones +303 (10.4)
  • Derryck Thornton +199 (6.6)
  • Amile Jefferson +177 (19.7)
  • Chase Jeter +58 (2.4)
  • Antonio Vrankovic +10 (2.0)
  • Sean Obi 6 (0.7)

MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE

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

  • Antonio Vrankovic .714
  • Amile Jefferson .648
  • Grayson Allen .571
  • Marshall Plumlee .525
  • Brandon Ingram .513
  • Luke Kennard .441
  • Matt Jones .323
  • Chase Jeter .294
  • Sean Obi .286
  • Derryck Thornton .246

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:

- Allen has been assured of finishing on top of the cumulative scoring for a while, the only drama appears to be whether or not he’ll win by more than 100 points over freshman Brandon Ingram.

- The closest scores are those of Matt Jones and Luke Kennard who are within 28 of one another.


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