Efficiency Ratings: Game 3

Using the NBA Efficiency Rating Formula, MarquetteHoops tracks the best statistical performances of 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

Who had the better game? Using the NBA formula player B, who hit five of eight shots and committed two turnovers registered a +20 efficiency total while Player A who missed 17 shots and had four turnovers had just a +11 rating.
LATEST GAME

Marquette continued their offensive dominance at the University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center against Winthrop. The Golden Eagles had their most efficient offensive performance scoring just over 1.3 points per possession. They got to the free throw line an astounding 35 times and capitalized on 24 of them. The also continued their proficiency from inside the arc and now rank second in the country in 2PT field goal percentage. Defensively, they were not able to hold Andre Jones in check as the senior guard poured in 29 points. Marquette allowed just over one point per possession to the Eagles.

vs. Winthrop
(change from previous game)

Per Minute Efficiency
  • Chris Otule 1.063
  • Jamail Jones 1.000
  • Vander Blue 0.833
  • Darius Johnson-Odom 0.760
  • Todd Mayo 0.611
  • Davante Gardner 0.471
  • Jae Crowder 0.407
  • Jamil Wilson 0.263
  • Junior Cadougan 0.259
  • Derrick Wilson -.357

Notes: The story of the night has to be sophomore guard Vander Blue. Blue poured in a career high 26 points including two shots from beyond the arc. The Madison native looked like a man possessed out there as he started the game 7-of-7 from the field. In addition, both Blue and senior Darius Johnson-Odom were able to get double-digit attempts at the charity stripe. Jae Crowder, Todd Mayo and Chris Otule also finished in double-figures with 11 apiece.


MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES

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

Ten Most Efficient Performances
  • Jae Crowder +35 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Vander Blue +25 (v. Winthrop)
  • Darius Johnson-Odom +25 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Jae Crowder +23 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Darius Johnson Odom +20 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Darius Johnson Odom +19 (v. Winthrop)
  • Chris Otule +19 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Chris Otule +17 (v. Winthrop)
  • Vander Blue +18 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Vander Blue +16 (v. Mount St. Mary's)

Five Least Efficient Performances*
  • Derrick Wilson -5 (v. Winthrop)
  • Jamail Jones +1 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Junior Cadougan +3 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Todd Mayo +4 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Chris Otule/Davante Gardner +5 (v. Norfolk State)

*- players must play at least 5 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings.


Ten Most Efficient Per Minute Performances*
  • Jae Crowder 1.167 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Chris Otule 1.063 (v. Winthrop)
  • Jamail Jones 1.000 (v. Winthrop)
  • Jae Crowder .958 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Jamil Wilson .938 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Todd Mayo .867 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Chris Otule .864 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Vander Blue .842 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Vander Blue .833 (v. Winthrop)
  • Darius Johnson-Odom .833 (v. Mount St. Mary's)

*- players must play at least 5 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings.

Five Least Efficient Per Minute Performances*
  • Derrick Wilson -.357 (v. Winthrop)
  • Jamail Jones .067 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Junior Cadougan .136 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Todd Mayo .222 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Junior Cadougan .259 (v. Winthrop)

*- players must play at least 5 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings.


SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING

Cumulative Season ratings for the Golden Eagles
(E/game)*
  • Jae Crowder +69 (+23.0)
  • Darius Johnson-Odom +64 (+21.3)
  • Vander Blue +59 (+19.7)
  • Chris Otule +41 (+13.7)
  • Todd Mayo +28 (+9.3)
  • Jamil Wilson +26 (+8.7)
  • Junior Cadougan +24 (+8.0)
  • Davante Gardner +24 (+8.0)
  • Jamail Jones +18 (+6.0)
  • Derrick Wilson +10 (+3.3)

*- players must play at least 5 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings.

SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES

Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
  • Jae Crowder +35/+11
  • Darius Johnson-Odom +25/+19
  • Vander Blue +25/+16
  • Chris Otule +19/+5
  • Jamil Wilson +15/+5
  • Junior Cadougan +14/+3
  • Todd Mayo +13/+4
  • Davante Gardner +11/+5
  • Jamail Jones +10/+1
  • Derrick Wilson +8/-5


Credit TheDevilsDen.com for the idea and opening example in this article.

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