Efficiency Ratings: Game 8

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

A Jae Crowder three-pointer with 6 seconds left lifted Marquette to a 79-77 over Washington at Madison Square Garden. Marquette shot 42 percent from the field including a 35 percent clip from downtown. The Golden Eagles were able to collect 19 points from the charity stripe on 27 attempts. MU forced UW into 16 turnovers while commiting 12 themselves. UW was able to outrebound MU 43-31, which included 18 on the offensive end.

vs. Washington
(change from previous game)

Per Minute Efficiency
  • Todd Mayo 0.762
  • Jae Crowder 0.515
  • Darius Johnson-Odom 0.472
  • Davante Gardner 0.429
  • Vander Blue 0.407
  • Junior Cadougan 0.320
  • Jamil Wilson 0.310
  • Derrick Wilson 0.000
  • Jamail Jones 0.000
  • Chris Otule 0.000
  • Juan Anderson 0.000

Notes: Jae Crowder scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, including a clutch three-pointer with 6 seconds remaining to lift MU to victory. Darius Johnson Odom led the way with 23 points on 6-of-17 shooting. Freshman guard Todd "The Clinic" Mayo continued to provide a spark off the bench with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Marquette was without the services of a starter for the second straight game as center Chris Otule hurt his left knee just minutes into the game.


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)
  • Jae Crowder +31 (v. Ole Miss)
  • Vander Blue +25 (v. Winthrop)
  • Darius Johnson-Odom +25 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Jae Crowder +23 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Darius Johnson-Odom +22 (v. Jacksonville)
  • Jae Crowder +21 (v. Jacksonville)
  • Darius Johnson-Odom +20 (v. Ole Miss)
  • Darius Johnson Odom +20 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Darius Johnson Odom +19 (v. Winthrop)

Five Least Efficient Performances*
  • Derrick Wilson -5 (v. Winthrop)
  • Derrick Wilson -1 (v. Ole Miss)
  • Jamail Jones -1 (v. Norfolk State-2)
  • Chris Otule -1 (@ Wisconsin)
  • Multiple tied at 0

*- players must play at least 3 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings.


Ten Most Efficient Per Minute Performances*
  • Jae Crowder 1.192 (v. Ole Miss)
  • Jae Crowder 1.167 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Chris Otule 1.063 (v. Winthrop)
  • Jamail Jones 1.000 (v. Winthrop)
  • Davante Gardner 1.000 (v. Ole Miss)
  • Jae Crowder .958 (v. Mount St. Mary's)
  • Jamil Wilson .938 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Davante Gardner .929 (@ Wisconsin)
  • Todd Mayo .867 (v. Norfolk State)
  • Todd Mayo .867 (v. Jacksonville)

*- players must play at least 3 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 -.250 (v. Norfolk State-2)
  • Derrick Wilson -.100 (v. Ole Miss)
  • Chris Otule -.040 (@ Wisconsin)
  • Multiple tied at 0.000

*- players must play at least 3 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 +163 (+20.4)
  • Darius Johnson-Odom +145 (+18.1)
  • Vander Blue +105 (+13.1)
  • Todd Mayo +74 (+9.3)
  • Davante Gardner +70 (+8.8)
  • Junior Cadougan +64 (+9.1)
  • Chris Otule +64 (+8.0)
  • Jamil Wilson +55 (+6.9)
  • Jamail Jones +29 (+3.6)
  • Derrick Wilson +18 (+2.3)
  • Juan Anderson +7 (1.8)

*- players must play at least 3 minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings.


Cumulative per minute ratings for the Golden Eagles
(E/MIN)*
  • Jae Crowder 0.731
  • Davante Gardner 0.625
  • Darius Johnson-Odom 0.607
  • Todd Mayo 0.517
  • Vander Blue 0.491
  • Chris Otule 0.451
  • Juan Anderson 0.438
  • Jamil Wilson 0.399
  • Jamail Jones 0.358
  • Junior Cadougan 0.352
  • Derrick Wilson 0.161

*- players must play at least 3 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/+6
  • Darius Johnson-Odom +25/+9
  • Vander Blue +25/+0
  • Chris Otule +19/-1
  • Jamil Wilson +15/+3
  • Junior Cadougan +14/+3
  • Davante Gardner +14/+2
  • Todd Mayo +16/0
  • Jamail Jones +10/-1
  • Derrick Wilson +8/-5
  • Juan Anderson +7/-1


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

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