((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.
Here is a look at how NC State's players have fared this season, starting with the recent game against Virginia.
Virginia led from start-to-finish in the 76-45 win over NC State in PNC Arena.
Kyle Washington: +12
BeeJay Anya: +8
Lennard Freeman: +7
Desmond Lee: +5
Ralston Turner: +3
Tyler Lewis: +3
Jordan Vandenberg: +1
T.J. Warren: -3
Cat Barber: -3
OBSERVATIONS: Brutal day for pretty much everyone. T.J. Warren and Cat Barber posted negative numbers for the first time this season... poor field goal shooting and low numbers in any statistic categories.
The Pack's three freshmen big men led the way. Why? Because they didn't miss a lot of shots, rebounded, and blocked shots.
T.J. Warren: +336 (21.0)
Jordan Vandenberg: +150 (12.5)
Cat Barber: +159 (9.9)
Lennard Freeman: +148 (9.3)
Desmond Lee: +139 (8.7)
Ralston Turner: +132 (8.3)
Kyle Washington: +100 (6.3)
BeeJay Anya: +68 (5.3)
Tyler Lewis: +65 (4.1)
Efficiency Ratings Per Minutes Played
T.J. Warren: 21.0 per game efficiency -- .61 efficiency per minute
Jordan Vandenberg: 12.5 per game efficiency -- .52 efficiency per minute
BeeJay Anya: 5.3 per game efficiency -- .47 efficiency per minute
Lennard Freeman: 9.3 per game efficiency -- .37 efficiency per minute
Ralston Turner: 8.3 per game efficiency -- .37 efficiency per minute
Kyle Washington: 6.3 per game efficiency -- .37 efficiency per minute
Cat Barber:9.9 per game efficiency -- .35 efficiency per minute
Desmond Lee: 8.7 per game efficiency -- .31 efficiency per minute
Tyler Lewis: 4.1 per game efficiency -- .24 efficiency per minute
OBSERVATIONS: T.J. Warren's season numbers have dipped during ACC play, but he still leads the league in scoring (22.2) and offensive rebounding (3.2). He checks in at sixth in rebounding (7.5), seventh in steals (25), and ninth in field goal percentage (50.5%). Do all of that and you'll post a high efficiency rating.
Four of the next five behind Warren are the Pack's big men. They all are efficient from the field, contribute in rebounding and blocks, don't take a lot of shots, and share minutes (so their minute numbers are limited).
Cat Barber and Desmond Lee really need to improve their field goal shooting. The Pack's starting guards are shooting just 40.8% from the field.
NOTE: The season efficiency numbers are based on 15 games for everyone but Jordan Vandenberg and BeeJay Anya. They've played 11 and 12 games respectively.