((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 Wake Forest.
Senior center Jordan Vandenberg was the Wolfpack's most efficient player in the 70-69 loss to Wake Forest.
Jordan Vandenberg: +15
T.J. Warren: +11
Kyle Washington: +10
Lennard Freeman: +8
Desmond Lee: +5
Ralston Turner: +5
Cat Barber: +5
BeeJay Anya: +3
Tyler Lewis: 0
OBSERVATIONS: Jordan Vandenberg bounced back with a strong performance, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting while also grabbing seven boards and blocking a shot in 28 minutes. He was active on both ends and really competed, despite being in foul trouble.
T.J. Warren scored 22 points but only grabbed four rebounds (which comes after grabbing just three versus Virginia). Warren missed four free throws and also had three turnovers.
Kyle Washington and Lennard Freeman were a lot like Vandenberg. Points and rebounds with very few shot attempts.
Ralston Turner and Cat Barber each shot 3-of-12 from the field. Desmond Lee attempted just two shots in the game.
T.J. Warren: +347 (20.4)
Jordan Vandenberg: +165 (12.7)
Cat Barber: +164 (9.6)
Lennard Freeman: +156 (9.2)
Desmond Lee: +144 (8.5)
Ralston Turner: +137 (8.1)
Kyle Washington: +110 (6.5)
BeeJay Anya: +71 (5.1)
Tyler Lewis: +65 (3.8)
Efficiency Ratings Per Minutes Played
T.J. Warren: 20.4 per game efficiency -- .60 efficiency per minute
Jordan Vandenberg: 12.7 per game efficiency -- .52 efficiency per minute
BeeJay Anya: 5.1 per game efficiency -- .46 efficiency per minute
Kyle Washington: 6.5 per game efficiency -- .39 efficiency per minute
Lennard Freeman: 9.2 per game efficiency -- .37 efficiency per minute
Ralston Turner: 8.1 per game efficiency -- .36 efficiency per minute
Cat Barber: 9.6 per game efficiency -- .33 efficiency per minute
Desmond Lee: 8.5 per game efficiency -- .31 efficiency per minute
Tyler Lewis: 3.8 per game efficiency -- .23 efficiency per minute
NOTE: The season efficiency numbers are based on 17 games for everyone but Jordan Vandenberg and BeeJay Anya. They've played 13 and 14 games respectively.