((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 Duke.
Sophomore forward T.J. Warren was the Wolfpack's most efficient player in the 95-60 loss at Duke.
T.J. Warren: +18
Jordan Vandenberg: +9
Cat Barber: +4
BeeJay Anya: +3
Kyle Washington: +2
Desmond Lee: +2
Ralston Turner: +2
Tyler Lewis: +2
OBSERVATIONS: T.J. Warren's offensive production was key to his efficiency, as he totaled 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting from the field. He added eight rebounds, a block, and a steal.
Vandenberg scored four points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Cat Barber, Kyle Washington, and Desmond Lee each had four turnovers. Washington did score eight points but missed 11 shots doing so. Lee attempted just four shots (a game after attempting just two at Wake Forest). Barber continued his struggles from the field (2-of-6) and had only three assists from the point guard position.
Lennard Freeman didn't play in the game. He was out with an ankle injury.
T.J. Warren: +365 (20.3)
Jordan Vandenberg: +174 (12.4)
Cat Barber: +168 (9.3)
Lennard Freeman: +156 (9.2)
Desmond Lee: +146 (8.1)
Ralston Turner: +139 (7.7)
Kyle Washington: +112 (6.2)
BeeJay Anya: +73 (4.9)
Tyler Lewis: +67 (3.7)
Efficiency Ratings Per Minutes Played
T.J. Warren: 20.3 per game efficiency -- .60 efficiency per minute
Jordan Vandenberg: 12.4 per game efficiency -- .51 efficiency per minute
BeeJay Anya: 4.9 per game efficiency -- .44 efficiency per minute
Kyle Washington: 6.2 per game efficiency -- .35 efficiency per minute
Lennard Freeman: 9.2 per game efficiency -- .37 efficiency per minute
Ralston Turner: 7.7 per game efficiency -- .34 efficiency per minute
Cat Barber: 9.3 per game efficiency -- .32 efficiency per minute
Desmond Lee: 8.1 per game efficiency -- .29 efficiency per minute
Tyler Lewis: 3.7 per game efficiency -- .22 efficiency per minute
NOTE: The season efficiency numbers are based on 18 games for everyone but Lennard Freeman, Jordan Vandenberg, and BeeJay Anya. They've played 17, 14, and 15 games respectively.