Efficiency Ratings: Maryland

As the team trudges through the season, we plan to track its efficiency game-by-game to give the fans a more in-depth look at production. Wing Ralston Turner was the Wolfpack's most efficient player in the 65-56 win over Maryland.

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.

Here is a look at how NC State's players have fared this season, starting with the recent game against Maryland.

GAME EFFICIENCY: Maryland

Wing Ralston Turner was the Wolfpack's most efficient player in the 65-56 win over Maryland.

Ralston Turner: +19
Cat Barber: +12
Kyle Washington: +12
Desmond Lee: +11
Jordan Vandenberg: +7
BeeJay Anya: +3
Tyler Lewis: +3 Lennard Freeman: +3

OBSERVATIONS: Overall, it was a fairly efficient game for the Wolfpack. Every player had a positive mark, and no one had below +3.

Ralston Turner effectively stepped into the "T.J. Warren role" of NC State's offense, but went about doing so in a different manner. He virtually matched Warren's season average by scoring 23 points and grabbing eight boards, but Turner got there by hitting five 3-pointers. Warren generally gets most of his points 15-feet and in.

Still, Warren's season efficiency average of 20.3 was nearly matched by Turner.

Cat Barber and Kyle Washington were effective in their own regard. While Barber still struggled a bit from the field, he had four assists, three rebounds, and a steal with zero turnovers. Washington grabbed a career-high 10 boards but did have three turnovers.

Desmond Lee finished with four steals but also had four turnovers. His aggression offensively led to 11 free throw attempts, which helped offset his 3-of-8 shooting from the field.

SEASON EFFICIENCY RATINGS
Cumulative Season ratings for the Wolfpack through nineteen games. (Efficiency/game)

T.J. Warren: +365 (20.3)
Jordan Vandenberg: +181 (12.1)
Cat Barber: +180 (9.5)
Lennard Freeman: +156 (8.7)
Desmond Lee: +157 (8.3)
Ralston Turner: +158 (8.3)
Kyle Washington: +127 (6.7)
BeeJay Anya: +76 (4.8)
Tyler Lewis: +70 (3.7)

Efficiency Ratings Per Minutes Played
T.J. Warren: 20.3 per game efficiency -- .60 efficiency per minute
Jordan Vandenberg: 12.1 per game efficiency -- .50 efficiency per minute
BeeJay Anya: 4.8 per game efficiency -- .44 efficiency per minute
Kyle Washington: 6.7 per game efficiency -- .37 efficiency per minute
Lennard Freeman: 8.7 per game efficiency -- .36 efficiency per minute
Ralston Turner: 8.3 per game efficiency -- .36 efficiency per minute
Cat Barber: 9.5 per game efficiency -- .32 efficiency per minute
Desmond Lee: 8.3 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 19 games for everyone but T.J. Warren, Lennard Freeman, Jordan Vandenberg, and BeeJay Anya. They've played in 18, 18, 15, and 16 games respectively.


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