Efficiency Ratings: Florida State

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 T.J. Warren was the Wolfpack's most efficient player in the 74-70 win over Florida State.

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 Florida State.

GAME EFFICIENCY: Florida State

Wing T.J. Warren was the Wolfpack's most efficient player in the 74-70 win over Florida State.

T.J. Warren: +31
Desmond Lee: +15
Kyle Washington: +10
Tyler Lewis: +9
Ralston Turner: +7
Jordan Vandenberg: +6
Lennard Freeman: +6
Cat Barber: +4

OBSERVATIONS: Overall, it was a very efficient night for the Wolfpack.

Leading the way was T.J. Warren, who posted a +31 rating. Not only did he score 30 points but he also grabbed seven rebounds and had a game-high three steals. He scored his 30 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the field.

Desmond Lee's +15 was his highest mark in a number of games, and he did so by scoring 11 points with four rebounds, four assists, and a steal. He scored all 11 in the second half.

Point guards Tyler Lewis (+9) and Cat Barber (+4) would have had higher numbers had they shot better than 2-of-7 and 3-of-9 from the field respectively. They did combine to total 11 assists and just one turnover.

Freshman Kyle Washington (+10) continued his strong play, finishing with seven points, seven rebounds, and two blocks.

We didn't include BeeJay Anya because he only played one minute after going down with an injury.

SEASON EFFICIENCY RATINGS
Cumulative Season ratings for the Wolfpack through 21 games. (Efficiency/game)

T.J. Warren: +418 (20.9)
Jordan Vandenberg: +198 (11.6)
Cat Barber: +189 (9.0)
Lennard Freeman: +168 (8.4)
Desmond Lee: +181 (8.6)
Ralston Turner: +171 (8.1)
Kyle Washington: +146 (7.0)
BeeJay Anya: +81 (4.8)
Tyler Lewis: +91 (4.3)

Efficiency Ratings Per Minutes Played
T.J. Warren: 20.9 per game efficiency -- .61 efficiency per minute
Jordan Vandenberg: 11.6 per game efficiency -- .50 efficiency per minute
BeeJay Anya: 4.8 per game efficiency -- .43 efficiency per minute
Kyle Washington: 7.0 per game efficiency -- .37 efficiency per minute
Lennard Freeman: 8.4 per game efficiency -- .35 efficiency per minute
Ralston Turner: 8.1 per game efficiency -- .34 efficiency per minute
Cat Barber: 9.0 per game efficiency -- .31 efficiency per minute
Desmond Lee: 8.6 per game efficiency -- .30 efficiency per minute
Tyler Lewis: 4.3 per game efficiency -- .25 efficiency per minute

NOTE: The season efficiency numbers are based on 21 games for everyone but T.J. Warren, Lennard Freeman, Jordan Vandenberg, and BeeJay Anya. They've played in 20, 20, 17, and 17 games respectively.

Anya played in 18 but because he only played one minute vs. Floria State that game won't count for these ratings.


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