((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.
Wing T.J. Warren was the Wolfpack's most efficient player in the 82-67 win over Wake Forest.
T.J. Warren: +34
Ralston Turner: +18
Desmond Lee: +11
Jordan Vandenberg: +9
Cat Barber: +8
Tyler Lewis: +7
Kyle Washington: +5
Lennard Freeman: +5
BeeJay Anya: +4
OBSERVATIONS: Warren had a ridiculously efficient game against Wake Forest, totaling 34 points, 10 rebounds and a steal while hitting 15-of-26 shots from the field. He had just one turnover, but didn't record a block or assist.
It was Warren's seventh-straight game with over 20 points, and sixth in row with six or more rebounds.
Ralston Turner also had a nice outing, as he had 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field (2-4 3s) and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. He also had two rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 28 minutes of action.
Desmond Lee only attempted three shots, but he hit three free throws and had five assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 16 minutes of action.
Tyler Lewis and Cat Barber totaled nine assists with five turnovers from the point guard position.
Lennard Freeman grabbed eight boards in 26 minutes.
T.J. Warren: +500 (21.7)
Jordan Vandenberg: +219 (11.0)
Desmond Lee: +209 (8.7)
Cat Barber: +202 (8.4)
Ralston Turner: +202 (8.4)
Lennard Freeman: +187 (8.1)
Kyle Washington: +147 (6.1)
BeeJay Anya: +87 (4.4)
Tyler Lewis: +101 (4.2)
Efficiency Ratings Per Minutes Played
T.J. Warren: 21.7 per game efficiency -- .63 efficiency per minute
Jordan Vandenberg: 11.0 per game efficiency -- .50 efficiency per minute
BeeJay Anya: 4.4 per game efficiency -- .41 efficiency per minute
Ralston Turner: 8.4 per game efficiency -- .34 efficiency per minute
Lennard Freeman: 8.1 per game efficiency -- .33 efficiency per minute
Kyle Washington: 6.1 per game efficiency -- .32 efficiency per minute
Desmond Lee: 8.7 per game efficiency -- .32 efficiency per minute
Cat Barber: 8.4 per game efficiency -- .30 efficiency per minute
Tyler Lewis: 4.2 per game efficiency -- .24 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 23, 23, 20, and 20 games respectively.
Anya played in 21 but because he only played one minute vs. Floria State that game won't count for these ratings.