((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.
BeeJay Anya: +16
Trevor Lacey: +13
Cat Barber: +9
Ralston Turner: +7
Abdul-Malik Abu: +7
Lennard Freeman: +5
Caleb Martin: +2
Dez Lee: +1
Kyle Washington: +0
OBSERVATIONS: A very efficient game for sophomore BeeJay Anya, who has put together a stretch of four where he's totaled 17 blocks and 28 rebounds... key categories for him. He totaled just five points against North Carolina, but also had six rebounds, six blocks, two assists, and a steal.
Cat Barber, Trevor Lacey, and Ralston Turner didn't shoot it well, but they contributed in other areas. Barber had four boards and four assists. Lacey had six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block. Turner added five boards and a steal.
From an individual standpoint, there weren't many highly-efficient players because of the struggles shooting from the field, but it was encouraging that no one finished below 0.
Cumulative Season ratings for the Wolfpack through 28 games. (Efficiency/game)
Trevor Lacey: +429 (15.9)
Cat Barber: +307 (11.4)
Ralston Turner: +283 (10.2)
BeeJay Anya: +247 (8.8)
Kyle Washington: +230 (8.5)
Abdul-Malik Abu: +194 (6.9)
Lennard Freeman: +174 (6.4)
Caleb Martin: +161 (5.8)
Cody Martin: +77 (4.5)
Dez Lee: +53 (2.4)
Efficiency Ratings Per Minutes Played
Trevor Lacey: 15.9 per game efficiency -- .44 efficiency per minute
BeeJay Anya: 8.8 per game efficiency -- .46 efficiency per minute
Kyle Washington: 8.5 per game efficiency -- .42 efficiency per minute
Cody Martin: 4.5 per game efficiency -- .39 efficiency per minute
Abdul-Malik Abu: 6.9 per game efficiency -- .39 efficiency per minute
Cat Barber: 11.4 per game efficiency -- .37 efficiency per minute
Lennard Freeman: 6.4 per game efficiency -- .36 efficiency per minute
Ralston Turner: 10.2 per game efficiency -- .33 efficiency per minute
Caleb Martin: 5.8 per game efficiency -- .33 efficiency per minute
Dez Lee: 2.4 per game efficiency -- .31 efficiency per minute
OBSERVATIONS: As has been the case for much of the season, Trevor Lacey leads the way for the Wolfpack. He's been an efficient scorer and he also contributes as a rebounder, passer, and defender.
Cat Barber's recent play has led to him surging to No. 2 behind Lacey. Barber can score and pass it. His numbers would be even better if he could generate a few more steals.
BeeJay Anya does well in this efficiency metric because he takes a low number of field goals and generates blocks and rebounds. Very few negatives for him each game, and when you factor in minutes played he becomes even more efficient.
Cody Martin and Dez Lee are impacted because they play so few minutes.
Caleb Martin would be higher, but he is shooting a low percentage from the field.
NOTE: All players haven't played the full 28 games. Trevor Lacey, Lennard Freeman, Kyle Washington, and Cat Barber have played 27, Desmond Lee 22, and Cody Martin 17.