Efficiency Ratings: Florida

As the team dredges through the season, we plan to track its efficiency game by game to give the fans a more in-depth look at production. South Carolina went to Florida and knocked the Gators off for the first time in over a decade in Gainesville. A top-five performance was put up, and a new leader in overall rating emerged for the season. Check out who they were.

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.


For reference, according to the Scout.com Duke site, last year LeBron James posted the two most efficient games of the season with a +54 (37 points on 11-of-17 FG & 9-10 FT, 12 rebounds, 11 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, and 2 turnovers) and +50 (40 points on 16-of-23 FG & 6-6 FT, 8 rebounds, 8 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks, and 2 turnovers) rating.

Saturday's Game:

-Bruce Ellington 23
-Sam Muldrow 13
-Damontre Harris* 13
-Malik Cooke 11
-Brian Richardson 10
-Ramon Galloway 10
-Lakeem Jackson 7
-R.J. Slawson* 0
-Eric Smith** -1

Notes: Bruce Ellington scored 23 points, and posted a rating of 23 - the fifth highest rating of the season. ... South Carolina has won every game where someone has posted an efficiency rating of at least 22. ... Sam Muldrow took back over the overall lead for the season as he and Lakeem Jackson broke the 200-point mark for the season. ... Six of the nine players that played posted double-digit efficiency ratings. ... The starters scored all but 11 points, but two players off the bench (Malik Cooke and Ramon Galloway) led the team in rebounds. ... Galloway also led the team in assists (six), and the rest of the team had just eight assists. ... Damontre Harris broke the 100-point mark on the season in his 15th game.

Overall Rating (Through 16 Games):

-Sam Muldrow (207) - 12.9
-Lakeem Jackson (202) - 12.6 avg.
-Malik Cooke (196) - 12.3
-Bruce Ellington (173) - 10.8
-Damontre Harris* (102) - 6.8
-Brian Richardson (91) - 5.7
-Ramon Galloway (77) - 4.8
-Johndre Jefferson** (75) - 5.7
-R.J. Slawson* (48) - 3.2
-Stephen Spinella*** (33) - 2.4
-Eric Smith** (27) - 1.9

Top 5 Performances of the Season:

1. Sam Muldrow (Jan. 4 vs. South Carolina St.) 30
2. Sam Muldrow (Dec. 11 vs. Wofford) 29
3. Lakeem Jackson (Nov. 12 vs. Elon) 27
4. Sam Muldrow (Jan. 8 vs. Vanderbilt) 25
5. Bruce Ellington (Jan. 15 vs. Florida) 23

*Denotes how many games a players has missed.

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