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's Skidding fast as it was downed by Florida on Wednesday night. The lack of efficiency showed, as only one Gamecock had a double-digit rating. However, check out the ratings to see how your favorite player did.

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.

Wednesday's Game:

-Sam Muldrow 10
-Brian Richardson 8
-Eric Smith 8
-Bruce Ellington 7
-Malik Cooke 7
-R.J. Slawson 3
-Damontre Harris 3
-Lakeem Jackson 2
-Ramon Galloway 1
-Johndre Jefferson 0

Notes: This is the first time that freshman Eric Smith finished with a top two efficiency rating. ... Smith surpassed Stephen Spinella in the overall rating for the season. ... Smith has had the lowest overall efficiency rating since the first rating was done. ... Bruce Ellington finally cracked the cumulative rating of 200 for the season. ... Sam Muldrow is 5 points away from being the first to reach 300 on the season. ... Florida's starters were 8 of 17 (47 percent) from 3, and South Carolina's were 3 of 15 (20 percent). ... The Gamecocks had 18 turnovers to 11 assists. ... Once again, Spinella did not play.

Overall Rating (Through 22 Games):

-Sam Muldrow (295) - 13.4 avg.
-Malik Cooke (265) - 12
-Lakeem Jackson* (227) - 10.8
-Bruce Ellington (204) - 9.3
-Ramon Galloway (133) - 6
-Damontre Harris* (129) - 6.1
-Brian Richardson (103) - 4.7
-Johndre Jefferson**** (80) - 4.4
-R.J. Slawson** (57) - 2.9
-Eric Smith** (39) - 2.0
-Stephen Spinella******* (32) - 2.1

Top 5 Performances of the Season:

1. Sam Muldrow (Jan. 4 vs. South Carolina St.) 30
1. Sam Muldrow (Jan. 22 vs. Kentucky) 30
3. Sam Muldrow (Dec. 11 vs. Wofford) 29
4. Lakeem Jackson (Nov. 12 vs. Elon) 27
5. Sam Muldrow (Jan. 19 vs. Arkansas) 26

*Denotes how many games a players has missed.

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