Efficiency Ratings: Georgia

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. A lack of assists and a plethora of missed shots led to another loss for the Gamecocks on Saturday against Georgia. Check to see who will finish at the top of the ratings as the season comes to a close.

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:
-Sam Muldrow 14
-Malik Cooke 14
-Damontre Harris 8
-Lakeem Jackson 2
-Ramon Galloway 1
-R.J. Slawson 0
-Eric Smith -1
-Johndre Jefferson -1
-Brian Richardson -3
-Bruce Ellington -4

Notes: Lakeem Jackson played after missing three straight with a foot injury. ... Bruce Ellington's production continues to falter. He, like Jackson, has been slowed by injuries. ... Of the 10 that played, five players an efficiency rating of 0 or lower. ... Only two players accounted for the team's four assists. Eric Smith had three of them and Damontre Harris had the other. ... The team took 60 shots, but only connected on 17 of them.

Overall Rating (Through 27 Games):
-Sam Muldrow (360) - 13.3 avg.
-Malik Cooke (334) - 12.4
-Lakeem Jackson**** (234) - 10.2
-Bruce Ellington (203) - 7.5
-Damontre Harris* (178) - 6.8
-Ramon Galloway (161) - 5.9
-Brian Richardson (117) - 4.3
-Johndre Jefferson***** (85) - 3.9
-R.J. Slawson** (83) - 3.3
-Eric Smith** (50) - 2
-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
4. Sam Muldrow (Feb. 22 vs. Mississippi) 27

*Denotes how many games a players has missed.

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