Efficiency Ratings: Mississippi State

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. As the regular-season came to a close Saturday, only one player had a seasonal rating of over 400, check in to see who the most efficient Gamecock was this season.

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 13
-Lakeem Jackson 13
-Malik Cooke 11
-Damontre Harris 6
-Bruce Ellington 6
-Ramon Galloway 6
-R.J. Slawson 5
-Eric Smith 2
-Brian Richardson 0

Notes: Sam Muldrow is the first player to eclipse the 400-point mark for overall rating this season. ... Bruce Ellington had a team-high 15 points (on 20 shots), but three other Gamecocks had higher ratings than him. ... South Carolina shot under 32 percent from 3 for the seventh straight game. ... Both Johndre Jefferson and Stephen Spinella earned DNPs for the fifth or more time this season.

Overall Rating (Through 29 Games):
-Sam Muldrow (402) - 13.9 avg.
-Malik Cooke (351) - 12.1
-Lakeem Jackson**** (257) - 10.3
-Bruce Ellington (211) - 7.3
-Damontre Harris* (193) - 6.9
-Ramon Galloway (180) - 6.2
-Brian Richardson (117) - 4
-Johndre Jefferson***** (87) - 3.8
-R.J. Slawson** (88) - 3.3
-Eric Smith** (53) - 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
3. Sam Muldrow (March 4 vs. Tennessee) 29
5. Lakeem Jackson (Nov. 12 vs. Elon) 27
5. Sam Muldrow (Feb. 22 vs. Mississippi) 27

*Denotes how many games a players has missed.

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