Efficiency Ratings: Ole Miss

South Carolina wrapped up its season Thursday as the Gamecocks fell in the SEC tournament. An overall leader was claimed for efficiency and individual statistical leaders staked their claim for the season. Check out to see how your favorite Gamecock 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.

Thursday's Game:
-Sam Muldrow 16
-Ramon Galloway 14
-Lakeem Jackson 12
-Damontre Harris 9
-Bruce Ellington 6
-R.J. Slawson 2
-Eric Smith 2
-Brian Richardson 2
-Malik Cooke 0
-Johndre Jefferson 0

Notes: Sam Muldrow ended his season with a rather efficient game, anchored by what he does best, 7 blocks. ... Muldrow had a top-5 performance for the season in December-March. ... Bruce Ellington barely finished as the top-rated freshman over Damontre Harris. ... Stephen Spinella didn't play in the months of February and March (11 games). ... South Carolina finished the season winning 1 of its last 10.

Overall Efficiency Leaders: Sam Muldrow (13.9)
Points: Bruce Ellington (12.8)
Rebounds: Sam Muldrow (7.3)
Assists: Bruce Ellington (3.2)
Steals: Malik Cooke (1.5)
Blocks: Sam Muldrow (3.4)
Free-Throw Percentage: R.J. Slawson (.818)

Overall Rating (Through 30 Games):
-Sam Muldrow (418) - 13.9 avg.
-Malik Cooke (351) - 11.7
-Lakeem Jackson**** (269) - 10.3
-Bruce Ellington (217) - 7.2
-Damontre Harris* (202) - 7
-Ramon Galloway (194) - 6.5
-Brian Richardson (119) - 4
-Johndre Jefferson***** (87) - 3.5
-R.J. Slawson** (90) - 3.2
-Eric Smith** (55) - 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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