Efficiency Ratings: Southern Cal

As the team goes through the season, we'll track its efficiency game by game to give the fans a more in-depth look at production. South Carolina couldn't overcome the red-hot shooting of Southern Cal despite a pretty decent shooting night of their own. Check out to see how the team 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, two seasons ago 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:
-Damontre Harris 19
-Anthony Gill 12
-R.J. Slawson 11
-Malik Cooke 9
-Brian Richardson 8
-Lakeem Jackson 7
-Eric Smith 2
-Carlton Geathers 0
-Damien Leonard -7
Team Rating: 61

Notes: Damontre Harris showed some potential with a team-high in points (15) and rebounds (six). His rating of 19 was good enough for the fourth best efficiency output of year. ... Freshman Anthony Gill continues to be one of the most consistent players, despite not taking many shots. His rating of 11 was the second best on the day in just 18 minutes and three shots. ... the Gamecocks didn't miss a free throw (8 of 8) for the first time this season. ... South Carolina came into the game averaging about 28 rebounds a game but only grabbed 16. ... Damien Leoard's rating of -7 was the lowest rating produced since the rating system was implemented last season. Leonard didn't record a single positive stat. ... Brian Richardson passed Leonard for last place for the season after going 4 of 7 from 3. ... The Gamecocks shot 47 percent (8 of 17) from 3.

Last Game's Ratings:
-R.J. Slawson 23
-Malik Cooke 15
-Anthony Gill 10
-Damontre Harris 5
-Damien Leonard 4
-Eric Smith 2
-Brian Richardson 2
-Carlton Geathers 1
-Lakeem Jackson 0
Team Rating: 62

Overall (average per game):
-Malik Cooke 73 (12.2)
-Anthony Gill 68 (11.3)
-R.J. Slawson 61 (10.2)
-Damontre Harris 57 (9.5)
-Lakeem Jackson 44 (7.3)
-Eric Smith 39 (6.5)
-Brenton Williams*** 14 (4.7)
-Carlton Geathers 19 (3.2)
-Brian Richardson 12 (2)
-Damien Leonard 7 (1.2)

*-Denotes amount of games missed.

Top 5 individual performances:
T1. Malik Cooke 23 (vs. Mississippi Valley St. - 11/22)
R.J. Slawson 23 (vs. North Carolina - 11/25)
3. Lakeem Jackson 21 (vs. Western Carolina - 11/11)
4. Damontre Harris 19 (vs. Southern Cal - 11/26)
5. Anthony Gill 16 (vs. Western Carolina - 11/11)

Top 3 team performances
1. 93 (vs. Western Carolina - 11/11)
2. 66 (vs. Mississippi Valley St. - 11/22)
3. 63 (vs. Tennessee State - 11/20)

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