Efficiency Ratings: Clemson

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 took out rival Clemson on Sunday night on the road with a balanced attack. Check it out to see how the committee method stacked up in efficiency rating.

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.



Sunday's Game:
-Damontre Harris 16
-Anthony Gill 10
-Lakeem Jackson 10
-Brian Richardson 10
-Malik Cooke 8
-Eric Smith 7
-Bruce Ellington 4
-R.J. Slawson 1
-Damien Leonard 0
-Carlton Geathers -1
Team Rating: 65

Notes: Malik Cooke became the first player to accumulate a rating of 100 for the season. ... Five Gamecocks were within two points of each other to lead the team in scoring - Anthony Gill and Damontre Harris (10), Bruce Ellington and Brian Richardson (nine) and Lakeem Jackson (eight). ... All of South Carolina's seven turnovers came in the first 27 mins of the game. ...After missing the first three free throws (11-17), the Gamecocks went 11 of 14 the rest of the way, including knocking down the last six of the game - four of which came in the final 14 secs to seal the game. ... Sophomore guard Brenton Williams missed his fifth game with a knee sprain.

Last Game's Ratings:
-Malik Cooke 25
-Eric Smith 14
-R.J. Slawson 12
-Anthony Gill 8
-Lakeem Jackson 8
-Carlton Geathers 5
-Damontre Harris 2
-Brian Richardson -1
-Bruce Ellington -1
-Damien Leonard -4
Team Rating: 68

Overall (average per game)
-Malik Cooke 106 (13.5)
-Anthony Gill 86 (10.8)
-Damontre Harris 75 (9.4)
-R.J. Slawson 74 (9.3)
-Lakeem Jackson 62 (7.8)
-Eric Smith 60 (7.5)
-Brenton Williams***** 14 (4.7)
-Carlton Geathers 23 (2.9)
-Brian Richardson 21 (2.6)
-Bruce Ellington****** 3 (1.5)
-Damien Leonard 3 (.4)

*-Denotes amount of games missed.

Top 5 individual performances:
1. Malik Cooke 25 (vs. Providence - 12/1)
T2. Malik Cooke 23 (vs. Mississippi Valley St. - 11/22) R.J. Slawson 23 (vs. North Carolina - 11/25)
4. Lakeem Jackson 21 (vs. Western Carolina - 11/11)
5. Damontre Harris 19 (vs. Southern Cal - 11/26)

Top 3 team performances:
1. 93 (vs. Western Carolina - 11/11)
2. 68 (vs. Providence - 12/1)
3. 66 (vs. Mississippi Valley St. - 11/22)

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