Efficiency Ratings: Presbyterian

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 used a big second half to propel it into the second-best rating of the season for the Gamecocks on Tuesday. See how the team got there through the 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.



Tuesday's Game:
-Malik Cooke 18
-Damontre Harris 16
-Lakeem Jackson 12
-Anthony Gill 12
-Bruce Ellington 10
-R.J. Slawson 6
-Damien Leonard 4
-Brian Richardson 2
-Eric Smith 1
-Carlton Geathers 1
-Brenton Williams -3
Team Rating: 79

Notes: The team by far produced its second best efficiency rating of the season. It was just the second team that the team had eclipsed a rating of 70. ... The team continues it's balanced production with five players - Damontre Harris, Lakeem Jackson, Malik Cooke, Anthony Gill and Bruce Ellington - producing double-digit ratings. ... Even though it was the second-highest rating of the year for the team, no player had a top-five performance for the season. ... In only his third game, Bruce Ellington finally broke through and scored a season-high (and team-high) 15. ... With Brenton Williams returning after missing five games with a knee sprain, this was the first time that the team was at full strength bodies wise.

Last Game's Ratings:
-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

Overall (average per game)
-Malik Cooke 124 (13.8)
-Anthony Gill 98 (10.9)
-Damontre Harris 91 (10.1)
-R.J. Slawson 80 (8.9)
-Lakeem Jackson 74 (8.2)
-Eric Smith 61 (6.8)
-Bruce Ellington****** 13 (4.3)
-Brenton Williams***** 11 (2.8)
-Carlton Geathers 24 (2.7)
-Brian Richardson 23 (2.6)
-Damien Leonard 7 (.8)

*-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. 79 (vs. Presbyterian - 12/13)
3. 68 (vs. Providence - 12/1)

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