Efficiency Ratings: SE Louisiana

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. Look inside to see how the Gamecocks' fared against Southeastern Louisiana. 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.



Wednesday's Game
-Malik Cooke 18
-Anthony Gill 14
-Lakeem Jackson 11
-Damontre Harris 9
-Eric Smith 6
-Carlton Geathers 5
-Damien Leonard 5
-Brenton Williams 0
-Brian Richardson 0
-R.J. Slawson -1
-Bruce Ellington -3
Team Rating: 64

Notes: Malik Cooke continues to up his average and be the team's leader in efficiency and points. His team-high mark of 18 helped up his average to 15 on the season. ... The team continues to do things by committee with no one scoring more than 14 points and no player grabbing more than seven rebounds. ... Cooke was the only player to record over 30 minutes. ... Freshman Damien Leonard is starting to come around as he went 2 of 5 from 3. Also, freshman Anthony Gill went 2 of 2 from deep. He's now 6 of 7 on the season. ... Damontre Harris became the third Gamecock to cross 100 for total season rating after 11 games.

Last Game's Ratings:
-Malik Cooke 23
-Anthony Gill 12
-Damontre Harris 6
-Bruce Ellington 6
-Carlton Geathers 4
-Eric Smith 3
-Damien Leonard 3
-Lakeem Jackson 2
-R.J. Slawson 1
-Brenton Williams -1
-Brian Richardson -1
Team Rating: 58

Overall (average per game)
-Malik Cooke 165 (15.0)
-Anthony Gill 124 (11.3)
-Damontre Harris 106 (9.6)
-Lakeem Jackson 87 (7.9)
-R.J. Slawson 80 (7.3)
-Eric Smith 70 (6.4)
-Bruce Ellington****** 16 (3.2)
-Carlton Geathers 33 (3)
-Brian Richardson 22 (2)
-Brenton Williams***** 10 (1.7)
-Damien Leonard 15 (1.4)

*-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)
Malik Cooke 23 (vs. Ohio State - 12/17)
5. Lakeem Jackson 21 (vs. Western Carolina - 11/11)

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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