Efficiency Ratings: Auburn

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. The team came off a week-long break and committed a season-high in turnovers in its fourth straight SEC loss. Check out what caused the team to unravel statistically.

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 14
-Damien Leonard 7
-Brenton Williams 7
-Lakeem Jackson 6
-Anthony Gill 5
-R.J. Slawson 3
-Bruce Ellington 3
-Malik Cooke 2
-Brian Richardson 1
-Carlton Geathers 1
-Eric Smith 0
Team Rating: 49

Notes: Despite having five turnovers, Damontre Harris still had a team-high rating of 14. ... Harris was the only player to have a double-digit rating. ... South Carolina had one fewer turnover (23) than it did rebounds (24). ... The team only had eight assists. ... Twenty of the teams 23 turnovers came from the starting lineup. ... No player scored in double figures. ... Despite not having a player with a negative rating, the team recorded the lowest team rating of the season.

Last Game's Ratings:
-Damontre Harris 14
-Bruce Ellington 13
-Malik Cooke 12
-R.J. Slawson 6
-Brenton Williams 5
-Anthony Gill 4
-Brian Richardson 2
-Lakeem Jackson 1
-Carlton Geathers 0
-Damien Leonard 0
-Eric Smith 0
Team Rating: 56

Overall (average per game)
-Malik Cooke 238 (13.2)
-Damontre Harris 205 (11.4)
-Anthony Gill 171 (9.8)
-R.J. Slawson 152 (8.4)
-Lakeem Jackson 120 (6.7)
-Bruce Ellington******* 80 (7.3)
-Eric Smith 71 (3.9)
-Brenton Williams******** 34 (3.4)
-Damien Leonard 44 (2.8)
-Carlton Geathers 45 (2.5)
-Brian Richardson 34 (1.9)

*-Denotes amount of games missed.

Top 5 individual performances:
1. Malik Cooke 27 (vs. USC Upstate - 12/31)
2. Malik Cooke 25 (vs. Providence - 12/1)
T3. 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)

Top 3 team performances:
1. 106 (vs. South Carolina State - 1/3)
2. 93 (vs. Western Carolina - 11/11)
3. 79 (vs. Presbyterian - 12/13)

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