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.
-Damontre Harris 28
-Anthony Gill 15
-Malik Cooke 9
-Bruce Ellington 5
-Brenton Williams 4
-Brian Richardson 2
-R.J. Slawson 2
-Lakeem Jackson 1
-Carlton Geathers 0
-Damien Leonard -1
Team Rating: 65
Notes: Damontre Harris' rating of 28 was the most efficient night by a Gamecock this season. It was the first time a player has produced a top-five performance since the new year. ... Anthony Gill (with a rating of 15) became the third Gamecock this season to reach a season rating of 200. ... The five players that came off the bench had a combined rating of nine (out of 65) in 55 minutes, capped by Brenton Williams' rating of four. ... The team almost had more blocks (seven) than assists (eight). Harris had six of the blocks and Brenton Williams had the other. ... Florida has the 13th best 3-point percentage in the nation at 40 percent. South Carolina held them to 25 percent (7 of 28) after a a hot start from deep by the Gators.
Last Game's Ratings:
-Malik Cooke 16
-Brenton Williams 14
-Anthony Gill 13
-Damontre Harris 12
-Carlton Geathers 5
-Lakeem Jackson 2
-R.J. Slawson 1
-Bruce Ellington 0
-Damien Leonard -2
Team Rating: 61
Overall (average per game)
-Malik Cooke 281 (13.4)
-Damontre Harris 255 (12.1)
-Anthony Gill 206 (9.8)
-R.J. Slawson 162 (8.1)
-Bruce Ellington******* 91 (6.5)
-Lakeem Jackson 125 (6.0)
-Eric Smith 71*** (3.9)
-Brenton Williams******** 46 (3.5)
-Carlton Geathers 53 (2.5)
-Damien Leonard 41 (2.0)
-Brian Richardson 36** (1.9)
*-Denotes amount of games missed.
Top 5 individual performances:
1. Damontre Harris 28 (vs. Floria - 2/2)
2. Malik Cooke 27 (vs. USC Upstate - 12/31)
3. Malik Cooke 25 (vs. Providence - 12/1)
T4. 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)
Efficiency Ratings: Florida
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