Efficiency Ratings: Kentucky

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. In a brutal game for South Carolina, one Gamecock had a career-high day. Check out to see who it was and how efficient his day was.

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 12
-Damien Leonard 8
-Anthony Gill 4
-Malik Cooke 4
-Lakeem Jackson 4
-Eric Smith 3
-Carlton Geathers 3
-R.J. Slawson 2
-Brenton Williams 1
-Brian Richardson 0
-Bruce Ellington -2
Team Rating: 39

Notes: Damontre Harris was the lone Gamecock to have an efficiency rating in double digits (12). ... Despite scoring a career-high 19 points, Damian Leonard only had a rating of eight. ... Eric Smith - who opened the season as the team's starting point guard - made his first appearance in four games with a rating of three. ... The Gamecocks had their lowest efficiency rating of the season (39), mainly bolstered by 41 missed shots (only 18 made) and eight missed free throws (only seven made). ... South Carolina made more 3s (nine) than shots inside the arch and free throws.

Last Game's Ratings
-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

Overall (average per game)
-Malik Cooke 285 (13.0)
-Damontre Harris 267 (12.1)
-Anthony Gill 210 (9.5)
-R.J. Slawson 164 (7.5)
-Lakeem Jackson 129 (5.9)
-Bruce Ellington******* 89 (5.6)
-Eric Smith 74*** (3.9)
-Brenton Williams******** 47 (3.1)
-Carlton Geathers 56 (2.5)
-Damien Leonard 49 (2.2)
-Brian Richardson 36** (1.8)

*-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)

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