Efficiency Ratings: Arkansas

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. Damontre Harris' efficiency continues to be off the charts, check to see how close he is to taking over the No. 1 spot for the Gamecocks.

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 21
-Bruce Ellington 10
-Malik Cooke 7
-Eric Smith 6
-Lakeem Jackson 5
-R.J. Slawson 2
-Anthony Gill 2
-Brenton Williams 1
-Damien Leonard -1
Team Rating: 55

Notes: Damontre Harris continues to be a bright spot for the team. He finished perfect from the field (4-4) and perfect from the free-throw line (4-4) to fuel a rating of 21. ... Harris is only 11 rating points behind Malik Cooke - who crossed a rating of 300 for the season - for the team leader in efficiency. ... South Carolina had just seven assists to 21 turnovers. ... Out the 346 teams in the country, South Carolina ranks 329th in assists at 10.1. To put that into perspective, Scott Machado - the nation's leader in assists - averages 10 assists a game for Iona. ... Carlton Geathers didn't make an appearance for the first time all season. Brian Richardson didn't appear in his third game.

Last Game's Ratings
-Bruce Ellington 11
-R.J. Slawson 10
-Malik Cooke 10
-Damien Leonard 9
-Brenton Williams 8
-Lakeem Jackson 4
-Damontre Harris 3
-Eric Smith 0
-Carlton Geathers 0
-Brian Richardson 0
-Anthony Gill -5
Team Rating: 50

Overall (average per game)
-Malik Cooke 302 (12.6)
-Damontre Harris 291 (12.1)
-Anthony Gill 207 (8.6)
-R.J. Slawson 176 (7.3)
-Bruce Ellington****** 110 (6.1)
-Lakeem Jackson 138 (5.8)
-Eric Smith 80*** (3.8)
-Brenton Williams******* 56 (3.3)
-Damien Leonard 57 (2.4)
-Carlton Geathers* 56 (2.4)
-Brian Richardson*** 36 (1.7)

*-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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