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.
-Malik Cooke 18
-Anthony Gill 11
-Damontre Harris 9
-Bruce Ellington 5
-Damien Leonard 4
-Brian Richardson 4
-Carlton Geathers 3
-R.J. Slawson 2
-Eric Smith 2
-Lakeem Jackson 0
-Brenton Williams -1
Team Rating: 57
Notes: With a team-high rating of 18, Malik Cooke has closed the gap on Damontre Harris to a one-game playoff barring an upset for the Gamecocks in the SEC tournament. ... R.J. Slawson became the fourth Gamecock to reach a season rating of 200 - joining Cooke, Harris and Anthony Gill. ... Cooke went 3 of 4 from 3. The rest of the team was 3 of 16.
Last Game's Ratings
-Damontre Harris 26
-Anthony Gill 12
-Bruce Ellington 11
-Malik Cooke 6
-R.J. Slawson 5
-Brenton Williams 3
-Damien Leonard 3
-Lakeem Jackson 1
Carlton Geathers 0
-Eric Smith 0
-Brian Richardson -3
Team Rating: 64
Overall (average per game)
-Damontre Harris 372 (12.4)
-Malik Cooke 370 (12.3)
-Anthony Gill 261 (8.7)
-R.J. Slawson 201 (6.7)
-Bruce Ellington****** 159 (6.6)
-Lakeem Jackson 145 (4.8)
-Brenton Williams******* 86 (3.7)
-Eric Smith 87*** (3.2)
-Carlton Geathers*** 65 (2.4)
-Damien Leonard 69 (2.3)
-Brian Richardson****** 35 (1.5)
*-Denotes amount of games missed.
Top 5 individual performances:
1. Damontre Harris 28 (vs. Florida - 2/2)
2. Malik Cooke 27 (vs. USC Upstate - 12/31)
3. Damontre Harris 26 (vs. Mississippi State - 2/29)
4. Malik Cooke 25 (vs. Providence - 12/1)
T5. Malik Cooke 23 (vs. Mississippi Valley St. - 11/22)
Efficiency Ratings: UGA
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