Efficiency Ratings: Mercer

Rodney Hood

Using an NBA Efficiency Rating Formula, TDD tracks the best statistical performances of the season.

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 above referenced 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.


LATEST GAME
Daniel Coursey scored 17 points as the 8,300-student school from Macon, Ga., delivered the biggest shocker in an already topsy-turvy NCAA tournament on Friday, going into Duke's backyard and knocking off the No. 3 seed Blue Devils, 78-71.

"This," Atlantic Sun player of the year Langston Hall said, "is what March Madness is all about."

The 14th-seeded Bears -- with a starting lineup of five seniors -- came back from five points down in the last 4:52 as Duke's offense collapsed.

They sent home one of the true blue-blood programs, coached by Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski and starring freshman Jabari Parker, who might have played his last game before heading to the NBA.


v. Mercer
(change from previous game)

  • Rodney Hood +6 (-1)
  • Jabari Parker +7 (-12)
  • Amile Jefferson +12 (—2)
  • Quinn Cook +28 (+15)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +16 (+14)
  • Tyler Thornton +9 (+6)
  • Matt Jones -1 (-2)
  • Josh Hairston +1 (+1)
  • Semi Ojeleye DNP (—)
  • Andre Dawkins -5 (-9)
  • Marshall Plumlee +0 (-2)

Notes: In the biggest game of the season, Duke's two most efficient and best players simply didn't play well. Jabari Parker's +7 was his lowest in a month, while Hood also posted a month low score of just +6. Hood didn't shoot well (2-of-10), but did rebound (6) and dish (5) which kept his score north of breaking even.

On the flip side, Duke's three other starting level players, Rasheed Sulaimon, Quinn Cook, and Amile Jefferson played efficient, each posting double-figure performances. Cook, in particular, posted a tremendous line of 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four assists.

In their final games, the senior class of Thornton, Hairston, and Dawkins combined for just a +5 with Dawkins posting the least efficient of any player this season (-5)


MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCES
Throughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.

Ten Most Efficient Performances

  • Jabari Parker v. Boston College (+37)
  • Jabari Parker v. North Carolina (+35)
  • Rodney Hood v. East Carolina (+32)
  • Rodney Hood v. Georgia Tech (+31)
  • Quinn Cook v. Michigan (+31)
  • Jabari Parker v. UCLA (+30)
  • Jabari Parker v. Alabama (+30)
  • Rodney Hood v. Davidson (+30)
  • Rodney Hood v. Florida Atlantic (+30)
  • Jabari Parker v. Vermont (+30)

Five Least Efficient Performances*
  • Andre Dawkins v. Mercer (-5)
  • Andre Dawkins v. Alabama (-3)
  • Matt Jones v. Kansas (-3)
  • Josh Hairston v. Wake Forest (-3)
  • Matt Jones v. Florida State (-2)
*- players must play at least five minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings


SEASON EFFICIENCY RATING
Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*

  • Jabari Parker: 699 (20.0)
  • Rodney Hood: 508 (14.5)
  • Quinn Cook: 432 (12.3)
  • Amile Jefferson: 431 (12.3)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 316 (9.3)
  • Tyler Thornton: 233 (6.7)
  • Andre Dawkins: 207 (6.3)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 100 (3.3)
  • Josh Hairston: 65 (2.2)
  • Matt Jones: 42 (1.4)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 39 (2.3)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (17), Dawkins (33), Plumlee (30), Sulaimon (34), Jones (31), Hairston (28)

MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTE
Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)

  • Jabari Parker: 0.651
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.541
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.488
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.457
  • Rodney Hood: 0.442
  • Quinn Cook: 0.415
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.394
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.363
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.313
  • Josh Hairston: 0.229
  • Matt Jones: 0.179

SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES
Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Rodney Hood +32/+3
  • Jabari Parker +37/-1
  • Amile Jefferson +28/+1
  • Quinn Cook +31/-1
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +25/-2
  • Tyler Thornton +15/+0
  • Matt Jones +12/-3
  • Josh Hairston +8/-1
  • Semi Ojeleye +16/-1
  • Andre Dawkins +23/-5
  • Marshall Plumlee +12/-1


Notes: Cook's big game leaves him third in the cumulative table, and likely Duke's top returner next season.

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