Since it’s the holiday season, I’ve decided to trot out a new (used) toy. I liked Brian Mull’s efficiency averages and asked him for a breakdown of how they’re calculated. Here’s the formula (warning: math): (Pts + Reb + Ast + Blk + Stl) – ((FGA-FGM) + (FTA-FTM) + TO). Mull tells me that the best teams in the CAA typically have four players average double figures in efficiency, and Hofstra’s Charles Jenkins averaged around 21 a game.

It’s not a perfect metric, but it does help distill everything a player does on the floor into one handy stat. Players are penalized for miscues (turnovers, missed shots) and rewarded for good plays (points, assists, steals, etc.). The guys who play the most minutes will generally record higher scores, as they should.

I’ll trot these efficiency ratings out for now and go from there. If we want to revisit them as the season goes on, then we’ll do that. I thought it would be fun for stat heads and could spur some interesting discussion. Feedback is always welcome.  Special thanks to Mull, the best CAA beat writer in the biz, for sharing.