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Zijie Shen

Zijie Shen

Former international Center Zijie Shen (210-C-97) had a very impressive game in the last round for Shenzhen A., receiving a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 20 rebounds, while his team beat Shanghai S. (#5, 10-3) 118-108. Shenzhen A. is placed at 3rd position in Chinese CBA. They are still close to the very top. Shenzhen A. would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 11-2 record. Shen has many years of experience at Shenzhen A., through which he has constantly improved. Zijie Shen has solid league stats. He is in league’s top in rebounds (7th best: 9.7rpg) and averages impressive 2.5bpg and 70.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round’s games was young Taiwanese Benson Lin (194-G-99) of Tianjin. Lin had a very good evening with 32 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course he led Tianjin to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Jiangsu D. (3-10) 97-77. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Tianjin managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 14th place. 10 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Tianjin managed to get this year. Lin is well-known at Tianjin and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Nate Mason (188-G-95) of Guangzhou LL (#7). Mason got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds and ten assists. He was a key player of Guangzhou LL, leading his team to a 107-89 easy win against the lower-ranked Shandong H. (#10, 7-6). Guangzhou LL needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 3 lost games. Mason has a great season in China. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 21.4ppg (6th best) and assists with 8.0apg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Quanxi Wu (210-C-94) of Jiangsu D. – 22 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Abudurexiti Abudushalamu (203-SF-96) of Xinjiang FT – 35 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. CJ Trotter (192-G/F-88) of Bayi Rockets – 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists
7. Jianghuai Li (191-G/F-92) of Fujian S. – 29 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Kay Felder (175-PG-95) of Shanxi L. – 25 points, 8 rebounds and 16 assists
9. Biao Zhang (201-PF-90) of Bayi Rockets – 25 points and 4 rebounds
10. Rui Zhao (196-SG-96) of Guangdong ST – 17 points, 4 rebounds and 13 assists

The Player of the week is selected based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it’s accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) – 2*BSAG – 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM – 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) – 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) – (FTA-FTM)


Via Asia-Basket