American Guard Dominique Jones (193-G-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for Jilin NE T., receiving a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 33-year old player had a double-double of 49 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Shenzhen L. (#7, 13-5) 106-103. Jilin NE T. maintains the 12th position in Chinese CBA. Jilin NE T. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-11 record. In the team’s last game Jones had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. It’s his second year at Jilin NE T. and it’s hard to imagine this team without him. Dominique Jones averages this season 21.6ppg, 7.4rpg and 6.6apg.
The second best player in last round’s games was 29-year old American Jared Sullinger (206-F-92) of Shenzhen L.. Sullinger had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as Shenzhen L. was edged by the lower-ranked Jilin NE T. (#12, 7-11) 106-103. This loss caused Shenzhen L. to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sullinger is a newcomer at Shenzhen L., but is already one of team’s top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85, agency: BIG) of Sichuan BW (#15). Haddadi showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, eighteen rebounds (!!!) and eight assists in the last round. Despite Haddadi’s great performance Sichuan BW lost 103-109 to slightly higher-ranked Xinjiang FT (#14, 6-12). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Sichuan BW can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-13 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Haddadi has a very solid season. In 5 games in China he scored 17.6ppg.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87) of Ningbo R. – 21 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Arnett Moultrie (208-C-90) of Xinjiang FT – 28 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Yanhao Zhao (194-SG-97) of Guangsha L. – 30 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Jinqiu Hu (211-C-97) of Guangsha L. – 24 points and 12 rebounds
8. Ziming Fan (211-C-98) of Beijing D. – 22 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Jarrod Jones (207-F/C-90) of Guangsha L. – 20 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Jianlian Yi (212-C/F-87) of Guangdong ST – 31 points, 6 rebounds and 2 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)