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Nick Rakocevic

Nick Rakocevic

Serbian-American Forward Nick Rakocevic (211-F-97) put on an amazing game in the last round for Zhejiang GB., receiving a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Shandong H. (#10, 13-10) 100-94. Zhejiang GB. maintains the 4th position in Chinese CBA. They are still close to the very top. Zhejiang GB. would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 19-4 record. In the team’s last game Rakocevic had a remarkable 57.9% from 2-point range. It’s his second year at Zhejiang GB. and it’s hard to imagine this team without him. Nick Rakocevic averages this season 16.2ppg and 12.8rpg.

The second best player in last round’s games was 31-year old American Arnett Moultrie (208-C-90) of Xinjiang FT. Moultrie had a very good evening with a double-double of 36 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Xinjiang FT lost that game 97-102 to the lower-ranked Sichuan BW (#16, 7-16). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Xinjiang FT keeps 13th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league’s best with a mere 8-15 record. Moultrie is a newcomer at Xinjiang FT, but is already one of team’s top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Dominique Jones (193-G-88) of Jilin NE T. (#12). Jones got into 30-points club by scoring 40 points in the last round. He went also for fourteen rebounds and fourteen assists. Despite Jones’ great performance Jilin NE T. lost 99-101 to slightly lower-ranked Tianjin (#14, 8-15). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Jilin NE T. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Jones could try to bring Jilin NE T.’s a little bit higher in the standings. Jones has a very solid season. In 10 games in China he scored 23.5ppg. He also has 8.3rpg, 8.0apg and 2.2spg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. D’Montre Edwards (199-F/G-92) of Nanjing TX MK – 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Sichuan BW – 23 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87) of Ningbo R. – 21 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Benson Lin (193-G-99) of Tianjin – 27 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Songwei Zhu (206-F-96) of Sichuan BW – 31 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Dakari Johnson (213-C/F-95) of Qingdao E. – 16 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Ziming Fan (211-C-98) of Beijing D. – 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 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