American Shooting guard Jamaal Franklin (196-SG-91, agency: Slash Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Shanghai S., receiving a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 30-year old player got a double-double of 22 points and 17 assists, while his team outclassed, the league’s bottom-ranked team Sichuan BW (#20, 0-3) with 34-point margin 118-84. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Thanks to this victory Shanghai S. moved-up to the 9th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost that single game earlier this season. Shanghai S. will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Franklin turned to be Shanghai S.’s top player in his first season with the team. Former San Diego State University star has very solid stats this year. Franklin is league’s best passer with 15.0apg. Franklin is in league’s top in and averages impressive 3.0spg and 85.7% FGP.
The second best player in last round’s games was 28-year old American Askia Booker (186-G-93) of Shenzhen A.. Booker had a very good evening with a double-double of 30 points and 10 assists. Of course he led Shenzhen A. to another comfortable win outscoring Jiangsu D. (0-3) 107-85. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let’s wait for the next round. Booker is well-known at Shenzhen A. and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.
Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Kay Felder (175-PG-95) of Shanxi L. (#7). Felder showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, eight rebounds and twelve assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Shanxi L., leading his team to a 112-97 easy win against Xinjiang FT (#14, 1-2). Shanxi L. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Felder has a great season in China. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 22.0ppg (5th best) and assists with 9.5apg (6th best).
Other top performing players last week:
4. Dejun Han (215-C-89) of Liaoning FL – 29 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Dehao Yu (195-PG-95) of Xinjiang FT – 20 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Jinqiu Hu (210-C-97) of Guangsha L. – 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Rui Zhao (196-SG-96) of Guangdong ST – 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Yanhao Zhao (194-SG-97) of Guangsha L. – 29 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Harold Yu (221-C) of Zhejiang GB. – 14 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
10. QuAn Gu (200-SF-92) of Shenzhen A. – 27 points, 6 rebounds and 3 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)