American Guard Dominique Jones (193-G-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Jilin NE T., receiving a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 48.
The 32-year old player recorded a triple-double of 40 points adding also 17 rebounds and 16 assists, while his team edged out Shandong H. (#6, 25-20) 116-113. Jilin NE T. maintains the 10th position in Chinese CBA. Jilin NE T. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 24-21 record. In the team’s last game Jones had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Jilin NE T.’s top player in his first season with the team. Former University of South Florida star has very solid stats this year. Jones is league’s best scorer averaging so far 38.9ppg. Jones is in league’s top in rebounds (7th best: 11.3rpg), assists (2nd best: 8.9apg) and averages impressive 2.1spg and 54.7% FGP.
The second best player in last round’s games was 31-year old Bulgarian Darius Adams (188-PG-89) of Qingdao E.. Adams had a very good evening with 41 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he led Qingdao E. to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Tianjin (#17, 9-36) 134-93. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Qingdao E. managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 24-21 record is not bad and everything may still change. Adams is well-known at Qingdao E. and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.3ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 6.6rpg and 6.4apg.
Third on the list of top players last round was another Qingdao E.’s star – American Dakari Johnson (213-C/F-95). Johnson scored 29 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Qingdao E., helping his team with a 134-93 easy win against the lower-ranked Tianjin (#17, 9-36). Qingdao E. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 24 victories and 21 lost games. Johnson has a great season in China. After 31 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in rebounds with 13.0rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.6bpg and FGP: 62.9%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Sichuan BW – 24 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Trae Golden (189-PG-91) of Fujian S. – 31 points, 2 rebounds and 14 assists
6. Yuxing Jiang (193-SF-95) of Jilin NE T. – 27 points and 6 rebounds
7. Andrew Nicholson (206-PF-89) of Fujian S. – 28 points and 11 rebounds
8. Arnett Moultrie (208-C-90) of Nanjing TX MK – 24 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Justin Hamilton (213-C-90) of Beijing D. – 27 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jonathan Gibson (188-PG-87) of Beijing D. – 28 points, 10 rebounds and 5 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)