30-year old shooting guard Jamaal Franklin (196-SG-91, agency: Slash Sports) had a great game in the last round for Shanghai S. and receives a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 14.
He got a double-double of 39 points and 14 assists, while his team beat Zhejiang GB. (10-3) 112-103. Thanks to this victory Shanghai S. moved-up to the 5th position in Chinese league. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season. Shanghai S. will need more victories to improve their 10-3 record. In the team’s last game Franklin had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Shanghai S.’s top player in his first season with the team. San Diego State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Franklin is in league’s top in rebounds (9th best: 8.6rpg) and averages solid 60.7% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Jinqiu Hu (210-C-97) of Guangsha L.. He is former international center in his 3rd season at Guangsha L.. In the last game Hu recorded impressive 36 points and 8 rebounds. Of course Guangsha L. cruised to a 109-100 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Xinjiang FT (#15, 3-9). This victory allowed Guangsha L. to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 10 matches. Hu is one of the most experienced players at Guangsha L. and has a reputation of one of team’s most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.3ppg (#5). He also registered 7.2 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Ying-Chun Chen (182-PG-93) of Guangzhou LL (#7). Chen got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for twelve assists. He was a key player of Guangzhou LL, leading his team to a 107-104 win against the lower-ranked Jilin NE T. (#12, 4-8). Guangzhou LL needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 3 lost games. Chen has a great season in China. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 21.6ppg (6th best) and assists with 10.9apg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 64.5% and 3PT: 40.3%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Zhelin Wang (213-C-94) of Shanghai S. – 24 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Kay Felder (175-PG-95) of Shanxi L. – 22 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists
6. Askia Booker (186-G-93) of Shenzhen A. – 24 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists
7. Harold Yu (221-C) of Zhejiang GB. – 21 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ang Lee (208-C-90) of Jilin NE T. – 20 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
9. ShiYan Gao (186-PG-96) of Shandong H. – 21 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Zijie Shen (210-C-97) of Shenzhen A. – 18 points, 10 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)