30-year old point guard Trae Golden (189-PG-91, agency: Network Sports International) had a great game in the last round for Fujian S. and receives a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 19.
He got a double-double of 51 points and 11 assists, while his team crushed Nanjing TX MK (#20, 1-16) with 24-point margin 118-94. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Fujian S. maintains the 17th position in Chinese league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 13 games and recorded just four victories. In the team’s last game Golden had a remarkable 53.6% from 2-point range. It’s his second year at Fujian S. and it’s hard to imagine this team without him. Trae Golden averages this season 46.8ppg, 8.3rpg and 10.8apg.
Second best performed player last round was Zijie Shen (210-C-97) of Shenzhen L.. He is former international center in his 3rd season at Shenzhen L.. In the last game Shen recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Shenzhen L. lost that game 113-119 to slightly higher-ranked Shanxi L. (13-4). This loss caused Shenzhen L. to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Shen is one of the most experienced players at Shenzhen L. and has a reputation of one of team’s most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to center Arnett Moultrie (208-C-90) of Xinjiang FT (#15). Moultrie scored 20 points and grabbed twenty rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Xinjiang FT, leading his team to a 125-97 easy win against the lower-ranked Jiangsu D. (#18, 3-14). Xinjiang FT can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-12 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Moultrie has a very solid season. In 4 games in China he scored 28.3ppg.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87) of Ningbo R. – 20 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Askia Booker (186-G-93) of Shenzhen L. – 37 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists
6. Zhelin Wang (214-C-94) of Shanghai S. – 27 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Nate Mason (188-G-95) of Guangzhou LL – 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Quanxi Wu (211-C-94) of Jiangsu D. – 32 points and 5 rebounds
9. Kyle Fogg (191-G-90) of Liaoning FL – 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Kay Felder (175-PG-95) of Shanxi L. – 25 points, 9 rebounds and 8 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)