Former international Center Jinqiu Hu (210-C-97) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Guangsha L. and that’s him to receive a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 24-year old center had the game-high 36 points adding six rebounds and two assists for Guangsha L. in his team’s victory, helping them to beat Shanxi L. (#8, 8-4) 113-103. Thanks to this victory Guangsha L. moved-up to the 5th position in Chinese CBA. They are still close to the very top. Guangsha L. would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 9-2 record. Hu has many years of experience at Guangsha L., through which he has constantly improved. Hu has impressive league stats. He is in league’s top in points (6th best: 21.0ppg) and averages solid 72.2% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was 26-year old American point guard Kay Felder (175-PG-95) of Shanxi Zhongyu. Felder impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 37 points and 15 assists. Bad luck as Shanxi Zhongyu lost that game 103-113 to the higher-ranked Guangsha L. (#5, 9-2). Despite lost game Shanxi Zhongyu moved up to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Felder is a newcomer at Shanxi Zhongyu and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team’s leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.1ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 6.7rpg and 10.2apg.
The third best performed player last round was American CJ Trotter (192-G/F-88) of Bayi Rockets (#20). Trotter got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and five assists. Despite Trotter’s great performance Bayi Rockets lost 95-107 to the higher-ranked Jilin NE T. (#12, 4-7). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Trotter has a very solid season. In 3 games in China he scored 23.0ppg.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Ang Lee (208-C-90) of Jilin NE T. – 20 points and 17 rebounds
5. Jamaal Franklin (196-SG-91) of Shanghai S. – 23 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists
6. Quanxi Wu (210-C-94) of Jiangsu D. – 22 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Zhun Zheng (214-C-92) of Guangzhou LL – 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Ying-Chun Chen (182-PG-93) of Guangzhou LL – 21 points, 4 rebounds and 17 assists
9. Nate Mason (188-G-95) of Guangzhou LL – 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Zhelin Wang (213-C-94) of Shanghai S. – 21 points and 13 rebounds
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)