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Jonathon Simmons

Jonathon Simmons

Experienced American Jonathon Simmons (198-G-1989) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Shanxi Zhongyu and that’s him to receive a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 43.
The 32-year old guard had a double-double of 41 points and ten rebounds, while his team crushed Shanghai S. (#3, 28-10) with 23-point margin 151-128. Shanxi Zhongyu maintains the 9th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season. Shanxi Zhongyu will need more victories to improve their 23-15 record. In the team’s last game Simmons had a remarkable 70.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Shanxi Zhongyu’s top player in his first season with the team. Jonathon Simmons averages this season 17.6ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was young American center Arnett Moultrie (208-C-1990) of Xinjiang FT. Moultrie impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 40 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Xinjiang FT to edge slightly higher-ranked Tianjin (#12, 19-19) by 5 points 124-119. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Xinjiang FT keeps 14th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league’s best with a mere 18-20 record. Moultrie is a newcomer at Xinjiang FT 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 29.6ppg (#2). He also registered 14.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Dominique Jones (193-G-1988) of Jilin NE T. (#10). Jones showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, sixteen rebounds (!!!) and eleven assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Jilin NE T., leading his team to a 120-100 easy win against the lower-ranked Qingdao E. (#15, 13-25). Jilin NE T. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 22 victories and 16 lost games. Jones has a great season in China. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 26.5ppg (3rd best), rebounds with 10.0rpg (9th best) and assists with 9.0apg (4th best). He also has 2.4spg and FGP: 54.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Weize Jiang (182-PG-2000) of Jilin NE T. – 44 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Kenny Boynton (188-PG-1991) of Tianjin – 47 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jiwei Zhao (184-PG-1995) of Liaoning FL – 31 points, 4 rebounds and 15 assists
7. Junwei Ren (202-PF-1990) of Shanghai S. – 32 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Dakari Johnson (213-C/F-1995) of Qingdao E. – 22 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Jared Sullinger (206-F-1992) of Shenzhen L. – 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Troy Gillenwater (205-F-1988) of Shandong H. – 29 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)


Via Asia-Basket