American Kay Felder (175-PG-95) had an amazing evening in the last round for Shanxi L. and that’s him to receive a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 26-year old playmaker got a double-double of 43 points and eleven assists, while his team beat Fujian S. (#15, 3-11) 142-131. Shanxi L. maintains the 8th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season. Shanxi L. will need more victories to improve their 10-4 record. Felder turned to be Shanxi L.’s top player in his first season with the team. Oakland University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Felder is league’s best scorer averaging so far 25.5ppg and is league’s best passer with 11.1apg. Felder is in league’s top in and averages solid 2.8spg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was 34-year old Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87) of Ningbo R.. Stimac impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 40 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Ningbo R. lost that game 106-111 to the higher-ranked Sichuan BW (#16, 3-11). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Ningbo R. keeps 19th position. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Ningbo R. managed to get this year. Stimac is a newcomer at Ningbo R. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team’s leaders.
The third best performed player last round was American Trae Golden (189-PG-91, agency: Network Sports International) of Fujian S. (#15). Golden got into 30-points club by scoring 54 points in the last round. He went also for twelve rebounds and fourteen assists. Despite Golden’s great performance Fujian S. lost 131-142 to the higher-ranked Shanxi L. (#8, 10-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Fujian S. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 3-11 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. The season just started for Golden as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team’s leader.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Hanlin Tao (208-C-91) of Shandong H. – 23 points and 18 rebounds
5. Ying-Chun Chen (182-PG-93) of Guangzhou LL – 35 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Zijie Shen (210-C-97) of Shenzhen L. – 15 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dominique Jones (193-G-88) of Jilin NE T. – 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists
8. Dezmine Wells (196-G-92) of Qingdao E. – 33 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Kenny Boynton (188-PG-91) of Tianjin – 36 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Noah Vonleh (208-F/C-95) of Shanghai S. – 23 points and 15 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)