American Kay Felder (175-PG-95) had a great game in the last round for Shanxi L. and that’s him to receive a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 26-year old playmaker recorded a triple-double of 20 points adding also thirteen rebounds and fifteen assists, while his team beat Liaoning FL (3-1) 107-99. The game was between two of the league’s top four teams. Shanxi L. is placed at 3rd position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost that single game earlier this season. Shanxi L. will need more victories to improve their 3-1 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 in league’s top in points (3rd best: 21.3ppg), assists (3rd best: 11.3apg) and averages solid 60.5% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was 30-year old former international center HanLin Tao (208-C-91) of Shandong H.. Tao impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 28 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he led Shandong H. to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Guangsha L. (#8, 2-1) 101-80. Despite this victory Shandong H. slide down in the standings to 6th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-1 record is not bad and everything may still change. Tao is one of the most experienced players at Shandong H. and has a reputation of one of team’s most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.3ppg (#1). He also registered 13.3 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was former international center Dejun Han (215-C-89) of Liaoning FL (#4). Han showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. Despite Han’s great performance Liaoning FL lost 99-107 to #3 ranked Shanxi L.. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Liaoning FL needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 1 lost game. Han has a great season in China. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 21.0ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 13.3rpg (3rd best).
Other top performing players last week:
4. Quanxi Wu (210-C-94) of Jiangsu D. – 23 points and 12 rebounds
5. XiaoYu Liu (188-PG-89) of Beijing D. – 24 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Zikai Meng (205-PF-96) of Tianjin – 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Changdong Yu (207-C-91) of Beijing RF – 20 points and 17 rebounds
8. Zhelin Wang (213-C-94) of Shanghai S. – 27 points and 9 rebounds
9. Zhenlin Zhang (207-SF-99) of Liaoning FL – 29 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Yibo Wang (190-PG-97) of Zhejiang GB. – 22 points, 5 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)