31-year old center Arnett Moultrie (208-C-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Xinjiang FT and receives a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 23.
He had a double-double of 31 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Jiangsu D. (#18, 3-17) 98-93. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Xinjiang FT is placed at 13th position in Chinese league. Xinjiang FT is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-13 record. Moultrie turned to be Xinjiang FT’s top player in his first season with the team. Arnett Moultrie averages this season 28.6ppg and 15.6rpg.
Second best performed player last round was Nate Mason (188-G-95) of Guangzhou Loong Lions. He is American guard in his first season at Guangzhou LL. In the last game Mason recorded impressive double-double of 34 points and 15 assists. Of course Guangzhou LL cruised to a 113-104 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Zhejiang GB. (#4, 16-4). Guangzhou LL’s 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Mason is a newcomer at Guangzhou LL and quickly became one of team’s most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.5ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 6.5rpg and 8.7apg.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Trae Golden (189-PG-91, agency: Network Sports International) of Fujian S. (#17). Golden got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for twelve assists. He was a key player of Fujian S., leading his team to a 130-98 easy win against the lower-ranked Nanjing TX MK (#20, 1-20). Fujian S. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-16 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Golden has a very solid season. In 7 games in China he scored 40.0ppg. He also has 6.4rpg, 10.6apg and FGP: 54.3%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Kay Felder (175-PG-95) of Shanxi L. – 31 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists
5. Jared Sullinger (206-F-92) of Shenzhen L. – 34 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Baiqing Zhao (204-C-98) of Nanjing TX MK – 40 points and 7 rebounds
7. Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87) of Ningbo R. – 24 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Jonathan Gibson (188-PG-87) of Beijing D. – 36 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Zhenlin Zhang (206-SF-99) of Liaoning FL – 30 points and 8 rebounds
10. Jamaal Franklin (196-SG-91) of Shanghai S. – 19 points, 12 rebounds and 7 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)