American Trae Golden (189-PG-91, agency: Network Sports International) put on an amazing game in the last round for Fujian S. and that’s him to receive a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 52.
The 29-year old playmaker got a double-double of 50 points and ten assists, while his team crushed Shanxi L. (#15, 17-32) with 18-point margin 129-111. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on top of the standings. Fujian S. maintains the 16th position in Chinese CBA. The season is in a full swing, so it’s only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Fujian S. have already lost 38 games and recorded just eleven victories. In the team’s last game Golden had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got nine three-pointers out of 13 attempts. He turned to be Fujian S.’s top player in his first season with the team. Georgia Institute of Technology graduate has very impressive stats this year. Golden is in league’s top in points (4th best: 29.8ppg), assists (6th best: 7.8apg) and averages solid 55.1% FGP and 42.8% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was 32-year old American guard Dominique Jones (193-G-88) of Jilin NE T.. Jones impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 50 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Jilin NE T. to edge the higher-ranked Shandong H. (#5, 30-21) by 6 points 108-102. Jilin NE T.’s 9th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 27-24 record is not bad and everything may still change. Jones is a newcomer at Jilin NE T. 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 38.0ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 10.9rpg and 9.3apg.
The third best performed player last round was American Jonathan Gibson (188-PG-87) of Beijing D. (#10). Gibson got into 30-points club by scoring 46 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and seven assists. He was a key player of Beijing D., leading his team to a 103-96 win against the lower-ranked Shanghai S. (#14, 22-28). Beijing D. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 26 victories and 23 lost games. Gibson has a very solid season. In 42 games in China he scored 24.3ppg. He also has 5.0rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 54.6% and 3PT: 41.5%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Joseph Young (188-G-92) of Beijing RF – 49 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Zijie Shen (210-C-97) of Shenzhen A. – 21 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-F-94) of Sichuan BW – 35 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Yanhao Zhao (194-SG-97) of Guangsha L. – 33 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jinqiu Hu (210-C-97) of Guangsha L. – 24 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Darius Adams (188-PG-89) of Qingdao E. – 33 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90) of Xinjiang FT – 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 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)