30-year old point guard Trae Golden (189-PG-91, agency: Network Sports International) had a great game in the last round for Fujian S. and receives a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 29.
He recorded a triple-double of 58 points adding also 11 rebounds and 16 assists, while his team beat Qingdao E. (#16, 8-17) 116-105. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Fujian S. maintains the 17th position in Chinese league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 19 games and recorded just six victories. In the team’s last game Golden had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. It’s his second year at Fujian S. and it’s hard to imagine this team without him. Trae Golden averages this season 41.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 11.2apg.
Second best performed player last round was TJ Leaf (208-F-97) of Guangzhou LL. He is Israeli-American forward in his first season at Guangzhou LL. In the last game Leaf recorded impressive double-double of 47 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Guangzhou LL lost that game 111-119 to the lower-ranked Beijing RF (#11, 14-12). Despite lost game Guangzhou LL moved up to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-10 record is not bad and everything may still change. Leaf is one of the most experienced players at Guangzhou LL and has a reputation of one of team’s most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to Dakari Johnson (213-C/F-95) of Qingdao E. (#16). Johnson got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for nineteen rebounds . Despite Johnson’s great performance Qingdao E. lost 105-116 to slightly lower-ranked Fujian S. (#17, 6-19). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Qingdao E. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 17 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Johnson could try to bring Qingdao E.’s a little bit higher in the standings. Johnson has individually a great season in China. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in rebounds with 10.3rpg (7th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 62.4%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Jonathon Simmons (198-G-89) of Shanxi Zhongyu – 48 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Arnett Moultrie (208-C-90) of Xinjiang FT – 30 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jinqiu Hu (211-C-97) of Guangsha L. – 28 points and 13 rebounds
7. Jared Sullinger (206-F-92) of Shenzhen L. – 30 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ricky Ledo (201-SF-92) of Guangdong ST – 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists
9. Jianlian Yi (212-C/F-87) of Guangdong ST – 26 points and 8 rebounds
10. Linjian Chen (197-SF-93) of Fujian S. – 31 points, 6 rebounds and 2 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)