Zhaobao Ge (213-C-92) 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 21.
The 29-year old center had the game-high 40 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Shanxi L. in his team’s victory, helping them to beat Tianjin (#15, 6-13) 130-123. Shanxi L. maintains the 5th 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 14-5 record. In the team’s last game Ge had a remarkable 76.2% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Shanxi L., through which he has constantly improved. Zhaobao Ge averages this season 19.5ppg and 7.5rpg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was another Shanxi L.’s star – 26-year old American point guard Kay Felder (175-PG-95). Felder impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 18 assists. Of course Shanxi L. cruised to a 130-123 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Tianjin (#15, 6-13). Shanxi L.’s 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 14-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Felder is a newcomer at Shanxi L. 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 24.4ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 7.0rpg and 10.7apg.
The third best performed player last round was American Jared Sullinger (206-F-92) of Shenzhen L. (#7). Sullinger got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for fourteen rebounds and four assists. Despite Sullinger’s great performance Shenzhen L. lost 80-93 to the higher-ranked Liaoning FL (#1, 16-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Shenzhen L. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 13 victories and 6 lost games. Sullinger has a very solid season. In 6 games in China he scored 15.0ppg. He also has 9.3rpg and 1.3bpg.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Arnett Moultrie (208-C-90) of Xinjiang FT – 25 points, 18 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Quanxi Wu (211-C-94) of Jiangsu D. – 32 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Shuo Han (197-PG-86) of Sichuan BW – 19 points, 5 rebounds and 16 assists
7. Nate Mason (188-G-95) of Guangzhou LL – 23 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists
8. Hanlin Tao (208-C-91) of Shandong H. – 22 points and 20 rebounds
9. Dakari Johnson (213-C/F-95) of Qingdao E. – 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Abudurexiti Abudushalamu (203-SF-96) of Xinjiang FT – 27 points, 4 rebounds and 5 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)