31-year old power forward Christien Charles (216-F/C-81) had a great game in the last round for Thailand S. and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4. He had a double-double of 29 points and 27 rebounds, while his team beat KL Dragons (#6, 2-4) 77-65. Thailand S. is placed at 5th position in ASEAN League . Thailand S. is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 2-3 record. Charles just recently signed at Thailand S., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Christien Charles averages just after three games 21.7ppg and 18.7rpg.
Second best performed player last round was Gabe Freeman (198-F-85) of Petron Blaze. He is American forward in his first season at Petron Blaze. In the last game Freeman recorded impressive double-double of 33 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Petron Blaze was edged in overtime by slightly higher-ranked Satria Muda (#1, 4-2) 98-96. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Petron Blaze still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 2-2 record is not bad at all. Freeman is one of the most experienced players at Petron Blaze and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.5ppg (#4). He also registered 10.0 boards per game. Former Costa Mesa JC star Freeman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.
Third place about best performers goes to center Kyle Jeffers (207-C-85) of Singapore S. (#4). Jeffers showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Singapore S., leading his team to a 68-67 win against slightly lower-ranked KL Dragons (#6, 2-4). Singapore S. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Jeffers has a great season in ASEAN League. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.8ppg (3rd best), rebounds with 11.3rpg (5th best) and assists with 3.0apg (7th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Dior Lowhorn (201-F-87) of Saigon H. - 29 points and 5 rebounds 5. Jerick Canada (170-G) of Satria Muda - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists 6. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of Satria Muda - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Froilan Baguion (170-G-80) of Thailand S. - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists 8. Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Petron Blaze - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists 9. David Palmer (206-F/C-86) of Saigon H. - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Gabe Freeman (198-F-85) of Petron Blaze - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
The Player of the week is chosen 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)
New Head Coach for Westports Malaysia Dragons - 11 days ago
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Chris Thomas has been officially named as the new head coach for the Westports Malaysia Dragons (WMD). Praised for his drive and knowledge, Chris Thomas is renowned for his unique approach to the game and players. Chris Thomas ' coaching career started back in 2000 where he was only an undergraduate at the University of Dayton. For three years, he was an assistant coach for the Dayton Flyers. Eventually, Chris went on to work with several other college basketball teams, namely University... [read more]
Chris Thomas has been officially named as the new head coach for the Westports Malaysia Dragons (WMD). Praised for his drive and knowledge, Chris Thomas is renowned for his unique approach to the game and players. Chris Thomas ' coaching career started back in 2000 where he was only an undergraduate at the University of Dayton. For three years, he was an assistant coach for the Dayton Flyers. Eventually, Chris went on to work with several other college basketball teams, namely University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown (2003-2005), Miami Redhawks (2005-2007) and the Lake Superior State University (2010-2011). After finishing his term with the Redhawks in 2007, he was hired as an NBA scout for several teams such as the Chicago Bulls (2007-2009), doubled as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors (2012-2014) and Utah Jazz (2014-2015). In 2013, Coach Chris Thomas worked with the Slovenian Senior Men's National Team for two seasons as their assistant coach. There, he trained the team extensively on skill development and implemented game plans for every opponent for both Major International Tournaments. Then in September 2015, he was appointed as head coach for the Orangeville A's of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL) followed by China's NBL team Luoyang. 'My goal this season is to have my team ready to play every night, to compete in every possession, and to play with passion every time we take the floor. I want a team of players who are hungry to succeed, who will play with and for each other.' said Coach Chris Thomas when asked about his goals for his new team. 'As defending champions, we must understand that we have a huge target on our backs, however, I have always been someone who loves challenges and I am ready to put in the work it takes to be champions again.' The Assistant General Manager of WMD, Mr. Shoghi Gan said in welcoming of their new head coach, ' We are very excited to bring in Coach Chris Thomas as our new head coach. Being very experienced in different coaching roles, I'm sure he will further develop our players and staff, be it on or off court, into professionals. He will definitely be an inspiration to the basketball community in Malaysia and we expect our team to grow to new heights with the guidance of Coach Chris Thomas .' Accepting his new coaching path, Coach Chris Thomas has to leave his country and move to Malaysia, land rich with culture and diversity. In regards to moving here, Coach Chris Thomas said, 'I am really looking forward to calling one of the most beautiful places on earth home. Kuala Lumpur has always been on the top of my list of places to visit, so the opportunity to coach and live here is a dream come true.' Coach Chris Thomas will also be working on as an advisor to the national team as part of the Westports Malaysia Dragons-Malaysia Basketball Association partnership. Yakub Hussaini, General Manager of the Dragons said, 'we hope to create a strong coaching staff with Chris Thomas and Coach Cheng Huat Goh working together for the national team for the SEA Games 2017 and in the process, to develop our current and new players.' Chris Thomas is expected to arrive and begin his role on the 19th September 2016. Courtesy of: kldragons.com
Ding Loon agreed terms with Singapore Slingers - 16 days ago
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1.8 points per game for Singapore at the SEABA Stankovic Cup in Bangkok. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Singapore [read more]
Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers (ASEAN League) strengthened their roster with addition of international Ding Loon. Loon was called to Singapore Senior National Team this year. He averaged 1.8 points per game for Singapore at the SEABA Stankovic Cup in Bangkok.
Jeff Viernes (ex PEA) agreed terms with Singapore Slingers - 16 days ago
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Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers (ASEAN League) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Filipino point guard Jeff Viernes (173-90). He played in the summer at PEA in Thailand TBL league. Viernes has played also professionally for other Filipino teams like Boracay Rum Waves and Cafe France Bakers. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Singapore [read more]
Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers (ASEAN League) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Filipino point guard Jeff Viernes (173-90). He played in the summer at PEA in Thailand TBL league. Viernes has played also professionally for other Filipino teams like Boracay Rum Waves and Cafe France Bakers.
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