31-year old forward Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked SK Knights and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 13. He had a double-double of 33 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Sonic Boom KT (#6, 8-9) 69-64. SK Knights maintains the 2nd position in South Korean league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. SK Knights will need more victories to improve their 12-4 record. Haynes turned to be SK Knights' top player in his first season with the team. Boise State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Haynes is in league's top in points (4th best: 18.9ppg), rebounds (4th best: 9.4rpg) and averages solid 55.5% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Rodrique Benson (207-F/C-84) of LG Sakers. He is American forward in his first season at LG Sakers. In the last game Benson recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 18 rebounds. Of course LG Sakers cruised to a 68-59 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Goyang Orions (#7, 8-9). This victory allowed LG Sakers to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Benson is a newcomer at LG Sakers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89) of league's leader Mobis Phoebus. Ratliffe showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Mobis Phoebus, leading his team to a 83-58 easy win against the lower-ranked Goyang Orions (#7, 8-9). Mobis Phoebus confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 4 lost games. Ratliffe has a great season in South Korea. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.8rpg (8th best). He also has 1.4bpg and FGP: 57.5%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Courtney Sims (211-C-83) of KCC Egis - 26 points and 10 rebounds 5. Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Samsung Th. - 19 points and 14 rebounds 6. Richard Roby (198-G/F-85) of Dongbu Promy - 32 points and 5 rebounds 7. Jasper Johnson (201-C-83) of Sonic Boom KT - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Kim Young Hwan) of LG Sakers - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Leon Williams (203-F/C-86) of Goyang Orions - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Rodrique Benson (207-F/C-84) of LG Sakers - 18 points and 5 rebounds
The Player of the week is choosen 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)
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Talk N Text adds Little to their roster, ex Anyang KGC - 7 days ago
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Talk N Text Tropang Texters (PBA) added to their roster 29-year old American swingman Mario Little (198-99kg-87, college: Kansas). He played last season at Anyang KGC in South Korean KBL league. In 62 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.7apg. Little's team made it to the Korean KBL Semifinals. He has played also professionally in Spain (La ICL Manresa), Ukraine (DniproAzot) and D-League (Oklahoma City Blue). Little attended University of Kansas until 2011 and it will... [read more]
Talk N Text Tropang Texters (PBA) added to their roster 29-year old American swingman Mario Little (198-99kg-87, college: Kansas). He played last season at Anyang KGC in South Korean KBL league. In 62 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.7apg. Little's team made it to the Korean KBL Semifinals. He has played also professionally in Spain (La ICL Manresa), Ukraine (DniproAzot) and D-League (Oklahoma City Blue). Little attended University of Kansas until 2011 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
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