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)
We are all set for 2016/2017 KBL season as the rosters of all ten participating teams are now available on asiabasket.com. Click on the teams below to see the full rosters. Anyang KGC Dongbu Promy ET Land Goyang Orions KCC Egis Changwon LG Sakers Ulsan Mobis Phoebus Seoul Samsung Thunders Seoul SK Knights Sonic Boom KT [read more]
We are all set for 2016/2017 KBL season as the rosters of all ten participating teams are now available on asiabasket.com. Click on the teams below to see the full rosters.
Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) tabbed 33-year old American forward Ricardo Powell (199-102kg-83, college: S.Carolina). He played most recently at ET Land in South Korea KBL league. In 17 games he averaged impressive 24.2ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Powell also played that season for KCC Egis (also in KBL) where in 30 games he had 14.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.7apg. In 2005 he was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in fourth round (31st overall). The former University of South Carolin... [read more]
Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) tabbed 33-year old American forward Ricardo Powell (199-102kg-83, college: S.Carolina). He played most recently at ET Land in South Korea KBL league. In 17 games he averaged impressive 24.2ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Powell also played that season for KCC Egis (also in KBL) where in 30 games he had 14.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.7apg. In 2005 he was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in fourth round (31st overall). The former University of South Carolina standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball. Among other achievements his team made it to the Korean KBL Semifinals in 2013 and 2015. Powell received also Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Honorable Mention award in 2013 and 2015. He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Powell experienced life in nine different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Australian and of course North American leagues. Powell has played previously professionally in China (Liaoning Hunters), Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Iran (Zob Ahan), Israel (Maccabi Haifa), New Zealand, Portugal, Ukraine (Azovmash), NBA (Golden State Warriors) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors and N.Mexico T.). Let's have closer look into His outlook:
Bigger, stronger, more confident, and working at becoming a better leader ... Worked hard to improve his outside shot and with that, his shooting percentage will certainly go up. A better defender, a better rebounder, a better ball-handler, and a better shooter, which should make him a better player. Athletic player who has good vision on the court ... Team plays off his energy.
6th Asian University Men's Basketball Championship: Semi-Finals - 28 days ago
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On Sep.23rd, the Semi-finals officially started. To attract more audiences and supporters, the venue was moved to Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace, one of the largest sports halls in Mongolia, which was equipped with the latest and modern facilities. Had returned from the beautiful grassland and valleys, all the players were refreshed and more engaged into the matches. Korea vs. Kazakhstan The two countries shared some similarities. Both weren't able to send the best players here due to the nat... [read more]
On Sep.23rd, the Semi-finals officially started. To attract more audiences and supporters, the venue was moved to Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace, one of the largest sports halls in Mongolia, which was equipped with the latest and modern facilities. Had returned from the beautiful grassland and valleys, all the players were refreshed and more engaged into the matches. Korea vs. Kazakhstan The two countries shared some similarities. Both weren't able to send the best players here due to the national championship was held at the same time. Despite of never winning a single match in the preliminary round, they didn't lose confidence, and both were extremely keen for a victory. Korea struck firstly to control the pace. Kazakhstan team was not quite used to the fast attack and was left behind badly in the first period. In the second period, Kazakh team strengthened the guard section, taking the man to man defense tactics to resolve several Korean threatening shots. At the same time, their forwards and centrals kept on scoring. No.15 Bolat delivered five 2-points, helping Kazakhstan to narrow the score gap by over 10 points at the end of first half. Realizing attack was the best defense, Korea team began their journey of frenzied counterattack. No.20 Oh Seunghyun got 5 out of 8 field goals and succeeded in scoring all the three 3-point shots. No. 30 You Jinsoo contributed 6 assists and grabbed 9 rebounds. Finally, Korea won by 83:72 and got a place to compete for the 5th place with Macau China tomorrow. Kazakhstan finished all the matches. Despite of getting no victory, they contributed so many excellent shots. Their never-giving-up spirit and sportsmanship won all the opponents' respect.
Hong Kong China vs. Mongolia With the advantage in both height and smooth cooperation, Mongolia team started the match with full energy, and apparently Hong Kong China was difficult in coping with the furious attack. Aiming to the final, Mongolia swept Hong Kong China with the score of 106:67. 4 Mongolian boys gave the double-double performance and got all the free throws in. Although losing the game, Hong Kong China team performed better in the 3-points, 'Mongolia guards are so tall and strong, we have to focus more on the shootings outside the painted area.' Hong Kong China team coach Siu Wing Ho said, 'We learnt a lot from this championship, especially when facing a tough rival. The emotion control is of crucial importance, and our players need more practice.'
Chinese Taipei vs. China In the 5th Asian University Men's Basketball Championship, Chinese Taipei was defeated by China in the final. Today, the old rivals met again. This time, Chinese Taipei totally dominated the game and revenged over China by 124:50. All Chinese Taipei starting five players got double scores, especially No.7 Po-Yu Tseng (183-G-96), who only played 19 minutes, but made 7 out of 9 balls, all free throws in, 3 assists without a single personal foul or turnout, which was an amazing record in this championship. With 3 major players injured, China team did not showed their best performance. 'We are not satisfied but we accept the result, Chinese Taipei team is really brilliant.' said team coach Lin Xiaolin. Finally Chinese Taipei paved their way to the final. 'We've been practiced intensively for the last three months and we deserve all the victories. We are confident to keep the winning steak and kiss the gold medal.' Chinese Taipei main coach Parker Charles Henry said. Tomorrow was the last day of the championship. All of the final four teams had encountered their opponents in the preliminary round, so they knew each other's advantage and disadvantage, and were better prepared than the first match. The final matches would be more fascinating. Courtesy of: ausf.org
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