South Korean KBL round 14 best performance: Ricardo Ratliffe - Nov 27, 2012
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American forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Mobis Phoebus, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 14. The 23-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 18 rebounds, while his team beat Anyang KGC (#4, 10-8) 81-68. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Mobis Phoebus to consolidate first place in the South Korean KBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Mobis Phoebus has a very solid 13-4 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Ratliffe turned to be Mobis Phoebus' top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Missouri star has very solid stats this year. Ratliffe is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 8.4rpg) and averages impressive 1.4bpg and 58.0% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Juan Pattillo (197-F-88) of Anyang KGC. Pattillo had a very good evening with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Anyang KGC lost that game 65-79 to slightly higher-ranked ET Land (#3, 12-6). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Anyang KGC still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 10-8 record is not bad at all. Pattillo is a newcomer at Anyang KGC, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.8ppg (#1). He also registered 8.7 boards per game.
Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of league's second-best SK Knights. Haynes showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of SK Knights, leading his team to a 83-61 easy win against the lower-ranked LG Sakers (#5, 8-9). SK Knights needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 4 lost games. Haynes has a great season in South Korea. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.8ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 9.4rpg (4th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Rodrique Benson (207-F/C-84) of LG Sakers - 16 points and 12 rebounds 5. Daniel Sandrin (200-F-80) of Samsung Th. - 17 points and 13 rebounds 6. Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Samsung Th. - 17 points and 11 rebounds 7. Jasper Johnson (201-C-83) of Sonic Boom KT - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists 8. DeAngelo Casto (203-F-90) of ET Land - 17 points and 5 rebounds 9. Sun-Hyung Kim (187-G-88) of SK Knights - 20 points and 3 rebounds 10. Ji-Hoon Ham (198-C/F-84) of Mobis Phoebus - 12 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists
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 - 27 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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