Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Awards 2011-12 - Jun 16, 2012
Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL 1st Team 2012
Player of the Year:Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83) of Pure Youth Guard of the Year:Su Yi-Chieh (181-PG-87) of Taiwan Mobile Forward of the Year:Johnson Kevin (201-F-84) of Yulon Luxgen Center of the Year:Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83) of Pure Youth Import Player of the Year:Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83) of Pure Youth Domestic Player of the Year:Yang Chin-Min (188-G-84) of Taiwan Beer Defensive Player of the Year:Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83) of Pure Youth Coach of the Year:Hsu Chin-Tse of Pure Youth
Pure Youth registered the fourth win in the championship series and conquered the SBL title. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, college: Tulane) and Chien Chia-Hung (197-F-87) scored 16 points each to lead the effort. Dacin Tigers started strong having their backs against the wall. The hosts jumped to a 21:15 lead after ten minutes. Pure Youth however erased the deficit in the second quarter. The visitors ensured a 39:36 halftime lead. Pure Youth stretched the margin in the third quarter. The visitors piled up an 8-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Pure Youth kept the hosts at bay in the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Chen Shih-Chieh (176-G-84) accounted for 12 points and 12 rebounds for Pure Youth. Felix Noel (205-C/F-81, college: Fresno St.) answered with 19 points for Dacin Tigers. Tien Lei (203-F-83) netted 17 points in the loss.
2012 SBL All-Star Weekend in Kaohsiung - Feb 22, 2012
The SBL All-Star Weekend will be held in the southern port city of Greater Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, for the first time from Feb. 25-26.
Due to various reasons, the All-Star Game was not held during the past two years.
Former NBA player Felix Noel (205-C/F-81, college: Fresno St.) led all players in the All-Star voting. The results are listed as follows:
Blue Team - Starters Felix Noel (Dacin) 16.2p, 8.5rb, 2.6blk Tien Lei (Dacin) 14.5p, 6.8rb Chou Po-chen (Yulon) 10.9p, 6.6rb Wang Chih-chun (Dacin) 4.4p Chen Chih-chung (Yulon) 10.3p, 4.7a - Substitutes Lee Chi-yi (Yulon) 4.5p Lin Yi-hui (Dacin) 10.8p, 4.9rb Lu Cheng-ju (Yulon) 17.5p Chou Shih-yuan (Yulon) 8p Hsu Hao-cheng (Dacin) 5.4p Shan Wei-fan (KKL) 14.4p, 4.4rb Elbert Fuqua (KKL) 15.3p, 12.3rb
White Team - Starters Quincy Davis (PY) 19.6p, 12.3rb, 2.6blk Chang Jung-hsuan (TM) 9.1p Chen Hsin-an (PY) 11.1p, 4.9rb, 3.4a Wu Yung-jen (TB) 3.3p, 3rb, 2.4a Yang Yu-ming (TB) 4.3p - Substitutes John Vaudreuil (BOT) 15.1p, 11.9rb Doug Creighton (PY) 11.4, 4.5rb Ge Chih-hao (PY) 10.5p, 3.2rb, 3.4a Su Yi-chieh (TM) 10.6p, 3.9rb, 5.7a He Shou-cheng (TB) 12p, 4.4rb Chen Shun-hsiang (BOT) 18.7p Yang Chin-min (TB) 17.6p, 5.3rb, 1.9s
Hsu Hao-cheng (Dacin) and John Vaudreuil (BOT) were added to the roster after Chang Chih-feng ann Chien Chia-hung pulled out of the game due to injury.
In my opinion, this voting system is seriously flawed as it already became only a popularity contest.
Wang Chih-chun of Dacin made the starting lineup as point guard despite he averaged only 4.4 points. Same things happened to guards on the White Team. Wu Yung-jen (3.3p) and Yang Yu-ming (4.3p) made the starting lineups although they did not even start on Taiwan Beer.
Numbers don't tell all the stories, but this is getting ridiculous.
There were a number of notable omissions, such as Cheng Jen-wei of Taiwan Beer (12.2p, 7.7rb), Chen Ching-huan of Taiwan Mobile (11.3p, 4.6rb) and Hsu Chih-chang of Bank of Taiwan (15.6p, 8.7rb).
Ryan Wright (20.1p, 14.7rb) and Yulon's Kevin Johnson (19.1p, 16.3rb) were not selected either. Since that the league wouldn't want to place all seven import players on the All-Star Team, it's probably understandable.
Kibwe Trim of Taiwan Beer is averaging 16.2p and 12.2 rebounds. I think he was overlooked because he has played only four games with the team.
Side events such as the slam-dunk contest and three-point shootout will be held during the weekend.
Wright wins SBL dunk title - Feb 25, 2012
Taiwan Mobile's Wright Ryan (206-C/F-87, college: Oklahoma) won the 2012 SBL slam-dunk title Saturday with a pair of powerful and windmill dunks in front of 9,600 fans in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.
Doug Creighton of Pure Youth edged Yulon's Lu Cheng-ju with 19 points to win the title in the three-point shootout finals.
KKL guard Chou Tzu-hua won the skill challenge.
Pure Youth import Quincy Davis had 14 points and was named MVP after leading his team to a 57-54 win in a Locals vs. Imports exhibition game, which matches up a team of first-year and second-year local players against a mixed team of seven SBL imports and seven women players from the WSBL.
Wright Ryan had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winner. John Vaudreuil of BOT had seven points and nine boards.
Chou Po-cheng of Yulon led local players with 11 points and five rebounds.
The All-Star Game, which was reactivated after a two-year hiatus, is scheduled to be played today at Kaohsiung.
Yang wins SBL All-Star Game MVP - Feb 26, 2012
Taiwan Beer backup shooting guard Yang Yu-Ming (180-G-79) had 21 points, including five three-pointers, to win the 2012 SBL All-Star Game after leading the White Team to a 114-87 win over the Blue Team in his hometown of Kaohsiung.
Dacin import Noel Felix led the Blue Team with a game-high 28 points and six rebounds. Lu Cheng-ju of Yulon had 11 points on three three-pointers.
Tien Lei, who is also from Kaohsiung, only scored five points and failed to impress the hometown fans. Kaohsiung native Chou Shih-yuan added 10 points.
Pure Youth import Quincy Davis tied Yang with 21 points and added 13 boards for the White Team. BOT shooting guard Chen Shun-hsiang made five threes and chipped in 19 points.
The White Team was red-hot from the outside throughout the entire game, making 15 three-pointers as a team.
Chang Jung-hsuan surprised the entire crowd and the players by proposing to his longtime girlfriend. Chang had 12 and 6.
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