American Brian Williams (208-C-87, agency: VVG Sports) had a great game in the last round for KL Dragons and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19. The 24-year old center had a double-double of 30 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team edged out Philip.Patriots (#2, 14-5) in overtime 97-93. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. KL Dragons maintains the 4th position in ASEAN League . KL Dragons is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-9 record. In the team's last game Williams had a remarkable 52.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be KL Dragons' top player in his first season with the team. University of Tennessee graduate has very impressive stats this year. Williams. Williams is in league's top in points (5th best: 19.8ppg) and averages solid 53.0% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American power forward Gentry Lewis (206-F/C-81) of Bangkok C.. Lewis impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Bangkok C. lost that game 77-91 to the higher-ranked Petron Blaze (#1, 16-4). Bangkok C. is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-12 record. Lewis is one of the most experienced players at Bangkok C. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. Philander Smith College alumni Lewis played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
The third best performed player last round was another KL Dragons' star - American Tiras Wade (200-F-81, agency: Interperformances). Wade got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds . He was another key player of KL Dragons, helping his team with a 97-93overtime win against #2 ranked Philip.Patriots in a game of the week. KL Dragons needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 9 lost games. Wade has a great season in ASEAN League. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.8ppg (best scorer) and assists with 4.4apg (3rd best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Louis Graham (205-F/C-84) of Singapore S. - 29 points and 15 rebounds 5. Evan Brock (204-F-84) of Satria Muda - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Jonathan Jones (211-C-79) of Saigon H. - 31 points and 12 rebounds 7. Chris Banchero (185-G) of Petron Blaze - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Petron Blaze - 25 points and 15 rebounds 9. Anthony Johnson (197-G/F-79) of Philip.Patriots - 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists 10. Kyle Jeffers (207-C-85) of Singapore S. - 20 points and 14 rebounds
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 - 12 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 - 17 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 - 17 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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