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Round 26 (Regular Season)

Hong Kong E Mar.22 CLS Knights 55%
Reigning World Import MVP Anthony Tucker Re-signs with Macau Black Bears - Aug 15, 2018


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Anthony
Tucker
The Macau Black Bears, formerly Chong Son Kung Fu, were quick to announce that they will be re-signing 2017-2018 World Import MVP Anthony Tucker (193-G-89, college: MSU Moorhead) for the upcoming ASEAN Basketball League season. Tucker's MVP season saw him average 22.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.8 assists per game. He also shot 39.5% from downtown and set the second for most three-pointers made in a season with 73 in total. Anthony Tucker signed on a World Import for the Chong Son Kung Fu last season without much fanfare. He was a relatively lesser-known player and didn't have the eye-widening highlights on Youtube to provide much excitement. 'I won't help other teams scout [him] and they will find out for themselves pretty quickly of what type of player Anthony is.' General Manager Lukas Peng stated before the start of last season. 'Coming into [last] season I wasn't that familiar with the Asian basketball scene and they weren't familiar with me.' Tucker says. While Tucker didn't take much time to adjust, opposing teams still have trouble handling him even after an entire season of watching him torch them on the court. It didn't take long for Tucker to demand everyone's attention and take the league by storm. He dropped an all-time high 31 points for a debut game in the league and followed that up with back-to-back triple doubles. The smooth sharpshooter out of Minnesota is back in the ABL this season and though his team has changed names and colors, he plans to bring back the same excellent level of play - and more. 'Our goal this season is to win and to have an even better season than we did last year,' Tucker says. 'Moving to Macau will be exciting. [We're] looking forward to being the first professional team there. Being able to build a basketball culture for the fans, as well as the youth, is something that will be cool.' The decision to bring back Tucker to the team were a no brainer for Peng and it was as easy a decision for Tucker himself to consider a return. 'Anthony Tucker was our offensive motor last season and being the World Import MVP proves he was one of the best players in the league,' Peng says of his prized superstar. 'Having said that, I really believe he still has room to be better this season. 'Of course, he was one of our top priorities but we also knew he deserved a fair deal as he's in his prime of his career. We were able to get the deal done because Anthony really wanted to be back.' 'Losing in the playoffs was hard to swallow for all of us and we feel like there is unfinished business. Even after having made the move to Macau, we will carry over all the positive things we had accomplished in Foshan [last season].' After a spectacular debut regular season in the ABL for the franchise, Chong Son Kung Fu fell short and got swept 0-2 in the Semifinals of the playoffs. They had finished with a 15-5 record, a perfect home record, two MVP award for Tucker and Mikh McKinney, and a Coach of the Year award for Charles Dube-Brais, but falling short of even reaching the Finals hurt. 'Coming back to the ABL was an easy decision for me,' Tucker says. 'We feel like we could have finished better and would like the opportunity to achieve more in the playoffs.' Tucker has poured in hours and hours in the gym during the offseason, getting ready to come back better than ever. After seeing what he had already accomplished and did in the previous ABL season, that should be a dangerous sign for the other nine teams in the league that will have to figure out how to contain him. 'I'm just working on being as complete of a basketball player as possible,' Tucker says. 'Obviously, I will still bring the same elements to the table, although I hope I shoot the ball a little more efficiently this year. That's something I am focused on doing.'
Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com
  




Ryan Watkins
ASEAN League round 25 best performance: Ryan Watkins - 2 days ago
RYAN WATKINS American Ryan Watkins (206-C/F-91, agency: Two Points) had a very impressive game in the last round for Macau, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 25. The 27-year old player had a double-double of 36 points and 21 rebounds, while his team beat Zhuhai (#10, 2-22) 89-81. Macau is placed at 3rd position in ASEAN League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Macau will need more victories to improv...   [read more]

Dewarick
Spencer
Spencer's 42-point game gives him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
DEWARICK SPENCER 36-year old guard Dewarick Spencer (192-G-82) had a great game in the last round for Macau and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 24. He had the game-high 42 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Macau in his team's victory, helping them to outclass SM Beermen (#2, 18-7) with 30-point margin 114-84. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Macau is placed at 3rd position in ASEAN League. They would have been ev...   [read more]

Malcolm
Miller
Round 25: SM Beermen lose to Formosa D. - 3 days ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in ASEAN League. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Filipino SM Beermen (18-7) in Manila on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Taiwanese Formosa D. (18-6) 88-74. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Formosa D. forced 19 SM Beermen turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by SM Beermen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities....   [read more]


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Round 24: Macau defeats leader SM Beermen - 4 days ago  
Mikh McKinney claims ASEAN League weekly honour - 9 days ago  
Round 23: SM Beermen loses to Formosa D. - 10 days ago  
ASEAN League round 22 best performance: Malcolm Miller - 15 days ago  
Round 22: Singapore Slingers lose to SM Beermen in the game between Top 4 teams - 16 days ago  
Glass' double-double lands him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 16 days ago  
Round 21: Macau defeats leader SM Beermen - 17 days ago  
Will Artino claims ASEAN League Interperformances weekly honour - 23 days ago  
Round 20: CLS Knights edge Saigon Heat by two points - 24 days ago  
ASEAN League round 19 best performance: Samuel Deguara (by Interperformances) - 30 days ago  
Round 19: #1 SM Beermen is defeated by Hong Kong ELL - 1 month ago  
Zhuhai Wolf Warriors (ASEAN) agreed terms with Cory Bradford - 1 month ago  
Singletary's double-double lands him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
Round 18: SM Beermen defeats Hong Kong ELL in the game between Top 4 teams - 1 month ago  
Peter Ramos claims ASEAN League weekly honour - 1 month ago  
Round 17: Hong Kong ELL edges Macau by two points - 1 month ago  
ASEAN League round 16 best performance: Renaldo Balkman - 1 month ago  
Round 16: CLS Knights defeat Westports MD in the closest game of the week - 1 month ago  
Mono Vampire signs Tyler Lamb - 2 months ago  
Watkins' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 2 months ago  
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ASEAN League Standings
 1 Formosa D. 19-6 
 2 SM Beermen 18-7 
 3 Singapore S. 14-10 
 4 Macau 14-11 
 5 Hong Kong ELL 13-11 
 6 Saigon H. 13-12 
 7 CLS Knights 13-12 
 8 Mono Vampire 9-16 
 9 Westports MD 8-15 
 10 Zhuhai 2-23 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mikh MCKINNEY
  Macau
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. McKinney, Macau27.4 
 2. Balkman, SM Be.25.9 
 3. Singletary, Mono V.25.5 
 4. Tucker, Macau25.3 
 5. Esho, CLS Knights23.6 
 6. Elliott, Hong K.23.3 
 7. Fields, Singapore S.22.7 
 8. Bassett, Hong K.22.7 
 9. Miller, Formosa D.22.0 
 10. Watkins, Macau21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan WATKINS
  Macau
  (206-C/F-91)
  Avg: 15
 1. Watkins, Macau15.0 
 2. Deguara, Hong K.13.6 
 3. Barone, Saigon H.13.3 
 4. Bell, Zhuhai13.1 
 5. Ramos, SM Beermen12.8 
 6. Fields, Singapore S.12.8 
 7. Shepard, Westport.11.4 
 8. Artino, Formosa D.10.9 
 9. Balkman, SM Be.10.5 
 10. Singletary, Mono V.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony TUCKER
  Macau
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Tucker, Macau9.9 
 2. Brickman, Mono V.8.9 
 3. Herring-Jr, CLS K.8.8 
 4. Alexander, Singapor.7.6 
 5. McKinney, Macau6.4 
 6. Bassett, Hong K.6.2 
 7. Miller, Formosa D.6.1 
 8. Alvano, SM Beermen5.8 
 9. Shepard, Westport.5.5 
 10. Elliott, Hong K.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Saigon H.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hughes, Saigon H.2.9 
 2. Herring-Jr, CLS K.2.8 
 3. Young, Singapore S.2.6 
 4. Singletary, Mono V.2.0 
 5. Alexander, Singapor.2.0 
 6. Eversley, Westport.2.0 
 7. McKinney, Macau2.0 
 8. Brickman, Mono V.1.8 
 9. Watkins, Macau1.8 
 10. Glass, Formosa D.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Singapore S.
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Fields, Singapore S.1.9 
 2. Bell, Zhuhai1.8 
 3. Artino, Formosa D.1.5 
 4. Deguara, Hong K.1.5 
 5. Egwu, Westports MD1.4 
 6. Hamilton, Saigon H.1.3 
 7. Balkman, SM Be.1.3 
 8. Barone, Saigon H.1.2 
 9. White, Mono V.1.2 
 10. Watkins, CLS K.1.1 
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