Lin "the Beast" Chih-jeh's exceptional play on both ends of the floor earned the nod from the voting press for this week's Super Basketball League Player of the Week award.
The scoring champ for two of the first three seasons in the SBL edged past ETTV Antelopes great Delvin "DT" Thomas by a narrow 16-to-15 margin to win the coveted weekly honor by averaging 23.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists, with an incredible 47.3 percent shooting from the floor to help guide Taiwan Beer to a pair of impressive wins over respectable opponents last week.
"It's great to receive the honor, considering the kind of week that DT had. Hats off to my teammates for a great all-around job in the two wins," Lin said after learning of his selection for the award.
Thomas had won the honor for two consecutive weeks and seemed ready to pull off his third in a row.
The Beast and his ever-popular Taiwan Beer mates will get the week off as the league prepares to move the action down south for a three-day sequence at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan to close out the regular season.
Taiwan Beer has already secured a spot in the playoffs with a 19-9 mark that puts them third in the standings, trailing the Yulon Dinos and the Videoland Hunters by a game with two left in the regular season.
With a tough battle against the Dinos and an expected win over the Azio Eagles next weekend, the beer crew could end up with the regular season title if they can beat the Dinos and hope for a loss by the Hunters in their season finale against the Dinos next Sunday.
"It will be a very interesting and wild final weekend in Tainan," Taiwan Beer skipper Yen Jia-hua said in a recent interview, commenting on how his club's season could end up.
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