The Player of the Week honor in the Super Basketball League (SBL) was won by Pure Youth Construction’s big man, Quincy Davis, whose dominating performance received the nod from the members of the Basketball Writers’ Association for the coveted weekly selection.
The 28-year-old power forward/center out of Tulane University capped an amazing weekend of play with a 35-point outing on Sunday to lead the Builders to a landslide victory over the Taiwan Mobile Cloud Leopards.
He was also instrumental in Pure Youth’s weekend-opening win over Kinmen Kaoliang, despite playing for a season-low 27 minutes. This happened because his team grabbed a sizable lead midway through the contest, enabling skipper Hsu Jin-tseh to rest his top gun a bit longer than usual.
Davis managed to average 22 points, 15.5 rebounds, three assists, 2.5 steals and two blocked shots to help extend his team’s winning streak to a club-best eight.
“It’s an honor to be named the Player of the Week, given the number of great players in the league,” Davis said earlier this week upon learning of his selection for the weekly honor.
He and the rest of the young Builders crew have their work cut out for them as they tackle a three-game weekend, starting with tonight’s showdown against the Dacin Tigers in a battle between the two top squads in the league.
Pure Youth will have a chance to up their unbeaten record after the Lunar New Year break to 11-0 this weekend. They face matches against the Yulon Luxgens and Bank of Taiwan tomorrow and on Sunday at the Sinjhuang Sports Complex in New Taipei City, with both opponents eager to nip their current winning streak in the bud.
The Builders will likely face a very physical Dacin team that dropped two of their past three games and cannot wait to vent their frustration with a win tonight to help them reclaim sole possession of the lead in the standings.
Scheduled after the match between the Tigers and Pure Youth, the game between the Bankers and the Leopards presents the last-placed Bankers with a chance to get out of the cellar.