Quincy Davis edged past fellow Pure Youth Construction forward Tsai Wen-cheng by a slim 30-27 margin to win the Super Basketball League Player of the Week honor.
Members of the Basketball Writers’ Association had a hard time deciding between the standouts for the two-time defending champs, who have won four straight after opening the season with a disheartening 72-71 defeat to the Dacin Tigers three weeks ago to reclaim top spot in the standings, one game ahead the second-place Taiwan Mobile Cloud Leopards.
In the end, Davis scooped the honor for his tremendous contribution, with several big plays helping determine the outcome of the Builders’ two victories last week. His 19.5 points and 14 rebounds per game for the week were also in line with his season average, boosting his status as his team’s go-to guy at crunch times.
“I have the advantage [over the other foreign players] because this is my third season in the league and I know our system and my teammates and their tendencies better than [the other foreign players], even though they may have a size advantage on me,” Davis said of his success against other foreign players.
Davis and the rest of the Builders will have their hands full this weekend at the Kaohsiung Fengshan Gymnasium with games against Bank of Taiwan tomorrow and Taiwan Beer on Sunday. The Brew crew have improved in the past two weeks to present a legitimate threat.
“[Davis] have proven himself as a game-deciding factor in this league, but with the level of the other foreign players rapidly improving, he will also have to broaden his repertoire of offensive weapons to remain as our inside threat on offense,” Pure Youth head coach Hsu Chin-che said of his star center earlier this week.