Sunday, August 01, 2004

Chen Hsin-an named 2004 Jones Cup MVP

Chen Hsin-an was named 2004 Jones Cup MVP after leading Taiwan White to the title and an undefeated 8-0 record. Chen averaged 14.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the tourney.

Chen won the MVP voting 11-4 over teammate Chou Shi-yuan, who averaged 13.4 points in 20.7 minutes per game and scored 50 points in victories over Australia and Korea. Chen was selected probably because of his consistent play and the ability to draw double-team and create for his teammates.

Paul Larmand of Carleton University is the biggest winner in the closing ceremony, winning tournament leading scorer and three-point shooter award while being selected to the 5-man All-Tournament team.

MVP: Chen Hsin-an (Taiwan White) 14.9p, 4.1rb, 2.2a
All-Tournament Team:
Chen Hsin-an
Tien Lei (Taiwan White) 12.6p, 6.4rb, 2.4a, 1.6s, 1.2blk
Paul Larmand (Carleton Univ.) 20.2p, 6.6rb
Ontario Lett (Perth Wildcats) 21.6p, 8.7rb, 1.7s, 1.6blk
Lin Chi-jay (Taiwan Blue) 16.4p, 5rb, 2s

Scoring Leader: Paul Larmand 162 points
Three-point Leader: Paul Larmand 24 3PT-made