Thursday, February 23, 2012

2012 SBL All-Star Weekend in Kaohsiung

SBL 2012 All-Star Weekend

The SBL All-Star Weekend will be held in the southern port city of Greater Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, for the first time from Feb. 25-26.

Due to various reasons, the All-Star Game was not held during the past two years.

Former NBA player Noel Felix led all players in the All-Star voting. The results are listed as follows:

Blue Team
- Starters
Noel Felix (Dacin) 16.2p, 8.5rb, 2.6blk
Tien Lei (Dacin) 14.5p, 6.8rb
Chou Po-chen (Yulon) 10.9p, 6.6rb
Wang Chih-chun (Dacin) 4.4p
Chen Chih-chung (Yulon) 10.3p, 4.7a
- Substitutes
Lee Chi-yi (Yulon) 4.5p
Lin Yi-hui (Dacin) 10.8p, 4.9rb
Lu Cheng-ju (Yulon) 17.5p
Chou Shih-yuan (Yulon) 8p
Hsu Hao-cheng (Dacin) 5.4p
Shan Wei-fan (KKL) 14.4p, 4.4rb
Elbert Fuqua (KKL) 15.3p, 12.3rb

White Team
- Starters
Quincy Davis (PY) 19.6p, 12.3rb, 2.6blk
Chang Jung-hsuan (TM) 9.1p
Chen Hsin-an (PY) 11.1p, 4.9rb, 3.4a
Wu Yung-jen (TB) 3.3p, 3rb, 2.4a
Yang Yu-ming (TB) 4.3p
- Substitutes
John Vaudreuil (BOT) 15.1p, 11.9rb
Doug Creighton (PY) 11.4, 4.5rb
Ge Chih-hao (PY) 10.5p, 3.2rb, 3.4a
Su Yi-chieh (TM) 10.6p, 3.9rb, 5.7a
He Shou-cheng (TB) 12p, 4.4rb
Chen Shun-hsiang (BOT) 18.7p
Yang Chin-min (TB) 17.6p, 5.3rb, 1.9s

Hsu Hao-cheng (Dacin) and John Vaudreuil (BOT) were added to the roster after Chang Chih-feng and Chien Chia-hung pulled out of the game due to injury.

In my opinion, this voting system is seriously flawed as it already became only a popularity contest.

Wang Chih-chun of Dacin made the starting lineup as point guard despite he averaged only 4.4 points. Same things happened to guards on the White Team. Wu Yung-jen (3.3p) and Yang Yu-ming (4.3p) made the starting lineups although they did not even start on Taiwan Beer.

Numbers don't tell all the stories, but this is getting ridiculous.

There were a number of notable omissions, such as Cheng Jen-wei of Taiwan Beer (12.2p, 7.7rb), Chen Ching-huan of Taiwan Mobile (11.3p, 4.6rb) and Hsu Chih-chang of Bank of Taiwan (15.6p, 8.7rb).

Ryan Wright (20.1p, 14.7rb) and Yulon's Kevin Johnson (19.1p, 16.3rb) were not selected either. Since that the league wouldn't want to place all seven import players on the All-Star Team, it's probably understandable.

Kibwe Trim of Taiwan Beer is averaging 16.2p and 12.2 rebounds. I think he was overlooked because he has played only four games with the team.

Side events such as the slam-dunk contest and three-point shootout will be held during the weekend.