The kid did it again. After solid SXP defense in the 1st qtr held Amin to 0-5 shooting, he came back in the 2nd to go 5-5, and he could hardly miss from that point on. His hot shooting was key to triggering a run to get his War Dogs to the Semis.
Runner-Up: Dennis Zhang (X1) 17 pts, 13 reb, 1 stl
Wu is the very definition of a gunner, he will shoot the ball if he gets. It just so happens, he couldn't miss in the 1st qtr. Wu finished with 19 pts in the 1st half and 70S had already built a virtually insurmountable lead. NGC threw the white flag.
Runner-Up: Rich Hua (ANS) 13 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast
The Sam Lo Award for Hustlers
Yu Sato (JPU) 16 pts, 17 reb, 4 stl
No one can say they play harder than Sato does. He is tasked with doing virtually everything for his team, and he always keeps JPU competitive.
Runner-Up: Dennis Zhang (X1) 13 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk
Wat Misaka Defensive Player of the Week
Ben Chiarelli (70S) 9 reb, 3 stl, 4 blk
The versatile big man was masterful in defending the NGC bigs, a front court that usually dominates with its size. They never had a chance.
Runner-Up: Ren Hsieh (X1) 7 reb, 3 stl, 2 blk
The High-5 Club Andrew Ahn (ENF) 15-6-2-1-1 Ben Chiarelli (70S) 7-9-5-3-4 Victor Lee (SXP) 2-11-2-1-1 Marco Palacios (SKW) 16-8-1-3-1 Moon Yun (NGC) 2-5-2-2-2
Ember Room™ Rookie of the Week Andrew Ahn (ENF) 15 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast
There were several great games from rookies this week, but in the sake of not doubling up, Ahn was very solid in a 1st rd playoff loss to ANS. Runner-Up: Victor Lee (SXP) 11 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk
The "John Starks" Award
Moon Yun (NGC) | 1-12 FGs (.083)
The fact that just 3 of these attempts came from inside the paint is a huge testament to the 70's D in the most lopsided playoff win in FBNYC history.
Dishonorable Mention: Kenneth Van (NGC) 2-14 FGs
The "Chris Dudley" Award
Kenneth Van (NGC) | 0-4 FTs (.000)
Well, not that mattered, but Van is usually a better FT shooter than this. It was indicative of the team's overall performance, a non-starter.
Dishonorable Mention: H. Nakumura (JPU) 1-4 FTs
2K12 FALL Playoff Results - First Round
2K12 FALL PLAYOFF RESULTS - FIRST ROUND
(6) Japan United
Player of the Game Dennis Zhang (X1) 17 pts, 13 reb, 1 stl