Vinsanity’s Weekly Stat Wrap-up (Games from Sunday 10/28)
|QUICK HITS FROM 10/28|
Ethan Quoch (Warriors, REC) -- 6/6/2/2/3
Ken Wong (Terrace Park, REC) -- 15/7
Mike Tangi (Technics, REC) -- 15/6/1
Adrian Garcia (Spartans, REC) -- 16/9/1/2/blk
Roland Pabalate (Spartans, REC) -- 2/11/2/blk
Joe Cheah (Bay Function, REC) -- 8/7/1/5/blk
Freddie Kwong (Raptors, AAA-6) -- 17/9/ast
Thien Nguyen (Raptors, AAA-6) -- 11/10/3/2/blk
Anthony Schlander (Young Gunners, AAA-P) -- 12/7/4/stl
Sherman Lee (Grey Goose, AAA-P) -- 21 (10/19, 53% FG)
Dante Riley (Grey Goose, AAA-P) -- 12/9
Deep Basra (Kurruption, AAA-E) -- 17/8/2/1
Jimmy Lee (Perpetrators, AAA-E) -- 20/4/2 stl
Joseph Lee (Perpetrators, AAA-E) -- 18/5
Michael Yuen (Mad Cow, AAA-P) -- 16/3/2/5
Rico Thomas (Purefoods, AL-P) -- 15/4/3/1/1
Vic Jacobs (Big Gamerz, AL-P) -- 14/1/2/stl
Billy Luu (Elephants, AAA-P) -- 16/7/3/stl
Vaz San (Chopsticks, AAA-P) -- 21/5/stl
Son Vo (Chopsticks, AAA-P) -- 15/2/4 stl
Ronnie Duong (Anywho, AAA-E) -- 10/6/3/2
Danny Hu (Anywho, AAA-E) -- 21/5/2/3 (11/16, 69%FG)
Dayo Esho (Golden Ballers, AAA-E) -- 10/10/2
Maui Benitez (Golden Ballers, AAA-E) -- 14/4/2
Alex Militar (Alameda Ballaz, AAA-6) -- 17/6/1
Vinh Ta (Angkorwattz, AAA-6) -- 11/11/ast/stl
Vaz San (Angkorwattz, AAA-6) -- 16/7/2/stl/blk
Thuan Ta (Mo Haye, AAA-6) -- 12/4/2/2
Yang Zhou (Mo Haye, AAA-6) -- 10/9/3/stl
Andrew Lim (Frosh Tryouts, AAA-P) -- 10/5/3 blk
Matt ? (TL Bombers, AAA-P) -- 21/4/4/blk
[EDITOR'S NOTE: I think it's Matt Dang]
Brandon Yip (Triple Threat, AAA-E) -- 20/11/ast/stl/2 blk
Johnny Harrington (Done Deal, AAA-E) -- 16/2/3/stl
Chester Chung (Faded, REC) -- 12/9
Christian Magat (Bomb Squad, AAA-P) -- 18/3 ast/2 stl
Jeff Fong (Motorboat, REC) -- 12/10/stl/2 blk (8/9 FT)
Mike Reyes (Ballin', AAA-E) -- 18/11/2 stl
Ed Pan (Syuhn Fung, AL-P) -- 20 pts (9/13, 69% FG)
Quentin Wu (Syuhn Fung, AL-P) -- 19 pts
Curtis Shimosaka (Frisco Super Chronic, AL-P) -- 18 pts
Ryan Parrilla (Money Shooters, AAA-V) -- 17 pts
Quoc Huynh (Visual Basic, AAA-P) -- 12/11
Romeo Lavarias (Sure Shots, AAA-P) -- 2/10/2 stl/blk
Eric Mayeda (Sure Shots, AAA-P) -- 15/9/stl/blk
Justin Kodama (Run FOB, AAA-V) -- 12/8/2 stl
Adam Aquino (Kurruption, AL-E) -- 11/5/3 stl
Amado Rivera (Kurruption, AL-E) -- 12/6
Deep Basir (Kurruption, AL-E) -- 7/10/2 stl
Steven Sui (Mid-Majors, AAA-V) -- 9/4/1/1/3 blk
Ryan Petro (McLovin, AAA-P) -- 6/3/5 stl
Vince Chung (McLovin, AAA-P) -- 19/7/stl/blk (14 pts/ by halftime)
Marcel Mangalinan (Morning Wood, AAA-6) -- 17/7/stl
Joe Young (SJ Hibachi, AAA-6) -- 17/9/1/2/2
Vince Morales (SF Quakes, AAA-6) -- 16/10/stl (7/10, 70% FG)
Paul Nguyen (Basketballs of Fury, AAA-6) -- 23/2/1/2 (10/15, 67% FG)
Joven Baltazar (Basketballs of Fury, AAA-6) -- 10/2/1/4
Chris Liclican (Basketballs of Fury, AAA-6) -- 9/9/2/2
Jason Wong (Aball, AAA-P) -- 13/8/2/3
Calvin Ma (Aball, AAA-P) -- 20/8/3 stl
Tony Lam (Aball, AAA-P) -- 10/11/1/1
Hung Nguyen (Boondocks, AAA-P) -- 10/11
Tim Villaruz (Boondocks, AAA-P) -- 14/5/2 blk
1. Nic Vu (Genins, REC) -- "Ignition" blasted off against the High Life squad to the tune of 32 points, a board, 6 dimes, and 3 steals. Shot extremely well from three (8/15, 53% 3PT) and from the field overall (12/24, 50% FG).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Let's face it, no one in REC can guard this guy. But here's the thing, he's putting these numbers up in AAA-Elite, too.]
2. Minh Phan (Bay Function, REC) -- What is it with these Bay Function cats? Like teammate Byron Portades last week, Phan had an utterly explosive first 2 Q's, scoring all 29 of his points by halftime. Alas, he didn't score anymore after. Still, I'm sure any team will take a line of 29/8/2/2 on 12/19 (63% FG) shooting anyday.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Something tells me there was something wrong with that stat sheet. Oh well, it's 1am and I'm not about to go look it up.]
3. Adam Blightman (Ballaz By Law, AL-P) -- 27/10/ast...11/23 (48% FG), 3/9 (33% 3PT).
4. Dennis Garcia (Got-Em, AAA-P) -- Garcia could double as both an AI and JKiddster this week: 24 points, 9 boards, 7 dimes, and 4 steals. Oh yeah, he was accurate as hell too (11/13, 85% FG).
5. Greg Hom (Young Gunners, AAA-P) -- 24/7/1/3 steals...great numbers until you see that it took him an uneconomical 23 shots (8/23, 35% FG) to get them.
6. Sho Yamazaki (Triple Threat, AAA-E) -- "Sho-Time" makes the list for the second week in a row with this dominating performance. 24 points, 8 boards, a steal, and a block. Check his godly percentages too: he went 12/13 (92% FG).
1. Mason Chin (Grey Goose, AAA-P) -- OK, I'm going to have to start calling rebounds "Masons." This guy is starting to become the Dennis Rodman of the Dream League: 7/18/4/stl.
2. Andrew Park (Trybe, AAA-E) -- Maybe I spoke to soon in naming "The Worm's" heir apparent? 17/18/2.
3. ? Thomas (Purefoods, AL-P) -- 18/15/3/stl/blk.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: That's Rico Thomas. Would be nice if Purefoods could start writing both first and last names.]
4. Victor Lo (Triple Threat, AAA-E) -- Ruled the glass down Lo: 10/14/2.
5. Andy Hsieh (Smokin' Aces, AAA-6) -- Hsieh what? 17 points, 13 boards, 2 dimes, and a block, that's what.
6. Markel Robinson (Sitcom, AAA-6) -- Posted Chris Webber-like stats across the board: 20/12/5/3/2 blk.
7. Mike Singh (Bomb Squad, AAA-P) -- As his opponents can attest, Singh makes for an imposing presence in the paint with his large stature, long arms, and inked-out arms. Must be how he grabs all those boards: 16/12/3/blk.
8. Mike Salamin (SF City, AAA-E) -- The lone bright spot on a struggling SF City squad, "Iron Mike" grabs a ton of boards for a player of his size: 15/12/1/2/2.
9. Dai Nguyen (Visual Basic, AAA-P) -- I'll take a wild guess...Nguyen's a big? I could be wrong, but 21/12/stl/blk sure sound like a post player's numbers to me.
10. Fabian ? (Mid-Majors, AAA-V) -- Actually could have gone to any of three lists: 16 points with 4 made 3's (Bombers), 12 boards (this list), 2 dimes, and 2 steals but shot poorly from the field (5/18, 28% FG...Bricklayer material).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Fabian Torrico. Hmmm, first Purefoods then Mid-Majors, both teams I know very well (hell, I used to play on M-Ms). Hey guys, I'm not the one who will input your stats onto the website, so you will still need to put the first and last names on the scoresheet.]
11. Kelvin Chu (John Hsu, AAA-V) -- 15/12/stl/blk.
12. Scott Park (Smokey, AAA-6) -- The scrappy Park makes his mark: 8/11/2/3/blk.
1. Kris Neri (Wolverines, REC) -- Kind of a surprise since he's known more for his scoring. Still, if a gunner like Ryan Parrilla can shift gears and become a distributor, I guess anyone can. 16/6/7/stl/blk (borderline JKiddster, no?).
2. Ray Yap (Genins, REC) -- Yap has the job most Dream League floor generals would love to have. Namely, giving the rock to All-Star teammates Iwata and Vu. 6 points, 7 boards, and 6 dimes.
3. Hanh Tien (Chopsticks, AAA-P) -- Tien makes the list a second week in a row with his 8 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals.
1. Gareth Lee (Got-Em, AAA-P) -- I'm sure you'll agree that this is a sick line: 13 points, 6 boards, 5 dimes, and 7 steals.
2. Brad Lin (Perpetrators, AAA-E) -- Just about flirting with the elusive trip-dub: 19/10/6/3. Vinsanity Side Note #48957: Props to the diligent statcrew for taking care to record players' achievements. Having been a statkeeper myself, I know how hard it is to record all the minutia that take place during a game.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: And a phhhhhbblllt to all the scorekeepers who are not doing their jobs to the 100% fullest. For every good stat sheet, there is one that is curiously missing a bunch of stats. I guess Vinsanity has been skipping on commenting on those, but when the leading rebounder has friggin' 4 rebounds, or there are no assists for an entire team, or a REC team commits only 3 total turnovers, you wonder why you have paid real money for this. Breathe. OK, I'm over it. The kid needs the money more than I do.]
3. Jon McClain (SF Quakes, AAA-6) -- 18/9/1/5 stl.
4. Shin Iwata (Genins, REC) -- 22/6/6/2...Iwata playing in the REC division is like Steve Nash putting on a clinic at the YMCA (no joke).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Genins = Patriots.]
5. Justin Delacruz (Spartans, REC) -- 17/7/1 and a vintage Gary Payton-worthy 6 swipes.
6. Peter Chong (Warriors,REC) -- Approached "quadruple-double" status with his dubious 8 TO's to go along with 18/6/5 steals.
7. Pin Chou (Got-Em, AAA-P) -- 13/5/6/2/stl.
8. John Dang (Terrace Park, REC) -- Started off hot, scoring 12 of his eventual 19 in the 1st Q. Finished with 19/5/1/4 steals.
9. Robby Kwok (Faded, REC) -- Granted, it is the REC division, but I'll take 15/11/5/stl any day.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't agree with Vinsanity on this one. There is nothing wrong with scoring 15 in the REC on a consistent basis, which btw Kwok is NOT doing, so let him be in the spotlight this one time. When you are scoring 20 or 30 consistently and your team is killing the comp by 20 every game, then someone somewhere made a mistake signing that team up for REC. That's when you say, "but it's the REC".]
10. Sak Phol (Angkorwattz, AAA-6) -- 6/5/5/3.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Can someone on "A-Wattz" settle the dang thing and tell me what exactly is the correct spelling of this team? One week it's AnkorWattz. The next it's AngorWattz. Then it's AngkorWattz. Oh yeah, what does it mean too? Get the logo of a light bulb with an angry cartoon face tattooed on Popeye's arm out of my head!]
1. Khuong Luu (Das Boot, AAA-V) -- 3 straight weeks in a row for Das Boot's Tim Hardaway emulator. Vinsanity Random Fact #8790: I remember Luu rocking a retro Warriors jersey of Tim Bug to games just before they switched to their snazzy new duds. 23 points on 7/12 (58% 3PT) shooting...Luu's got skeeelz.
2. Boun Khamnouane (Elephants, AAA-P) -- Doesn't it seem like Boun is popping up on this list like every other week? 22/2 on 6/10 (60% 3PT) from deep.
3. ? Sato (Big Gamerz, AL-P) -- Sato sunk 5/8 (63% 3PT) of his treys en route to 18/3/2/stl.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Brian Sato. It should come as no surprise that I know the Big Gamerz very well. Hey folks, I personally cannot do all your stats. It's just not humanly possible. Someone who has no idea who you are will be inputting those stats. So put your first and last names on there, ok?]
4. Orville Bagood (Sure Shots, AAA-P) -- OK...the 15/7/3 stl is dope. 5 made threes too. The scary thing here is Bagood's 23% FG (5/22).
5. Sam Leung (SJ Barons, AAA-P) -- 23 pts. (5/6 3PT)
6. Henry Nguyen (SJ Barons, AAA-P) -- 20 pts. (4/4 3PT)
7. Cam Brokaw (Gunners, AAA-P) -- 21 pts. (4/5 3PT), 1 nomination to Vinsanity's All-Name Team.
8. Dante Henderson (MaSarap, AAA-P) -- Finally made his way back to the list. Sunk 4/8 3's en route to 20/2/stl.
9. Josh Lim (Aball, AAA-P) -- 18/9/3 stl, 4 made 3's.
10. Rob Shintaku (Frisco Super Chronic, AL-P) -- Deja vu? Rob's back (again)...17 points on 4/7 (57% FG) from the arc.
11. Brent Hughes (McLovin, AAA-P) -- 15/4, 4 made 3's.
1. Dave Mendoza (Kurruption, AAA-E) -- The Mendoza Line: 3 points on 1/11 (.09% FG) shooting. *shiver*
2. Logan Phanthavong (Smokey, AAA-6) -- Managed only 2 points on a woeful 1/10 (10% FG) from the field.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Yeah, I know what you're thinking. I don't get that math up there for Mendoza, either. But let's remember Vinsanity writes for dreamleague, not Scientific American. And I also know what you're thinking, you sure as hell can't divide 1 by 11 either, haha!!! -- but yet we all know 1 divided by 10 is 10%; why is that?]
3. Mark Paniagua (Run FOB, AAA-V) -- 4 points, 5 boards is good. A 2/12 (17% FG) shooting day is probably hurting the team.
4. Khamtanh V. (WWWD, REC) -- I refrained from attempting to spell his last name for fear of butchering it (honestly, I could have included it if it were written with any semblance of neatness, btw!). Anyways, "Special K" had a decent game, posting 11/6/2. However, he only shot 4/17 (24% FG).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: I think it's Khamtanh Vannavoung. Give me a gold star if I got that right.]
5. A.Alvarado (Purefoods, AL-P) -- 7/3/4 on 3/12 (25% FG) shooting.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Alright, that's it. From now on, everybody calls Purefoods "Foods" until they start writing down first names. You omit your first name, we omit yours, FOODS!!! For the record: Andy Alvarado.]
6. Vic Jacobs (Trybe, AAA-E) -- On the surface, Jacobs' 19/4/3 steals looks solid. However, his shooting numbers paint a different picture: dude shot 10/33 (30% FG). That's an average of around 8 shots a quarter!
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Yeah, but he's fun to watch. I'll betcha little kid's attempts are 90% layups!!! Definitely the energizer bunny of dreamleague.]
7. Alton Rich (High Life, REC) -- See Jacobs' writeup above...pretty much the same situation here: 17/5/3, but on 8/22 (36% FG) shooting.
"OK, SO MAYBE THE FAIRY DUST HAS WORN OFF" AWARD
The collective impacts that ZerOne's Charles Sachkar and Daryl Rusgal made on the League a few weeks ago are now all but forgotten. They both combined to shoot a measly 6/30 (20% FG) in last Sunday's contest versus a surging McLovin team.
JSYTL (AL-E) swingman Chris Hong was incorrectly listed as "Chris Hale" on the roster sheet. On a more somber note, his sublime 21 point performance is most likely his last for the season as he's sidelined with a bulging disk. The Dream League community wishes him a safe and speedy recovery.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: That's because "Chris Hale" in the written language of graffiti translates to "Chris Hong". Seriously Chris, how did your graffiti penmanship get you through grammar school? You must have been sent to the principal's office many times with your teacher thinking you were a gangster or something. Oops, I just offended a whole population of graffiti artists!]
Also, Raj Edwards of AAA-V L'Unis is actually supposed to be Torrent Lee. Blame it on a roster sheet malfunction.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: I'm on L'Unis, so I can probably tell you what happened. Me: "Hey, Raj (or maybe it was Torrent), go put your number on the scoresheet. Oh and put Torrent's too." Raj/Torrent, saying to himself: "What a pain. Alright, there it is. Raj Edwards, number 31. Sheez, now can I get back to warming up here?". Only problem, he wrote his number on the wrong line!!! Yes, it happens on the commish's team too. Don't do this. So anyways, their stats will be jacked. Too bad for Torrent. He's averaging 20 ppg. Or shall I say, he was.]
FUN STAT OF THE WEEKEND
Okay, maybe not fun per se, but notable: I now hereby dub October 28 "Blowout Sunday" (with 2 oddly coming from the AAA-Elite division).
First off, we had AAA-E Done Deal getting thrashed by Sho Yamazaki's Triple Threat squad by 32 points. In other divisional action, the Golden Ballers buried the Blitzkrieg in a convincing 34 point victory.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Done Deal only had 4 guys.]
In the AAA-Premier division, we had the Gunners shooting down the San Jose Barons by 33 points.
Finally, perhaps the most shocking (and possibly historic) was AAA-P Got-Em's 43 (yes, that's not a typo...43!) point annihilation of Mad Cow. To be fair, Mad Cow was without their star player Kevin Ruan, but still...this was an absolute debacle. I don't know if a win of this magnitude has ever occured in the League annals. Perhaps the Commish can shed some light on this matter?
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Well, in retrospect, Got-Em probably signed up for the wrong league. Based on the personnel and chemistry they have, they probably should have signed up for AAA-Elite.
But that's neither here nor there and there are plenty of arguments to say that they did pick the right division as there are that say they did not. It's best to just say that they are playing great right now and that's the bottom line. We'll worry about the right division when it's time to cross that bridge.
I could go on and on about winning X number of championships (or not) versus trying to be on a team that overachieves (which may or may not go hand-in-hand with championships) versus this or that and be all philosophical (and complicated), but that would just be too controversial and you all would mistake my passion for the game for being a weirdo.]