Cai Chen has been one of the top-performing locals in the ABL although his Wolf Warriors have stumbled out of the gates in their maiden season. He had a string of great games that could have been enough for Player of the Week contention but his biggest outputs did not equate to wins.
All of this changed when the newest member of the ABL family scored their first win at the expense of the CLS Knights Indonesia last December 19 at the Doumen Gymnasium in Zhuhai.
The big-bodied forward is averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest as has been shooting fairly well from the three-point range at 38%
Cai had a huge game in their lone victory so far with 25 points on 10 of 15 shooting from the field. While a big scoring night was not exactly a surprise coming from him as he already dropped 28 points in a game against Hong Kong Eastern earlier in the season, what made this performance extra special was that he also did damage on other areas of the game as he added six rebounds and a whopping nine assists to his tally against the Knights.
Although Wolf Warrior imports Eric Tisby and Mike Bell scored most of the points in the most crucial junction of the match for their squad, they would not have been in that situation it if wasn’t for Cai’s all game brilliance. And for that performance, the ABL names Cai as the last Player of the Week for 2018.