A big man, a small man; An old acquaintance, a new face! They are all team type foreign aid. Just now, Shanghai Jiushi Sharks officially announced that the club has officially confirmed two foreign aid candidates for the 2023-2024 season, Noah Fenglai and Yoji Ferrer. After submitting the registration materials to the CBA company and passing the review and public announcement, the two of them will represent Shanghai Jiushi Men's Basketball Team in the new season of the CBA league.
Shanghai fans are very familiar with Noah Fenglai. He was born in 1995, standing 208 centimeters tall and weighing 109 kilograms. He is an American professional basketball player and plays as a power forward. Last season, he played for the American Professional Basketball Celtics. In the 2021-2022 season, Feng Lai played 23 regular season games for the Sharks, averaging 23.7 minutes per game, scoring 15 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.5 blocks, shooting 44.6% from the field, and shooting 38% from three pointers. In the playoffs, he played 5 games and averaged 21 minutes per game, scoring 11.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, shooting 47.8% from the field, and shooting 41.7% from three pointers. His outstanding performance helped Shaq successfully advance to the quarterfinals. On the offensive end, Feng Lai has a stable mid range and interior finishing ability. On the defensive end, his ultra long arm of 2.24 meters can effectively guard the penalty area, and his ability to block and rebound under the basket is also outstanding. He is an all-around spatial forward player. Feng Lai can pitch and grab. Compared to before, the current Sharks don't need him to focus on attacking, they can focus more on defense. In the new season, I hope he can be more focused, "said a fan.
Yoji Ferrer, born in 1993, is 183 centimeters tall and weighs 81 kilograms. He is an American professional basketball player who plays as a point guard. Ferrer graduated from Indiana University in the United States and started the team in his freshman season. During his college years, he averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists per game, with a three-point shooting average of 39.9%. He has been Indiana University's top assist player for four consecutive seasons. In 2016, he entered the NBA as a draft pick and played for the Nets, Mavericks, Kings, Cavaliers, and Clippers. In the 2016-17 season, he was selected as the Rookie of the Year second team. He has played a total of 259 games in the NBA, averaging 7.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game, shooting 42% from the field, and shooting 36.5% from three pointers. After leaving the NBA, Ferrer transferred to the Greek Basketball League and the Slovenian Basketball League, and played excellently in both leagues. In 2022, he led the team to win the Slovenian league championship, the Super Cup championship, and won the league MVP; In 2023, he once again led the team to win the Slovenian league championship and Super Cup championship, and was crowned the league MVP and Super Cup MVP. Ferrer is an extremely fast player, which gives him great impact on the field, and he has a great vision for passing the ball, always delivering it to empty teammates in time. In addition, Ferrer's defense is also very active, and I believe his joining will bring huge improvements to both offense and defense for Shaq. At present, Ferrer seems to be a relatively small foreign player in the team, and it depends on his ability to adapt to CBA. After all, small foreign players still need sharp attacks, "an industry insider analyzed.
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