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Jorts named NBL Player of the Week in China


When he’s not running into fellow Wildcats (or fellow former Wildcats?), Josh Harrellson is turning heads in China. Jorts was named NBL Player of the Week for his play last week, scoring 30 points and grabbing 23 rebounds in Chongqing FD’s win over Jiang Xi. From Asia-Basket:

The 23-year old forward had a double-double of 30 points and twenty three rebounds, while his team outclassed Jiang Xi (#9, 2-12) with 32-point margin 118-86. It allowed Chongqing FD to consolidate first place in the Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season. Chongqing FD has a very solid 11-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team’s last game, Harrellson had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Chongqing FD, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of Kentucky graduate has very impressive stats this year. Harrellson is in league’s top in points (7th best: 21.7ppg) and averages solid 2.8 bpg and 2.4 spg.

Keep outclassing them, Jorts.

H/t to Anthony Wireman

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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19 Comments for Jorts named NBL Player of the Week in China

  1. JC
    10:50 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Why is he wearing Florida Gator colors, someone needs to have a talk with Jorts.

  2. Champ
    10:50 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    anyone know how much $$ he’s getting in this league?

  3. niaps
    10:52 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    If Kyle would work on his body to be more like Jorts he too would be a beast.

  4. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    11:17 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Someone get him back on with the Heat!

  5. Bart Edwards
    11:28 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    There’s a REASON Jorts’ 2011 team made the Final Four and the wild bunch of 2010 did NOT, and Jorts and Brandon are two big parts of that reason. I get so weary of scratch-the-surface fans asking whether the 2010 team could beat the 2012 team (it would not), when the 2011 team was so much better than it predecessor. (Cue the peanut gallery to start with the [always unsupported] mantra that Johnny Wall’s wild bunch was of course better, because, … well, just because that’s what people say.)
    Wall’s 2010 squad did not beat a single Top 20 team the entire year, and LOST to a South Carolina team that went 6-10 in the SEC.
    Enough said…

  6. UK
    11:37 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    5) The 2010 was immensely more talented than 2011, but 2011 was VERY good at following the gameplan Cal created because the had a smart point guard in Brandon Knight. That 2011 team also lost something like 8 SEC games, some to not very good SEC teams. While I don’t necessarily disagree with you, saying the 2011 team would challenge the 2010 team talent wise is wrong.

  7. Stat Cat
    11:47 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    5 is absolutely correct. That much ballyhooed 2010 team LOOKED better than it actually was, because it beat teams like Florida, Louisville, Connecticut, and North Carolina Chapel-Hill in a year when NONE of them even finished the year inside the top 40. They would have had ten losses in a more typical year.

    UNC had 17 losses that year and played in the NIT; they came within two points of beating us at Rupp. UConn had 16 losses and went 7-11 in the Big East; we eaked out a three-point victory on a neutral court. Louisville was the highest ranked of all four at the end of the year, and their NCAA tournament lasted all of ONE game — a loss in the very first game. Ditto for 13-loss Florida, who got knocked out by BYU in the first game.

    Wall and Co. were a good, team, but certainly not in the same league with the two Final Four teams that followed. They had that bad loss to the Gamecocks, and followed that up by losing to the only Top Ten team they played all year (West Virginia). If you want to claim to be good, you have to beat somebody who matters, and the 2010 team simply never did. The emotional attachment some shallow fans have to that team mystifies those of us who have actually been watching the results and not the hype.

  8. Derp
    11:48 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    5… 2010 was better hands down, end of discussion

  9. Derp
    11:50 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    5… Just because the 2011 team made it one game further in the tourney does not mean they were better. There is no logic there. Anyone in their right mind know 2010 would win

  10. Derp
    11:59 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    You people are fuggin stupid as hell.
    Wall> knight
    Bledsoe> lamb
    Miller harrellson
    …. I rest my case

  11. Derp
    12:01 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Cut off the rest of em…
    Miller> miller
    Patterson= jones
    Cousins> harrellson

  12. Bart Edwards
    12:03 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Jorts’ 2011 Final Four squad lost a total of 3 games outside the SEC season, and two of those losses were to the eventual national champion Connecticut, the last one being a one-point loss in the Final Four. Had a single extra bucket dropped, that team would have given us Number 8 a year early, because Butler had no chance against UConn or UK. The other loss was an away loss by two points to a UNC team that won 29 games and beat Duke by 14. Not a bad record, folks.
    As far as the SEC season, the 2011 team was undefeated at Rupp, and 4 of our 6 losses were by two points or fewer (including a one-point overtime loss to an improving Arkansas team). Vandy beat us by 4, and Florida by 7. That’s it, folks. There are your “bad losses”.
    Still want to talk about all of that talent on the 2010 team? The team that did not beat a single Top 25 team all year? The facts don’t lie, guys.

  13. Bart Edwards
    12:07 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Ha, ha. Didn’t take the mindless peanut gallery long, did it? (see Derp, supra)
    Go Big Blue!

  14. Mark
    12:51 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    I didnt realize Asian food had that many carbs , and that they didnt have treadmills over there. Josh needs to do table push aways.

  15. Mc
    12:59 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #12) Georgia beat UK by 7, not Florida I believe; and UConn beat them by 17 early on in the season. Close losses are losses. I’m not going to debate which team was better because I don’t care, but wanted to put that out there. NBA wise, the 2009-2010 is having more success. If Kanter is playing on the 2010-2011 roster it’s an easy championship.

  16. Mc
    1:03 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Also, I love how you call other UK fans mindless for having a different opinion than you. If the 2009-2010 hit even close to their average 3 point percentage against WVU they win easy. The open looks weren’t falling, and they were open looks. They had a bad game. The 2010-2011 struggled against UConn as well. It happens. They were both good, they both lost. Enough said.

  17. RealCatsFan
    1:38 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    I would love for Jorts to drop a few pearls of wisdom for Kyle to follow. He could show him the way on what a little bit of hard work on the treadmill, at the running track, and in the weight room can do for your game.

  18. haha
    1:52 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Jorts makes Kyle’s body look like a middle schoolers.

  19. Wildcat Faithful
    8:53 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Great move for Josh in the short term, glad to see he’s tearing it up. Also noticed Randolph Morris has been playing in the same league over there (NBL) since 2010, wonder if any other past Cats are making a living in China at the moment?