As the Malaysia Pro League Development League enters playoffs weekend, Asean Sports presents our choice of the best five players of the regular season in no particular order.
Wong Wee Seng (Melaka 96ers)
6.6 PPG, 8 RPG, 3.5 APG, 3.6 SPG
Wong Wee Seng was an integral part of Melaka’s throughout the season, providing a much needed veteran stability to the young team. He would lead the league in steals, finish second in the league in assists and grab an impressive eight boards a game standing at only 183 cm tall.
Liew Kar Choon (PRG Warriors)
18.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG
Liew Kar Choon finishes the season with the most points made with 188 in 10 games. The 20 year old guard turned heads all season with his clutch shooting and speed that led PRG Warriors to an impressive 6-4 record.
Chiang Wei Er (KL Dragons)
14.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG
Local press would report that Chiang Wei Er did not play any competitive basketball for six months prior to the MPL D League. Chiang would show no signs of it all season, scoring the most points for the second seed Dragons. In a season where the Dragons would often leave it late in the game to clinch their wins, Chiang would be a reliable go to guy in numerous clutch situations for the Dragons.
Liew Wei Yuong (NS Matrix)
13 PPG, 8.7 RPG
The leading scorer of the league leader, the bulky forward would prove to be a potent threat both on the inside and from outside. He displayed mature gameplay throughout the season, leading the young Matrix team to the top of the regular season standings with a 9-1 record. Whenever Liew called for an isolation play, you’d have a feeling something good was going to happen for Matrix .
Anthony Liew Wen Qian (NS Matrix)
10.5 PPG, 10.7 RPG
Anthony would be the only player to finish the regular season with a double double average playing the whole 10 games, leading the league in rebounding. Anthony would be the anchor of Matrix’s mean post defense, showing his strength in forcing out the taller and bigger centers of the league.
Chin Cheng Wah (KL Dragons) -15.3 PPG, 7.1 RPG
Tan Wen Gio (PRG Warriors) – 15.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG
Tan Wei Jie (Melaka 96ers) – 19 PPG, 7 RPG
Soo Eng Heng (Verve Club) -16.1 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.8 APG
Chee Li Wei (Melaka 96ers) -9.33 PPG, 10.33 RPG, 1.77 BPG
Syahrul Ridzuan Rosli (NAYC) -13.4 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.3 APG
Tong Wen Keong (PRG Warriors) – 5.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.5 APG, 2.7 SPG