SHENZHEN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Zhao Yanhao of Zhejiang Guangsha won the trophy of the Most Valuable Player of the 2017-2018 season CBA ALl-Star Rookie Challenge in Shenzhen as he scored a match-high 14 points in the Southern-Northern Rookies' 103-95 victory over the Tsinghua-Peking University team.
"I was confident during the game. Teammates offered me a lot of fantastic passes and the coach gave me enough time on the court," Zhao said.
The defending champion of the Three-Point Shooting Contest, Jimmer Fredette, had 21 points in the preliminary round to advance into the final, along with Yu Changchun of Jiangsu Tongxi, who also had 21 points, and Gu Yuezhuo from Guangzhou, who scored 19.
Hu Mingxuan of Guangdong headed into the Technics Challenge final as he finished it with 31.5 seconds, followed by Yu Dehao of Shenzhen with 35.3 seconds.
Zhang Jianhao shined in the Dunk Contest preliminary round with 93 points from two dunks. His opponents in the final will be Leng Zhenduo and He Zhongda.