Fujian Sturgeons' Darius Adams tries to score during a CBA basketball game between Fujian Sturgeons and Nanjing Monkey Kings on Jan 6, 2023, in Zhuji city, Zhejiang province, China. (PHOTO FROM SINA WEIBO ACCOUNT OF FUJIAN STURGEONS)
BEIJING - Zhejiang Lions center Hu Jinqiu and Fujian Sturgeons guard Darius Adams have been named Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Players of the Month for January.
Hu helped Zhejiang to 5-3 tally from the 21st to the 28th round with averages of 19.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.0 block and 1.6 steals.
In this file photo taken on Jan 13, 2021, Hu Jinqiu (top) of Zhejiang Lions vies with Andrew Nicholson of Fujian Sturgeons during the 29th round match at the 2020-21 season of the CBA league in Zhuji, China. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
The CBA's third stage will resume on March 1, with games to be played on a home-and-away basis
Adams led Fujian to a 4-4 month by averaging 32.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 2.8 steals.
After the second stage of the CBA regular season, Zhejiang rank 10th with a win-loss record of 14-14, while Fujian sit second from bottom at 6-22.
Also on Saturday, Xinjiang Flying Tigers center Tacko Fall was named CBA Defensive Player of the Month.
Standing 2.28m tall, Fall averaged 3.5 blocks and 7.4 defensive rebounds in January. With his huge frame protecting the rim, Xinjiang have managed to claw themselves back into the top eight, currently sitting seventh with a 17-11 record.
The CBA's third stage will resume on March 1, with games to be played on a home-and-away basis.
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