Thu, 21 Jan 2021

Zhu Songwei (1st R) of the Sichuan Blue Whales celebrates scoring during the 9th round match against the Beijing Ducks at the 2020-21 CBA league season in Zhuji, China, Nov. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Jiang Han)

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Sichuan Blue Whales small forward Zhu Songwei was named the Rising Star of the Month during the 2020-21 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season on Monday.

The fourth draft pick Zhu averaged 12.4 points, 2.4 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals in the CBA's first phase matches, scoring a career-high 20 points against the Shanghai Sharks on Oct. 22.

With a win-loss record of 5-6, Sichuan ranks 10th among 19 sides after the first phase. The league's second stage is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 2. ■

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