Sun Minghui of Guangsha won the Trophy of the Most Valuable Player of the 2016-2017 season CBA ALl-Star Rookie Challenge held in Beijing as he had the team-high 17 points in Southern Rookie’ s 82-81 victory over the Northern Rookie.
The North had two three-pointers late in the fourth quarter while Sun Minghui stood out later with consecutive shots and a block. But the most impressive performance was his three-pointer which helped the South lead 82-81 with 15 seconds left on the clock. The Northern team had chances but Wang Hong passed the ball to the Southern opponents to cost his side the victory.
Sun Minghui continued to shine in the Dunk Contest permilinary round by combining 100 points with two dunks. His opponents in the final was Lai Junhao of Zhejiang and Leng Zhenduo from Tongxi. Sun Minghui then proceeded to score perfect 50’s in his two dunks in the finals to win the 2017 CBA Slam Dunk contest.