Tuesday, December 21, 1999

Imports Set in Millennium Series

Import players of all CBA teams in the upcoming "Millennium Series" is all set. As expected, Hong-kuo brought back its former player Rex Manu but failed to re-sign Joe Temple. Mars signed 6-5 highflying Brian Reese, who played with Yulon in 97-98. Yulon failed to sign former Dacin Tiger Mark Atkins, who's playing in IBA right now. Instead, they brought back yet another former Dino, 6-5 Emmett Hall(South Carolina). 6-3 Johnny Rhodes is also back with his former team, Hong-fu Rams, while 6-8 Von Bennett reunited with Dacin Tigers once again. Luckipar Panthers signed 6-8 Mario Lucas(Maryland), who last played in China.

CBA teams submitted their rosters to the league office last Saturday. What's strange is they sign many players from universities and loan players from A-League. Plus, the tournament plays international rules. All in all, this really does not look like a PRO GAME. In the meantime, almost 90% of the college players also play with A-League teams. That, once again, tells you why local observers are not optmistic about the league's re-structure and how chaotic Taiwanese basketball scene is.

Complete Team Rosters in MILLENNIUM SERIES
(Name, Height, Notes)

Chou Jun-San 175
Chang Chi-How 188
Liu Yi-Shan 200
Chiu Ter-Chih 190
Lo Shin-Liang 182
Huang Chun-Shiung 200
Chang Ya-Tang 190
Soong Jay 190
Chou Jun-Shiung 175
Rex Manu 203 Import
O-Yang Jin-Hung 190 College player
Yang Shih-How 190 College player
Lee Bo-Lun 190 College player
Lee Fung-Yun 198 Loan from A-League
Lo Cheng-Kun 197 Loan from A-League
Headcoach:Chiu Da-Zong

Matt Bryant 190 Will play as local player
Yen Hsin-Shu 182
Chou Hai-Jung 190
Wang Li-Bin 200
Lin Jeng-Da 193
Cheng Tser-Ming 200
San Mao-Sun 193
Huang Kuan-Lun 193
Lee Chi-Yi 197
Brian Reese 195 Import
Soong Tao 209 Signed from Yulon
Lin Kao-Shiung 182 Signed from Dacin
Headcoach:Chun Chi-Mun

Kuo Tien-Lung 185
Chou Hung-Yu 195
Lin Jiang-Ping 170
Tsai Fu-Tsai 188
Chiu Zong-Chih 197
Dong-Fang Che-Ter 190
Lee Yung-Kuang 175
Wu Chih-Wei 200
Emmett Hall 195 Import
Chiu Chih-Yi 180
Chen Hsin-An 194
Wei Yung-Tai 193 Loan from A-League
Huang Cheng-Jin 190 Loan from A-League
Huang Bao-Tse 182 College player
Lin Ming-Sian 184 College player
Chien Wei-Cheng 178 College player
Shi Wei-Guang -- College player
Headcoach:Chien Yi-Fei

Chen Chi-Chun 182
Yang Chi-How 175
Hung Chan-Chin 190
Hsu Yung-Yi 190
Sun Kuo-Chan 196
Lai Kuo-Hung 197
Lin Shin-Hua 198
Mario Lucas 203 Import
Chang Chi-Fung 182 Loan from A-League
Yang Yu-Min 182 Loan from A-League
Wu Cheng-Dao -- College player
Wang Han-Chian -- College player
Chun Shiao-Tse 193 Loan from A-League
Headcoach:Jack Mai

Chu Chih-Chin 198
Lee Yung-Shian 190
Wu Shian-Cheng 188
Shiung Jen-Chun 190
Ma Chao-Min 180
Ker Chian-Tse 190
Chen Wen-Zong 188
Johnny Rhodes 193 Import
Shan Wei-Fang 195 College player
Lin Tser-Wei 197 College player
Liao Wei-Chen 195 Loan from A-League
Lan Chih-Min 185 Signed from Luckipar
Headcoach:Hu Tsai-Lin

Hung Yi-Chun 185
Yang Yi-Fung 188
Chen Jian-Hun 190
Chen Shun-Lung 188
Von Bennett 203 Import
Huang Chi-Tsai -- College player
Huang Fong-Min 190 College player
Lo Da-Wei -- College player
Ju Yung-Hong -- College player
Chou Ben-Tang -- College player
Wang Yi-Jen 195 College player
Lin Jia-Shen 190 Loan from A-League
Chen Jun-Jay 182 Signed from Yulon
Lin Yu-Shu 193 Signed from Hong-fu
Headcoach:Cheng Kong-Hee