Sunday, June 10, 2001

NT Will Not Change Roster

Taiwan NT head coach Chien Yi-fei insists on going to the ABC Championships with the same roster as East Asia Games, which Taiwan finished with silver. Chien says Taiwanese basketball needs the infusion of young blood and there will be no looking back in tranforming the veteran-laden NT into a brand new team.

Chien admits that bringing back veterans will make up the inexperience of the team. At the same time, he is also very impressed with Taiwan NT's energy, hustle and teamwork. Taiwan NT will begin practice on June 11 and head for Shanghai, China for the ABC Championships in late July.

■Current Taiwan NT Roster
PG - Yen Shin-shu, Chen Chih-chun
SG - Chiu Chi-yi, Yang Yu-min
SF - Chen Hsin-an, Chou Hong-yu, Ho Sho-jen
PF - Tien Lei, Wu Dai-hao, Lee Chi-yi
C - Wu Chi-wei, Tsun Wen-din