Friday, May 24, 2002

2002 Taiwan NT Preliminary Roster

Total:17(Will cut to 14 players at later date)

Chen Hsin-an, 195cm, Yulon
Tien Lei, 202cm, Dacin
Ho Sho-jen, 195cm, Bank of Taiwan

Chou Hong-yu, 195cm, Yulon
Lee Chi-yi, 197cm, BCC Mars
Lee Fong-yong, 197cm, Dacin

Tsun Wen-din, 204cm, Yulon
Wu Chih-wei, 202cm, Yulon
Wu Jun-hsiung, 197cm, Taiwan Beer
Wu Dai-hao, 201cm, Tsai-shin HS

Yang Yu-min, 180cm, Jutai Tech
Chiu Chi-yi, 180cm, Military
Chang Chi-feng, 182cm, Dacin
Chou Shih-yuan, 190cm, Yulon

Yen Shin-shu, 182cm, BCC Mars
Chen Chih-chung, 182cm, Military
Lee Chih-ming, 175cm, Yulon

Head Coach: Chien Yi-fei, Yulon
Assistant: Lee Yun-kwang, Yulon

**Lee Fong-yong and Chang Chi-feng have decided to play for money and voluntarily dropeed out of the national team. They will play for Beijing Aoshen in China's Division B, which starts on June 15.

That cuts the roster number down to 15. But it's a decision that puzzles me. Lee and Chang worked hard all year and make the NT roster for the first time in their career. But now they will play for money instead of fighting for roster spots on the national team.

**Yen Shin-shu injured his back and waist in Mars' China tour a couple days ago. His condition is unclear. But NT coaching staff believes he will be back with the team, considering Yen's competitive nature.