CTBA announces 2003 Taiwan NT roster this morning. While the roster hasn't changed that much, Chen Hsin-an doesn't get his suspension lifted and becomes the most surprsing absentee. Without him, Taiwan NT's hope in this year's ABC Championship is very slim.
Chen Hsin-an left the national team prior to the Asian Games last year and went to Sacramento King's pre-season training camp. He was suspended in national team competition for the year of 2003 by CTBA national team committee.
Rumors say his suspension will be lifted early because CTBA wants to see better results in the ABC Championship. However it doesn't happen.
**15-man NT roster(Po. Name Ht./Wt. DOB Age Team)
C Tsun Wen-din 204/90 1984/7/6 19 Yulon
C Wu Chih-wei 202/94 1976/7/31 26 Yulon
G Chen Chih-chung 182/80 1977/3/2 26 Yulon
G Hong Chi-chao 187/78 1982/2/13 21 Yulon#
G Yen Hsin-shu 183/75 1976/9/8 26 BCC Mars
F Lee Chi-yi 198/88 1978/10/27 24 BCC Mars
G Chen Huei 185/85 1978/4/17 25 BCC Mars#
F/G Yang Che-yi 193/85 1976/10/2 26 BCC Mars#
G Yang Yu-ming 180/73 1979/10/22 23 Jutai Tech
C/F Wu Chih-yuan 200/77 1983/10/24 19 Taiwan Beer#
F Lin Chi-jay 192/88 1982/6/11 20 Taiwan Beer
F Tien Lei 202/86 1983/6/1 20 Dacin Construction
C Wu Dai-hao 202/100 1985/2/7 18 Dacin Construction
G Chiu Chi-yi 180/78 1975/10/6 27 Military
F Ho Sho-jen 195/88 1983/2/15 20 Bank of Taiwan
Head coach: Lee Chin-chi(Military)
Assistant coach: Chou Hai-jun(Mars)
Average Height: 192.3 Age: 22.6
# - First appearance in senior men's NT
Taiwan NT will head to United States Basketball Academy(Eugene, Oregon) for a two week training tour on June, 23. The 15-man roster will be cut down to 12 prior to the tournament, which will be held in Harbin, China in September.