Saturday, June 28, 2003

Taiwanese NT for World University Games

Led by Chen Hsin-an, who graduated from college earlier this year, Taiwanese WUG NT opened its training camp on June 26th in suburban Taipei, looking for its first ever appearance in the World University Games.

Chen was suspended for an year on the senior NT level, after he withdrew from the national team last year and went to NBA's Sacramento pre-season training camp. But Chen is still qualified to play for the WUG NT. There are 15 players on the preliminary roster, which will be cut down to 12 prior to the games, which will be held in Daegu, Korea in late August.

Taiwanese WUG NT 15-man roster:(college, A-League team)

F Chen Hsin-an(TPEC, Yulon); Chang Chih-feng(TPEC, Dacin); Chou Shih-yuan(TPEC, Yulon); Wu Cheng-dao(NTCPE, Jutai); Lin Che-li(Chen-chi Univ., Jutai)

G Hsu Hao-cheng(TPEC, Bank of Taiwan); O-Yang Jin-hen(NTUA, Jutai); Lee Chih-ming(TPEC, Yulon); Chen Shih-nian(TPEC, Taiwan Beer); Jian Ming-fu(CCU, Military)

C Chou Hong-yu(NTCPE-Linko, Yulon); Lee Fong-yong(TPEC, Dacin); Cheng An-jay(CCU, Mars); Ha Xiao-yuan(NTUA, Jutai); Wu Yang-huei(NTUA, Taiwan Beer)

Head Coach: Lee Yun-kwang
Assistants: Dong-fan Che-ter, Chiu Tsung-chih

Actually, Taiwan can send an even stronger team to the WUG. But a couple of top college players were not available since they were selected to the senior NT, which is preparing for the upcoming Asian Championship.

Taiwan is placed in the same group with Yugoslavia(Serbia and Montenegro), Greece and Mexico.