CTBA announced two national team rosters today. While there’s not any surprise in the player rosters, Dacin head coach Liu Jia-fa is named for NT head coach for the first time.
Liu Jia-fa, 35, will lead Chinese Taipei White team, comprised of players from Yulon, Dacin and bank of Taiwan, in the 26th Jones Cup. He will also be named as the head coach for U-20 NT, which will participate in the Asian U-20 Championship in Tehran, Iran in the summer.
Chinese Taipei Blue team will be coached by SINA head coach Hu Tsai-lin. The team is consisted of players from SINA, Mars, Taiwan Beer and Jutai Tech.
There will be 10 teams in the Jones Cup men’s competition this year, including two host teams and teams from Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Germany, Canada, Russia and Qatar.
As far as I know, Japan will send its U-24 NT to Taiwan, while Perth Wildcats from Australia’s NBL is invited to come. Qatar will send its NT.
Chinese Taipei Blue Team
F – Huang Chun-hsiung(SINA), Lee Chi-yi(Mars), Lin Ch-jay(Taiwan Beer), Yang Che-yi(Mars), Wu Chih-yuan(Taiwan Beer)
G – Chou Jun-san(SINA), Chen Huei(Mars), Chen Shi-nian(Taiwan Beer), Lo Shin-liang(SINA), Yang Yu-min(Jutai)
C- Liu Yi-hsiang(SINA), Wu Dai-hao(Jutai)
Head coach – Hu Tsai-lin(SINA)
Assistant – Chou Hai-jung(Mars)
Chinese Taipei White Team
F – Chen Hsin-an(Yulon), Tien Lei(Dacin), Lee Fong-yong(Dacin), Yang Chin-ming(Bank of Taiwan), Ju Yong-hong(Bank of Taiwan)
G – Hsu Hao-cheng(Bank of Taiwan), Lee Chih-ming(Yulon), Huang Chih-chun(Dacin), Chou Shih-yuan(Yulon), Chang Chi-feng(Dacin)
C – Wu Chih-yuan(Yulon), Tsun Wen-din(Yulon)
Head coach – Liu Jia-fa(Dacin)
Assistant – Wei Chen-ming(Bank of Taiwan)
Notable players who are not selected are Chen Chih-chun and Yen Shin-shu, both of whom used to be a national team starting PG. Chen Chih-chun, who had an ankle surgery and will miss the action for a while, and Yen Shin-shu, who opted to go in the show business as an entertainer.