Monday, August 30, 2004

Taiwan placed in tough group in Asia U-18 Championship

Taiwan got a tough draw in the 2004 Asian U-18 Men’s Championship as it is placed in the same group with Iran, Japan and Kyrgyzstan. The tournament will be held in Bengalore, India from September 13-22.

This year’s junior class for Taiwan is weaker than previous year. Hopefully, the backcourt combination of Su Yi-chieh and Hsu Yi-hsiu will lead the team to a higher ground. Su and Hsu both played in adidas All-Asia Camp in Shanghai, China this year, made the All-Tourney team and received good reviews.

Taiwan finished for 6th-place in the 2002 Asian U-18 Championship held in Kuwait. The Junior national team was also coached by Hsu Chin-che.

Host nation India surely has the upper hand in the draw, where it is placed in the weakest Group D with Qatar, Hong Kong and Yemen.

Group A: China, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia
Gorup B: Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Taiwan
Gorup C: South Korea, Philippines, Kuwait, Lebanon
Group D: Qatar, Hong Kong, India, Yemen

Name, Height, Position, School, DOB
Yen Cheng-hong, 197cm, C, San-min HS, 1986/2/5
Jian Jia-hong, 196cm, C, Tsai-shin HS, 1987/3/6
Cheng Jen-wei, 192cm, PF/SF, Nan-shan HS, 1987/4/6
Lin Yi-huei, 192cm, SF, Chiang-shu HS, 1986/3/24
Su Yi-chieh, 181cm, PG, Chiang-shu HS, 1987/1/28
Hsu Yi-hsiu , 180cm, SG, Song-shan HS, 1986/1/13
Lin Chun-chin, 185cm, SF/SG, An-le HS, 1986/4/22
Hong Yin-che, 200cm, C, Chiang-shu HS, 1986/1/6
Zo Tsun-kai, 188cm, SG/SF, Tsai-shin HS, 1986/9/15
Liu Jui-shen, 172cm, PG, Nan-shan HS, 1986/7/29
Lu Cheng-ju, 194cm, SF, Tsai-shin HS, 1986/4/13
Chang Yu-lin, 190cm, SF, San-min HS, 1986/1/16

Head Coach: Hsu Chin-che (Tsai-shin HS)