Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wu Dai-hao finishes first season at BYU-Hawaii

Former ETSN Antelope and NT player Wu Dai-hao finished his first season at BYU-Hawaii, which had a 14-11 season and failed to make the postseason.

For a player who's trying to get his first look at American basketball, Wu's overall performance as a freshman is OK. He started 14 of 24 games with a 23 minutes playing time average.

Wu averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.6 blks and 0.6 steals, also shooting 56% from the field, 30.4% on three-pointers and 75.4% from the free-throw line.

However, his 3.2 turnovers per game is way too many and he fouled out of three games and had been bothered by foul trouble all season long. And by coming off the bench in the second half of the season after starting every game in the first half, you know something was not going right.

Maybe we can argue that Wu is still getting used to American style of play. So let's see what happen next season when he had an year of experience under his belt and shoulder more responsibility after three seniors graduated.

One thing is for sure. Taiwanese basketball fans will still root for Wu even all they can do is reading the boxscores after the games.

BYU-Hawaii finished 6-6 in the Pacific West Conference of the NCAA Division II. It is 10-4 at home and 4-6 on the road.