Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wu Dai-hao starts sophomore year at BYUH

Wu Dai-hao, who was named conference freshman of the year last year, started his sophomore year at BYU-Hawaii (Div-II) with a bang and led BYUH to a 4-0 record.

Wu had 22 points (6-8 FG, 10-12 FT), 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals in the season opening game. He is averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 points, 3.5 assists and 2.8 blocks for the season, also shooting 61.6 percent from the field and 86.4 percent at the free-throw line.

The 6-9, 232-pounder spent last season mostly learning the American basketball and adjusting to the environment. As BYUH lost its key players to graduation, Wu is expected to play an even important role this season at the forward and center spot.

Plagued by foul troubles all season long last year, Wu will have to improve his defensive judgement this year as he has no problem scoring in Division II basketball.

Last season his minutes and role on the team suffered due to foul troubles. After starting the season as a starter, Wu mostly came off the bench during the second half of the last season.