Saturday, June 30, 2007

SBL local draft to be held July 20

Chang Tsun-hsien

The 2007 SBL Local Draft will be held on July 20 and the deadline for application will be at 5 p.m. July 13, SBL Committee announced.

Eligible applicants should be those who:

1. have never registered with and played for any SBL team.
2. played in HBL (high school basketball league), UBA (university basketball league) Division I or Division II with a high school diploma or are at least 18 years-old.
3. have never played in HBL or UBA but are recommended by a SBL team.

The order of the draft will be the reverse of the 2006-07 regular season standings, namely:

1. Bank of Taiwan
2. Azio Eagles
3. ETSN Antelopes
4. Dacin Tigers
5. Taiwan Beers
6. Videoland Hunters
7. Yulon Dinos

The draft process doesn't stop before all seven teams forgo their picks, the committee said.

Wu Min-hsien

Notable players expected in the draft include 191cm forward/guard Chang Tsun-hsien from Hsin-jun High School, HBL MVP Wu Min-hsien from Nan-shan High School, 194cm forward Wu Fong-cheng from Gao-yuan HS and 194cm forward Chen Yu-an from Nan-shan HS, and 197cm center Lee Jun-wei from Nan-shan HS.