Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wu Tai-hao signs with Zhejiang: report


Taiwan Beer center Wu Tai-hao has signed a two-year contract with Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Apple Daily reported Wednesday.

Terms of the contract was not disclosed, but Zhejiang will reportedly pay Wu an annual salary between 1 to 1.5 million Chinese Yuan (US$155,000-232,000, NT$4.47-6.7 million), the report said.

Wu will play alongside his former TB teammate Lin Chih-chieh, who has played in China for two years.

As many as six CBA teams were trying to sign Wu since the 6-8 center announced this summer that he would seek an opportunity to play in China next season.

Wu is currently in China with Taiwan Beer for the Straits Cup tournament, which is being held in Zhejiang. However, he did not play in the tournament due to his knee injury.

Wu is scheduled to return to Taiwan with the team tomorrow before going to Zhejiang again next week. Wu and Lin will be back to Taiwan in the end of August and report to Taiwan NT training camp for the FIBA Asia Championship for Men, which will be held in Wuhan, Hubei, China in September.