Monday, August 29, 2011

Taiwan finishes 4th in 2011 FIBA Asia Championship for Women


Taiwan women's NT lost to Japan on Sunday for the second straight time by a large margin in the same tournament after a 83-56 loss kicked them out of the podium finish in the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship for Women and the qualifying tournament of the 2012 London Olympics.

Losing to Japan by 27 in the preliminary round, Taiwan still couldn't keep up with the Japanese in the bronze medal game, scoring only 10 points in the first quarter and 9 in the second.

Photos: Derrick Rose Taiwan tour

A couple of photos from the wire news agencies.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

NBA MVP Derrick Rose concludes Taiwan tour

Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls finished his two-day trip to Taiwan today.

Take a look at the following videos. The first one was Rose's interview with Videoland TV. The English efficiency of the host was less than desired and the questions he posed were…urghh…You know.

But I like the second video in which you can see Rose played with hand puppets, one of Taiwan's best known traditional folk arts.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Yet another player leaves KKL


Forward Chang Jung-hsuan, who was listed on the 24-man roster of the Taiwan NT this year before being cut, has been released by Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (KKL), the team said in a press release.

Local media reported that the 1.90-meter forward, who won the SBL's Most Improved Player award last season, will sign with Taiwan Mobile.

2011 WUG: Taiwan women's basketball wins silver medal


Well, OK, this is not new. It happened last week. But I didn't have time blogging. Taiwan women's NT lost to the US 101-66 in the gold medal game of the 2011 World University Game in Shenzhen, China. However, it was the best finish and the first medal ever for Taiwan in the games.

The medal is also Taiwan's first medal at major international competitions on any level, men or women.

Taiwan women's NT to meet Korea in Asian Championship semifinals


Taiwan (2-3) is scheduled to meet top seed Korea (5-0) in the semifinal of the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship for Women tonight at Omura, Japan.

Taiwan lost 69-67 to Korea in the final game of the preliminary round.

China will meet Japan in the other semifinal game.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Taiwan basketball notes

chen hsin-an 2011 jones cup

Chen Hsin-an to sign with PY?
Chen Hsin-an
, 31, reportedly will return to Taiwan and sign with Pure Youth after spending the last two years in China with Dongguan.

Chen has finished his two-year contract with Dongguan, where his playing time was limited due to injury and other reasons. According to the United Daily News, Dacin Tigers is also trying to sign Chen, but Chen has not reached a final decision on his future, saying that he wants to focus on the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship for Men right now.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2011 Jones Cup videos: Iran wins championship

Interview of Iranian center Hamed Haddadi

Monday, August 15, 2011

Taiwan NT 15-man roster for Asian Championship confirmed: report


Taiwan head coach Chou Jun-san made the final cut right after the conclusion of the 2011 William Jones Cup with the 15-man roster for the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship for Men set, local newspaper Liberty Times reported.

Little-used point guard Hung Chih-shan of Pure Youth and young and inexperienced Chou Yi-hsiang were cut as well as Doug Creighton, who was reportedly unable to participate in the Asian Championship due to family business, the report quoted Chou as saying.

Iran goes three in a row in William Jones Cup


Title game: Iran 66-59 Korea
Iran defeated Korea 66-59 in the title game of the 2011 William Jones Cup tournament Sunday to win its third straight title at the annual invitational tournament.

Iranian center Hamed Haddadi of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies followed his semifinal outburst of 36 points, 8 rebounds and five blocks against the Philippines with another brilliant outing, collecting 35 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks against the Koreans in the title game.

Haddadi outplayed former NBA center Ha Seung-jin, who had four points and 8 boards before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Haddadi's strong showing quickly forced Korean center Kim Joo-sung to another disqualification.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

2011 William Jones Cup: boxscores

I'm sorry for not writing reports about the Jones Cup for the past couple of days. I was to busy with my day job.

People asked me about the boxscores of the tournament. Here they are. You should be able to tell which team is which and the names of the players.

By the way, Iran just completed the three-peat, beating South Korea 66-59 in the title game.

Playoff round boxscores
Preliminary round boxscores

Saturday, August 13, 2011

2011 Jones Cup preliminary round standing

1. Korea 6-1
2. Philippines 5-2
3. Iran 5-2
4. Taiwan 4-3
5. Jordan 4-3
6. Japan 3-4
7. Malaysia 1-6
8. UAE 0-7

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 5: Taiwan survives UAE scare

Taiwan 92-87 UAE (32-40)
TWN: Jet Chang 24, Chen Shun-hsiang 15, Lu Cheng-ju 14, Tseng Wen-ting 5+5+5blk
UAE: I. Ahmad 21+4s, R.A. Zaabi 20, M. Al Braiki 15


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Taiwan vs. Philippines highlight

Taiwan vs. Philippines Aug. 7, 2011

Day 4 results

Korea 4-0
Jordan 3-1
Philippines 3-1
Taiwan 3-1
Iran 2-2
Japan 1-3
Malaysia 0-4
UAE 0-4

Monday, August 08, 2011

Day 3: Taiwan 104-54 Malaysia


Jordan 3-0
Korea 3-0
Philippines 2-1
Taiwan 2-1
Iran 1-2
Japan 1-2
Malaysia 0-3
UAE 0-3

Day 3 results

Japan 92-85 UAE



Sunday, August 07, 2011

Day 2: Philippines silence clueless Taiwan

[Tseng Wen-ting vs. Marcus Douthit]

If this tournament is the Asian Championship, Taiwan is in deep trouble. Fortunately, it's not.

The Philippines outplayed host Taiwan on both ends of the court from start to finish, scoring a 90-78 convincing victory on Taiwan's home turf behind support of hundreds of passionate Filipino fans -- as usual -- Sunday night.

Taiwan's closest neighbor to the south is now tied 2-0 with Jordan and Korea after two days.

Day 2: Jordan, Korea, Iran cruise

Jordan 93-63 Malaysia
JOR: Z.A. Abbas 21+7, O. Daghles 17+4a+5s
MY: Li Wei Chee 13, Shee Fai Loh 12

O. Daghles, Jordan

Day 1: Philippines upset two-time defending champ Iran

菲律賓9號阿奇拉(右) 伊朗12號卡杜斯特(左)

Led by naturalized Marcus Douthit, who had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Philippines upset two-time defending champion Iran Saturday in the opening day of the 2011 William Jones Cup invitational tournament in Taipei.

Philippines NT was more prepared against Iran, who came to Taipei without one of its key players Samad Nikkhah. According to Iranian head coach Veselin Matic, Hamed Ehadadi did not practice much with the team before arriving in Taiwan.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Hsu Chih-chao named KKL new head coach

coach4Former Dacin Tigers assistant coach Hsu Chih-chao has been named head coach of the Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor, the team announced.

Hsu, 37, spent his entire career as a player or a coach in Dacin.

The young coach said that he will make KKL a "balanced" team on both ends of the court. KKL averaged 82.6 points per game last season but also surrender 88.6 points per game, highest among seven SBL teams.

The announcement, however, contradicts a previous report saying that Huang Bao-tse will be the team's new head coach next year. A local media reported that Huang was hired as an assistant rather a head coach.

2011 SBL coaches

Name     Team     DOB     W-L (Year)
Chiu Chi-yi     Yulon     1975.10.6     0-0 (2011-)
Yen Chia-hua     TB     1954.6.26     143-91 (2003-2011)
Chia Fan     TM     1975.2.3     0-0 (2011-)
Hsu Chin-tse     PY     1973.4.27     72-78 (2006-2011)
Lai Liang-chung     BOT     1960.8.13     26-93 (2007-2011)
Hsu Chih-chao     KKL     1974.5.1     0-0 (2011-)
Chiu Ta-tsun     Dacin     1964.7.1     87-63 (2006-2011)

2011 Jones Cup women's competition concludes

Taiwan defeated Korea's Samsung club team 73-50 Thursday in the final game to win the 2011 William Jones Cup tournament women's competition with an undefeated record (4-0).

The title was Taiwan's seventh in tourney history.

In the other game of the night, Japan routed India 98-62 to finish as runner-up with 3-1.

South Africa withdraws from 2011 Jones Cup

South Africa national team has withdrawn from the 2011 William Jones Cup tournament due to funding problems, the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association announced Thursday.

After the withdrawal, the entire tourney has been re-scheduled. A playoff round will be added after the eight-team single round robin preliminary round. The schedule is listed as follows:

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Taiwan women's NT wins 2011 Jones Cup

[Liu Chun-yi, Taiwan NT]

Taiwan women's NT defeated the other home team, the World University Games national team, 77-59 Wednesday night to clinch the 2011 William Jones Cup tournament with one game left to play.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Taiwan finishes eleventh in Chile

2011 Chile U19 Woman

Led by Lin Yu-ting's 15, Taiwan placed five scorers in double-digit and defeated host Chile for the second time in the tournament to finish 11th  place in the 2011 FIBA World U19 Championship for Women.

While the 11th place is not something to brag about, it is already Taiwan's best finish in the tourney. Taiwan was winless in its first appearance in 1993. This year it had a 3-5 record in Chile.