Friday, October 26, 2012

2012 Asian University Men's Basketball Championship roster (Part One)

Roster of Taiwan and China's Tianjin Polytechnic University not yet available.

Hong Kong
(No., Name, Position, DOB, School, Height, Weight)
4    潘嘉駿    Pun Ka Chun    前鋒    1990.4.30    香港理工大學    188cm    88kg
5    盧致誠    Lo Chi Shing    前鋒    1991.2.14    香港理工大學    188cm    84kg
6    李頌軒    Li Chung Hin    前鋒    1992.1.11    香港理工大學    182cm    76kg
7    莫家俊    Mok Ka Chun    中鋒    1988.5.28    香港理工大學    202cm    98kg
8    陳兆榮    Chan Siu Wing    後衛    1992.4.26    香港城市大學    185cm    70kg
9    李琪    Lee Ki    後衛    1987.10.16    香港教育學院    179cm    74kg
10    周家駒    Chow Ka Kui    後衛    1988.1.7    香港理工大學    182cm    90kg
11    連浩駿    Lin Ho Chun    前鋒    1990.10.21    香港城市大學    184cm    82kg
12    林凱光    Lam Hoi Kwong    前鋒    1989.4.28    香港理工大學    183cm    78kg
13    劉凱濤    Lau Hoi To    前鋒    1991.8.29    香港理工大學    200cm    90kg
14    張力允    Cheung Lik Wan    後衛    1989.8.18    香港理工大學    172cm    62kg
15    蔡龍德    Tsoi Lung Tak    中鋒    1988.12.12    香港城市大學    200cm    96kg
Coach:    Leung Tat Keung

2012 Asian University Men's Basketball Championship schedule

2012 AUB

Preliminary round
Oct. 30
15:00 Mongolia vs. Hong Kong
17:00 China vs. Korea
18:50 Opening ceremony
19:30 Taiwan vs. Philippines
Oct. 31
15:00 Mongolia vs. China
17:00 Philippines vs. Korea
19:00 Taiwan vs. Hong Kong
Nov. 1
15:00 Philippines vs. Mongolia
17:00 China vs. Hong Kong
19:00 Korea vs. Taiwan
Nov. 2
15:00 Hong Kong vs. Philippines
17:00  Mongolia vs. Korea
19:00 Taiwan vs. China
Nov. 3
14:00 Korea vs. Hong Kong
16:00 China vs. Philippines
18:00 Taiwan vs. Mongolia

Nov. 4
14:00 5/6 classification game
16:00 Bronze medal game
18:00 Championship game
Closing ceremony

All games played at Sinjhuang Stadium, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shanghai wins 2012 Straits Cup invitational


Shanghai Sharks defeated Pure Youth Construction 80-62 on Monday and won the four-team 2012 Straits Cup Invitational with a 3-0 record.

Shanghai only led by one at the half but limited PY to 9 points in the third period with the help of strong defense from Tseng Wen-ting, who had 5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals, and Zhang Zhaoxu, who tallied 15 points, 12 boards and 4 blocks.

Su Yi-chieh signs with Xinjiang

Local media reported that Su Yi-chieh, who played with Taiwan Mobile last season, has signed with China’s Xinjiang and became the sixth Taiwanese player to play in China next season.

Su tested with Xinjiang two years ago but did not sign with the team.

Xinjiang made the semifinal round in the Chinese pro league CBA last season.

The six Taiwanese players to play in China next year are Su, Lin Chih-chieh (Zhejiang), Tseng Wen-ting (Shanghai), Yang Ching-min (Shanxi), Lee Hsueh-lin (Beijing) and Hong Chih-shan (Dongguan).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

2012 Straits Cup: screen captures






2012 Straits Cup: Shanghai vs. Dacin highlights

Taiwan Mobile’s ambitious signing

Taiwan Mobile almost revamped its entire starting roster with the signing of four national team members and looked like a team capable of contending for the championship in the new season.

Wu Tai-hao, who played for China’s Zhejiang last season, signed with the ambitious team. Wu was followed by Ho Shou-cheng, Cheng Jen-wei and Chen Shih-nian.

Shanghai 2-0 in 2012 Straits Cup invitational

[Lin Chih-chieh, left. Tseng and Tien, right.]

Shanghai Sharks beat Zhejiang 58-53 on Saturday in the central Taiwan city of Taichung and led the four-team 2012 Straits Cup invitational tournament at 2-0.

Dacin Tigers defeated Pure Youth Construction 82-76 on the same day for a revenge of a 4-0 sweep by PY in the SBL Finals earlier this year.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Taiwan 4th place in FIBA Asia U18 women’s championship

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Taiwan U18 women’s NT lost to South Korea 61-42 in the bronze medal game of the 2012 FIBA Asia U18 Women’s Championship in Johor Bahru, Malaysia yesterday and failed to win a ticket to the World Championship.

Taiwan defeated South Korea 88-71 in its last preliminary game, but the team obviously was still in a slump yesterday after suffering a 113-55 defeat against Japan in the semifinal.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Asian University Men’s Basketball Championship to take place once again in Taiwan

2012 AUB

According to the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF), the 4th Asian University Men’s Basketball Championship (AUMBC) will be held during Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 in New Taipei City, Taiwan, the fourth time that Taiwan hosts this event since 2006, but for the first time in New Taipei City.

New Taipei City, with a population of 3.9 million, is located beside Taipei City. The venue will be Sinjhuang Stadium.

Chinese Taipei University Sports Federation (CTUSF), governing body of Taiwan’s collegiate sports, announced on Oct. 1 that the Taiwan NT will be coached by Lu Ching-shan, head coach of the defending UBA champion National Taiwan University of Art (NTUA).

Monday, September 24, 2012

Four Asian teams to meet in ABA Three Goodness Championship

Four teams from Taiwan, Japan, China and South Korea will meet in the ABA Three Goodness Championship which begins today in the southern city of Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan.

The invitational tournament is co-organized by former FIBA Asia chairman Cheng Man-ky of Hong Kong and Taiwan’s Fo Guang Shan, a Buddhism organization. All the games will be played at I-Shou University Gymnasium.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Taiwan finishes sixth place in 2012 Asia Cup


Taiwan missed two jumpers in the last 15 seconds that could have tied the game and lost to China 67-63 in the classification round on Saturday, finishing for the sixth place in the 2012 Asia Cup tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

Trailing 29-24 at the half and 49-47 at the end of the third quarter, Taiwan mounted the final comeback in the final period. Lee hsueh-lin’s three tied the game at 63-63 with 2:47 remaining before Zhao Tailong made a go-ahead jumper with 1:13 remaining.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Taiwan to meet China for fifth place

Taiwan beat Uzbekistan 86-70 in the classification round on Friday and set up a clash with China for the fifth place of the 2012 FIBA Asia Cup tournament at Tokyo, Japan.

China defeated Lebanon 78-63 in the other matchup. Uzbekistan and Lebanon will play off for the seventh place.

Chen Shih-chieh led Taiwan with 13 points and Lee Hsueh-lin had 12. Tseng Wen-ting, Tien Lei and Lu Cheng-ju scored 10 apiece.

Aleksandr Kozlov led Uzbekistan with  21 points.

Lin Yu-ting leads Taiwan U-18 women’s NT in Malaysia

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With experiences at the U16 and U18 Asian championship as well as the U19 World Championship, 180cm versatile forward Lin Yu-ting will be Taiwan NT’s leader at the FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women at Johor Baru, Malaysia.

Lin will be one of the few players who was able to participate in two U18 Asia events because she made the NT roster at a very young age.

And her goal would be the same -- making the medal round and win an opportunity for a berth in the World Championship in Lithuania next year.

Taiwan lost to Philippines in Asia Cup quarterfinal


Taiwan lost to the Philippines 75-68 on Thursday in the quarterfinal game of the 2012 FIBA Asia Cup at Tokyo, Japan and will have to play in the classification round for 5-8 placings.

It is scheduled to meet Uzbekistan today.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Taiwan NT final roster for 2012 Asia Cup


No.    Given Name    Family Name    DOB    Ht.(cms)    Wt.(kgs)    Pos.
4    I-Chieh    Su    28/01/1987    182    78    PG
5    Tai-Hao    Wu    07/02/1985    203    100    PG
6    Hsueh-Lin    Lee    21/01/1984    176    75    PG
7    Chia-En    Mao    16/11/1982    196    90    F
8    Shih-Chieh    Chen    24/09/1984    175    73    PF
9    Wen-Ting    Tseng    06/07/1984    203    95    C
10    Tsung-Hien    Chang    27/12/1988    192    86    SG
11    Hsin-An    Chen    01/07/1980    196    90    G/F
12    Chih-Chieh    Lin    11/06/1982    192    95    SF
13    Cheng-Ju    Lu    13/04/1986    194    88    SF
14    Lei    Tien    01/06/1983    202    98    PF
15    Douglas    Creighton    07/03/1985    197    92    PF

Tien Lei's game-winning alley-oop dunk against Qatar

Taiwan beat Qatar on Tien’s buzzer-beating dunk


Tien Lei made a tie-breaking alley-oop dunk with 1.4 seconds left as Taiwan beat Qatar 75-73 in its last preliminary game on Tuesday in the 2012 FIBA Asia Cup tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

With 1.4 seconds left, Taiwan NT came out of a timeout and executed a near perfect set play by head coach Hsu Chin-tse for the surprising win.

Tien came off a backdoor screen by point guard Chen Shih-chieh, who missed both free-throws earlier and missed an opportunity to take a two-point lead, took off toward the basket and took an inbound pass from Lin Chih-chieh for the game-winning alley-oop dunk.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Taiwan lost to Iran but made Asia Cup quarterfinal


Taiwan lost to Iran 71-63 yesterday in Tokyo, Japan and fell to 1-2 in the preliminary round of the 2012 Asia Cup but clinched a quarterfinal berth after India finishing the round with four losses.

Four of the five teams in the Group A and B will make the quarterfinal, which mean Macau and India, each with a 0-4 record, will be eliminated.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Taiwan 1-1 after two games in Asia Cup


Taiwan NT beat India 113-88 on Sunday after suffering an opening setback against host Japan on Saturday and is now 1-1 after two games in the 2012 FIBA Asia Cup tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

Jet Chang led Taiwan with 20 points, making four of five from the three-point range, in the India game. Tien Lei added 12 points.

Indian center Amritpal Singh paced his team with 22 points.

However, Taiwan head coach Hsu Chin-tse was not impressed with Taiwan’s defense, which was also why the team dropped its opening game 90-78 to Japan.

J.R. Henderson led Japan with 19 points and 10 rebounds as host Japan led from start to finish on Saturday for a revenge of a 25-point loss against Taiwan in the Jones Cup tournament.

Tien Lei led Taiwan with 19 points and seven boards and Tseng Wen-ting added 15 and 6.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Straits Cup tournament to be held in Taipei


The 2012 Straits Cup basketball tournament will take place from Oct. 12-14 in Taipei and the central city of Taichung with four teams from Taiwan and China competing in the annual cross-strait tourney.

Shanghai Dongfang Sharks, Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank of the Chinese pro league CBA will match up against a pair of home teams -- defending SBL champion Pure Youth Construction and Dacin Tigers, the runner-up last season -- in the three-day tourney.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2012 Jones Cup Men final day photos


Philippines vs. UPG (US)



2012 Jones Cup Men Final Day results

Boxcores in .png format available for download at

Iran 87-74 Jordan
Japan 89-70 Lebanon
Philippines 76-75 UPG (US)
Taiwan 77-72 KGC (Korea)

Final Standings:
1. Philippines 7-1
2. Iran 6-2
3. UPG (US) 5-3
4. Taiwan 5-3
5. KGC (South Korea) 5-3
6. Japan 3-5
7. Lebanon 3-5
8. Jordan 2-6
9. Taiwan B 0-8

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Philippines beat UPG for Jones Cup gold

L.A. Tenerio made a go-ahead and winning jumper with 20 seconds left as the Philippines rallied in the second half to beat UPG 76-75 and clinch its first William Jones Cup tournament title in 14 years.

The Philippines outscored the Americans 25-16 in the final period and 53-41 in the second half, with the competition became a see-saw game since the latter half of the third period and both teams traded baskets until the last minute.

The Philippines won the tourney with a 7-1 record, dropping the only game to Lebanon. UPG finished with 5-3.

The Philippines last won the Jones Cup in 1998, when the Centennial Team took home its third Jones Cup title.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

2012 Jones Cup Men: Philippines vs. Taiwan news clip

2012 Jones Cup Men Day 8 photos



2012 Jones Cup Men Day 8 results

Boxcores in .png format available for download at

Lebanon 70-67 UPG (US)
Philippines 76-72 Taiwan
KGC (Korea) 82-73 Iran
Jordan 85-71 Taiwan B

Philippines 6-1
UPG (US) 5-2
Iran 5-2
KGC (South Korea) 5-2
Taiwan 4-3
Lebanon 3-4
Japan 2-5
Jordan 2-5
Taiwan B 0-8

2012 Jones Cup Men Day 7 results

Boxcores in .png format available for download at

UPG (US) 77-66 Jordan
Philippines 77-75 Iran
KGC (Korea) 84-62 Japan
Taiwan 84-66 Taiwan B

Iran 5-1
Philippines 5-1
UPG (US) 5-1
Taiwan 4-2
KGC (South Korea) 4-2
Japan 2-5
Lebanon 2-4
Jordan 1-5
Taiwan B 0-7

Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 Jones Cup Day 6 photos

KGC, Korea vs. Jordan

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2012 Jones Cup Men Day 6 results

Boxcores in .png format available for download at

UPG (US) 95-73 Japan
Lebanon 91-71 Philippines
KGC (Korea) 105-84 Jordan
Iran 83-71 Taiwan B

Iran 5-0
Philippines 4-1
UPG (US) 4-1
Taiwan 3-2
KGC (South Korea) 3-2
Japan 2-4
Lebanon 2-4
Jordan 1-4
Taiwan B 0-6

Thursday, August 23, 2012

2012 Jones Cup Men Day 5 results

Boxcores in .png format available for download at

Iran 97-89 (2OT) UPG (US)
Lebanon 88-67 Taiwan B
Philippines 88-84 Japan
Taiwan 85-63 Jordan

Iran 4-0
Philippines 4-0
UPG (US) 3-1
Taiwan 3-2
KGC (South Korea) 2-2
Japan 2-3
Jordan 1-3
Lebanon 1-4
Taiwan B 0-5

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Jones Cup Men Day 4 photo

Chen Che-yu (L), Chen Kuan-chuan, Taiwan B

James Justice, US (L); Sung Yu-hsuan, Taiwan B

2012 Jones Cup Men Day 4 results

Boxcores in .png format available for download at

UPG (US) 126-71 Taiwan B
Philippines 82-79 KGC (South Korea)
Japan 84-83 Jordan
Taiwan 81-74 Lebanon

Iran 3-0
Philippines 3-0
UPG (US) 3-0
KGC (South Korea) 2-2
Taiwan 2-2
Japan 2-2
Jordan 1-2
Lebanon 0-4
Taiwan B 0-4

Monday, August 20, 2012

2012 Jones Cup Men Day 3 results

Boxcores in .png format available for download at

Japan 85-80 Taiwan B
Jordan 87-68 Lebanon
UPG (US) 84-75 KGC (South Korea)
Iran 75-64 Taiwan

Iran 3-0
Philippines 2-0
UPG (US) 2-0
KGC (South Korea) 2-1
Jordan 1-1
Taiwan 1-2
Japan 1-2
Lebanon 0-3
Taiwan B 0-3

Sunday, August 19, 2012

2012 Jones Cup Men boxscores download

Due to the technical problems many readers encountered -- not being able to access the CTBA's Jones Cup website, I have managed to upload the screen captures of all boxscores in the first two days to the link below. I hope this helps those who are having problem with viewing the webpages.

About the Jones Cup links

I have received many emails inquiring about the Jones Cup links I posted on the blog, which many people said are not working. In fact, I have no idea what happened to the CTBA's Jones Cup website because those links work for me in Taiwan all the time despite the site would be down once in a while.

2012 Jones Cup Men Day 2 results

Iran's Samad Bahrami scored a tournament-high 32 points.

KGC (South Korea) 94-78 Lebanon
Philippines 99-68 Taiwan B
Iran 71-59 Japan
UPG (US) 100-77 Taiwan

Iran 2-0
KGC (South Korea) 2-0
Philippines 2-0
UPG (US) 1-0
Taiwan 1-1
Taiwan B 0-2
Jordan 0-1
Japan 0-2
Lebanon 0-2

(Photos: CTBA)

2012 Jones Cup Men Day 1 results

Iran 89-74 Lebanon
Korea KGC 109-83 Taiwan B
Philippines 98-88 Jordan
Taiwan 82-57 Japan

Iran 1-0
Korea 1-0
Taiwan 1-0
Philippines 1-0
Taiwan B 0-1
Japan 0-1
Jordan 0-1
Lebanon 0-1
US Select 0-0

Saturday, August 18, 2012

About the 2012 Jones Cup men's competition

I'm afraid that I won't have much time covering the event game-by-game and day-by-day due to my day job. I post these links below for fans and writers who are interested in the tourney. Please check them out. In the boxscores, you may have to identify who is who from their jersey numbers since the CTBA does not put players' English names in the boxscores.

Game schedules
Team Rosters

2012 William Jones Cup Game Schedule

August 18 Saturday
1300 IRI - LIB
1500 KOR - Taiwan-B
1700 PHI - JOR
1900 Opening Ceremony
1930 Taiwan - JPN

2012 Jones Cup men's roster

R.O.C - A  Men’s Basketball Team

背號NO.     姓名Name    出生日期D.O.B    身 高Height    體 重Weight
1    田  壘  TIEN Lei     1983-06-01    202    104
4    蘇翊傑  SU  I-Chieh     1987-01-28    180    70
6    李學林  LEE Hsueh-Lin     1984-01-31    176    75
8    陳世杰  CHEN Shih-Chieh     1985-09-24    176    78
10    劉  錚  LIU Cheng     1990-11-24    192    80
11    陳信安  CHEN Hsin-An     1980-07-01    195    90
12    林志傑  LIN Chih-Chieh     1982-06-11    192    95
14    林宜輝   LIN Yi-Huei     1986-03-24    193    100
17    簡嘉宏  CHIEN Chia-Hung     1987-03-06    197    108
21    簡  浩  Creighton Douglas     1985-03-07    197    90
22    呂政儒  LU Cheng-Ju     1986-04-13    194    88
23    張宗憲  CHANG Tsung-Hsien     1988-12-27    192    86
31    毛加恩  MAO Chia-En     1982-11-16    195    93
52    李德威  LEE Te-Wei     1991-10-15    200    98
63    許致強  HSU hih-Chiang     1982-10-30    196    96
66    吳岱豪  WU Tai-Hao     1985-02-07    203    100
76    曾文鼎  TSENG Wen-Ting     1984-07-06    202    90
平    均Average       
領    隊 Head of Delegation:沈會承
總 教 練 Head Coach: 許晉哲
助理教練 Assistant Coach:麥班達(Ben Metcalf)、李伯倫

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Schedule of Games for Prelim Round announced: 4th FIBA Asia Cup


via FIBA Asia

TOKYO, Japan (4th FIBA Asia Cup): The schedule of games for the Preliminary Round competition at the 4th FIBA Asia Cup to be played in Tokyo (Japan) from Sept 14-22 has been announced.

Reigning FIBA Asia champions China take on SEABA champions Philippines with hosts Japan lining up against the winners of the inaugural edition of this event – when it was known as the FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup – Qatar are the top draws of the opening day of the competition on Sept 14.

Defending champions of this event Lebanon meet Macau and former twice FIBA Asia championship winners Iran match wits with SABA’s India to complete the fare for the opening day.

Schedule of Games for Prelim Round announced: 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship


via FIBA Asia

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship): The schedule of games for the Preliminary Round competition at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship to be played in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) from Aug 17-26 has been announced.

Nine-time gold medalists and defending champions China will open their campaign against Hong Kong with Korea, the silver medalists of the last edition at the 21st FIBA Asia Championship at Sana’A (Yemen) two years ago lining up against fellow East Asian team and archrivals Japan on the opening day of the competition.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Team USA for 2012 William Jones Cup


According to, the roster of a US team for the Jones Cup has been announced.