Saturday, July 28, 2012

Taiwanese basketball pays tribute to late South Korean coach


Taiwanese basketball circles were shocked at the news that Chung Kwon-suk, who led Taiwan NT to the fifth place in 2009 FIBA Asia Championship, passed away after battling kidney cancer.

Chung reportedly passed away at the age of 67 on Thursday in South Korea.

A South Korean legendary coach, Chung earned his reputation as the head coach who led South Korea to Asian title in the 1997 FIBA Asia Championship, its first Asian title since 1969, with a win over China and the first berth in the World Championship in 1998.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

21 players apply for 2012 SBL Draft


The Chinese Taipei Basketball Association announced that a total of 21 players have applied for the 2012 SBL Draft which will be held on August 1 in Taipei.

A pre-draft tryout is scheduled to be held on July 31 in Taipei.

Five players among the applicants appeared to be catching the most attention, including Sung Yu-hsuan, Lin Yao-tsung, Chou Po-hsun, Chang Chia-jung and Chiang Shih-feng.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

NBA legends beat Team Taiwan in exhibition

A team of NBA legends of Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant and Jason Williams beat Team Taiwan 104-89 in an exhibition game on Sunday night in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

The legends trailed 29-23 after the first period but quickly turned the game around, leading 54-41 at the half.

The visiting team was led by Charoy Bentley, who scored a team-high 21 points, and Chris Campbell, who had 17, but all eyes were on the former Chicago Bulls stars and the “White Chocolate” in the game with a playful mood.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

2012 SBL Draft to take place on Aug. 1

The 2012 SBL Draft is scheduled to take place on Aug. 1 in Taipei, the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA) said.

For the first time, the CTBA said, a pre-draft physical would be held so teams could better understand physical conditions of the applicants.

The draft order will be the reverse of the ranking from the last season with Bank of Taiwan receiving the No. 1 pick.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

2012 Jones Cup women's closing ceremony photos


Cathay Life wins the tourney with a 5-0 record.

All eyes on Servin for her skills...and pretty looks


(Translation of a local media story)

All eyes on Servin for her skills...and pretty looks

While Chapman University, a US NCAA Div-III school, is not having an outstanding tournament in its debut of the William Jones Cup invitational tournament, 183cm forward Stephanie Servin has caught the attention of many local fans with her skills and pretty looks.

Chapman University lost 102-28 to Cathay Life in its opening game and suffered a 113-48 defeat against Japan in the second game.

While Chapman had yet another loss, a 75-50 setback against Malaysia, today, Servin tallied team-high 11 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in the game. She also averaged a team-high 25 minutes per contest in three games.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2012 Jones Cup women final day: Cathay Life wins tourney


India 75-62 Malaysia
Chunghua Telecom 112-47 Chapman
Cathay Life 91-51 Japan

1. Boxscores are available at
2. Boxscores screengrabs have been uploaded to this link.

Final Standings:
1. Cathay Life 5-0
2. Chunghua Telecom 4-1
3. Japan 3-2
4. India 2-3
5. Malaysia 1-4
6. Chapman 0-5

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2012 Jones Cup women Day 4 scores


India 111-67 Chapman
Japan 93-34 Malaysia
Cathay Life 67-47 Chunghua Telecom

1. Boxscores are available at
2. Boxscores screengrabs have been uploaded to this link.

Cathay Life 4-0
Chunghua Telecom 3-1
Japan 3-1
Malaysia 1-3
India 1-3
Chapman 0-4


(Photos: CTBA)

Monday, July 09, 2012

2012 Jones Cup women's Day 3 photos


2012 Jones Cup women's Day 3

Malaysia 75-50 Chapman
Chunghua Telecom83-70 Japan
Cathay Life 96-56 India

1. Boxscores are available at
2. Boxscores screengrabs have been uploaded to this link.

Cathay Life 3-0
Chunghua Telecom 3-0
Japan 2-1
Malaysia 1-2
Chapman 0-3
India 0-3

2012 Jones Cup women’s boxscores download

I just realized that the boxscores photos files I posted in the previous post have all been scaled down automatically. Please go to this link and download the originals.

Jones Cup women's Day 1&2 boxscores

Some fans emailed and told me that they could not access the CTBA website on Jones Cup women's competition.

I don't know where the problem is, but I have managed to screen grab the boxscores of the first six games during Day 1 and Day 2 and post them here. Please feel free to download.

The CTBA does not provide players' English names in the boxscores. Please make reference with jersey numbers in my previous post and look for the player you need.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Jet Chang to play for Minnesota in Las Vegas summer league

NCAA Div II Championship Basketball

Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported that Jet Chang, who went undrafted in the NBA Draft, will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Las Vegas summer league.

According to the, the summer league will be held from July 13-22.

2012 Jones Cup women’s rosters


After much efforts and searching various sources I got this roster.

As I would not have time to update regularly during the weekdays, please take time to match the jersey number below with the boxscores on this webpage to find the player you are looking for.

Jones Cup women's Day 2 scores

Cathay Life 92-48 Malaysia
Japan 113-48 Chapman
Chunghua Telecom 95-73 India

PS: As crazy as it may seems, the CTBA does not provide the team roster in English. Which is why it's difficult for me to write about individual scoring and stats because I don't know who is who in the boxscores.

Cathay Life 2-0
Chunghua Telecom 2-0
Japan 2-0
Chapman 0-2
India 0-2
Malaysia 0-2

Jones Cup women Day 1

Cathay Life 102-28 Chapman
Chunghua Telecom 106-48 Malaysia
Japan 86-65 India


For those who care deeply about the Jones Cup


I’m writing this post as the general reply for those who have written me.

Around this time every year when the Williams Jones Cup is being held, I would receive numerous emails from players’ parents, friends and fans asking where they could find a link to the online stream of the games.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

SBL coaching carousel

SBL coaching carousel began as many familiar faces returned to the SBL coaching fraternity recently.

Wei Chen-ming, who coached Bank of Taiwan from 2003-2007 before being replaced by Lai Liang-chung, returned to his old team and replaced Lai as head coach.

BOT under Wei did enjoy a brief spotlight, when it gave defending champ Yulon a scare in an epic four-game first round playoff series in the 2005-06 season. However, the bank-backed team has been always one of the worst teams in the league.

2012 Williams Jones Cup invitational tournament -- women’s competition


The 2012 William Jones Cup invitational tournament will be held at the Miaoli Dome Gymnasium in Miaoli County, Taiwan from July 7-11 with six teams from five countries in participation.

The six teams include a pair of teams from host Taiwan -- Cathay Life and Chunghua Telecom as well as Japan NT, India NT, Malaysia NT and Chapman University, a US college team at Div. III.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Taiwan in FIBA Asia Cup Group B


Taiwan were drawn into Group B along with Iran, Qatar, Japan and a South Asia team in the FIBA Asia Cup, formerly known as the Stankovic Cup, in Tokyo, Japan, in September, FIBA Asia announced.

First off, check out the FIBA Asia press release below: