Six players were added to Taiwan NT roster for the upcoming 2009 William Jones Cup and the Asian Championship while the specter of losing two centers loomed ahead.
CTBA announced that Yulon center Wu Chih-wei, who won SBL’s sixthman award this past season, was added to the NT roster along with Lee Chi-yi (Yulon), Hsu Chih-chan (BOT) and Yang Ching-min (TB).
Regular season and Finals MVP Chang Chih-feng (Dacin) and Taiwan Beer forward Lin Chih-chieh were also back from injuries.
The addition boosted Taiwan roster from 12 to 18. However, CTBA also announced that Tien Lei and Ho Shou-cheng will miss the Jones Cup due to injuries. (Tien Lei: right knee stress facture, Ho: right knee tendonitis)
Wu Tai-hao and Tseng Wen-ting, who were still hampered by injuries, might sit out the Jones Cup too in order to prepare for the big event — Asian Championship.
18-man Taiwan NT roster
Po., Name, Ht., Age
G Lee Hsueh-lin, Yulon, 175cm, 25
G Su Yi-chieh, Dacin, 181cm, 22
G Chou Shih-yuan, Yulon, 187cm, 26
G Chen Shih-nian, TB, 180cm, 25
G Chen Ching-hwan, KKL, 190cm, 23
G Yang Ching-min, TB, 188cm, 25
G Chang Chih-feng, Dacin, 183cm, 28
F Lin Chih-chieh, TB, 192cm, 27
F Tsai Wen-cheng, PY, 188cm, 24
F Ho Shou-cheng, TB, 196cm, 26
F Tien Lei, Dacin, 202cm, 26
F Lin Yi-hui, Dacin, 193cm, 23
F Yang Che-yi, Yulon, 193cm, 31
F Lee Chi-yi, Yulon, 198cm, 31
F Hsu Chih-chan, 194cm, 27
C Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon, 202cm, 25
C Wu Tai-hao, TB, 202cm, 24
C Wu Chih-wei, Yulon, 202cm, 33
Head coach: Chung Kwang-suk
Assistants: Chou Jun-san, Hsu Ching-tse