Taiwan NT decided to rest all the injured players in the 2009 William Jones Cup so the team can play in the Tianjin Asian Championship at its full strength.
Five players — Tien Lei, Tseng Wen-ting, Wu Tai-hao, Ho Shou-cheng and Chen Shih-nian — will sit out the Jones Cup to nurse their injuries. And that means Taiwan NT will be extremely thin inside in the Jones Cup, which will be played from July 18-26 in Sinjhuang, Taipei County.
Six replacements were added to the roster as Taiwan NT will enter the Jones Cup with 13 players. Yang Ching-min, Hsu Chih-chan, Chen Tse-wei, Wu Yong-jen, Wu Chien-lung and Lee Fong-yong were invited to the national team.
Chang Chih-feng and Lin Chih-chieh, who were expected to be back with the team after ankle injuries during the SBL Finals, were still a couple of weeks away from returning, CTBA said.
The women’s competition will be played from July 12-16.
13-man Taiwan NT roster for the 2009 Jones Cup
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 Ching-hwan, KKL, 190cm, 23
G Yang Ching-min, TB, 188cm, 25
G Wu Yong-jen, Taiwan Mobile, 177cm, 26
F Chen Tse-wei, Dacin, 200cm, 24
F Tsai Wen-cheng, PY, 188cm, 24
F Lin Yi-hui, Dacin, 193cm, 23
F Yang Che-yi, Yulon, 193cm, 31
F Hsu Chih-chan, 194cm, 27
F Lee Fong-yong, Dacin, 197cm, 28
F Wu Chien-lung, Pure Youth, 193cm, 20
Head coach: Chung Kwang-suk
Assistants: Chou Jun-san, Hsu Ching-tse
The replacements players were somehow different from earlier media report. I will keep updating the roster.