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

伊朗艾哈達迪(左)中華曾文鼎(右)

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.

The 15-man roster is listed below.

Yang Ching-min, 188cm, 1984/01/22, 27, TB
Wu Tai-hao, 202cm, 1985/02/07, 26, TB
Chen Shih-nian, 180cm, 1984/04/08, 27, TB
Ho Shou-cheng, 196cm, 1983/02/15, 28, TB
James Mao, 196cm, 1982/11/16, 28, PY
Chien Chia-hung, 197cm, 1987/03/06, 24, PY
Lu Cheng-ju, 194cm, 1986/08/23, 24, Yulon
Chen Shun-hsiang, 190cm, 1985/05/02, 26, BOT
Su Yi-chieh, 182cm, 1987/01/28, 24, TM
Lee Hsueh-lin, 175cm, 1984/01/31, 27, Beijing (China)
Tseng Wen-ting, 202cm, 1984/07/06, 26, Osaka (Japan)
Lin Chih-chieh, 192cm, 1982/06/11, 28, Zhejiang (China)
Chen Hsin-an, 195cm, 1980/07/01, 30, Dong Guan (China)
Jet Chang, 192cm, 1988/12/27, 22, BYU-Hawaii (US)
Chou Po-chen, 196cm, 1990/08/08, 20, Taiwan Normal University

Head coach: Chou Jun-san, Taiwan Beer
Assistants: Hsu Chin-tse, Pure Youth; Liu Hwa-lin, Taiwan Beer
Technical Adviser: Bob Hill

Among the 15 players, center Tseng Wen-ting sat out the last two games of the Jones Cup to nurse his hip muscle strain while Wu Tai-hao was kept out of the entire tourney due to injury. Another key frontcourt player Tien Lei was not included in the 18-man roster also because of injury. As usual, Taiwan’s height is expected to be a huge disadvantage in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

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