KKL, TM bring in new imports

Fuqua-Wright[Wright vs. Fuqua]

Taiwan Mobile and Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor brought in new imports as the SBL regular season resumed after a three-week lunar new year break.

Taiwan Mobile signed 206cm Canadian forward Ryan Wright and KKL signed Anthony Fuqua.

One interesting thing to note though. Fuqua has been listed as 6-11 (211cm), two inches taller than the SBL import height limit of 206cm. I’m not sure how KKL was able to sign him.

Both players had suited up and played for their respective teams this week and played well.

Anthony Fuqua

Anthony Fuqua-1Height/Weight: 6-11 / 220
Birthdate: February 16, 1983 (Washington, D.C.)
High School: Largo HS (Largo, Md.)
College: Texas – San Antonio

BACKGROUND

College Highlights: Finished collegiate career at Texas – San Antonio after playing his first two seasons at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Okla. Started 35 of 60 career games. Posted five career double-doubles.

Senior (2004-05): Averaged 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 20.4 minutes a contest. Ranked second in the Southland Conference in blocked shots (51). Started 18 of 27 games. Posted three double-doubles, including a career-high 19-point, ten-rebound performance at Wichita State. Tallied 15 points and a season-high 14 rebounds vs. New Mexico State. Set a school record with seven blocked shots vs. Nicholls State. Registered 13 points and ten rebounds vs. Stephen F. Austin. Scored 16 points at Texas State.

Junior (2003-04): Averaged 6.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in 23.2 minutes a contest. Ranked second on the team in rebounding and led the squad in blocked shots (42). Started 17 of 33 games. Scored in double figures ten times, with a season-high 17 points on perfect 8-for-8 shooting vs. Sul Ross State. Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and blocked six shots vs. Texas-Tyler. Posted 16 points and 14 rebounds vs. Nicholls State. Tallied ten points and six rebounds vs. Texas A&M.

Sophomore (2002-03): At Northern Oklahoma, averaged 8.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.97 blocks per contest. Helped the team finish with a 24-6 record, tying a school record for wins. Earned Second Team All-Bi State Conference honors.

Ryan Wright

Ryan Wright-1Height: 206cm
Weight: 109kg
Born: Jan. 27, 1987
/ 239.8lbs
Nationality: Canadian
College: Oklahoma

Career:
Mississauga, ON (Canada) / Loyola Catholic HS
2005-2006: UCLA (NCAA): 31 games: 2.4ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 56.6%, FT: 41.9%
2006-2007: UCLA (NCAA): 27 games: 1.4ppg, FGP: 58.3%, FT: 64.3%
2007-2008: Oklahoma (NCAA): Did Not Play – Transfer Student
2008-2009: Oklahoma (NCAA): 32 games: 1.8ppg, 2.1rpg, FGP: 34.1%, FT: 57.7%
2009-2010: Oklahoma (NCAA): 30 games: 4.4ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 53.3%, FT: 64.8%
2010: NBA Pre-Draft Workout: (San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder )
July: 2010: NBA Mini Camp: (Toronto Raptors)
2010 July-August: Canadian NT Europe Tour
2010-2011: Ormanspor Genc Ankara (Turkey-TB2L, starting five): 24 games: 16.8ppg, 9.3rpg, FGP: 53.3%, FT: 63.0%
2011: In April’11 signed at Trotamundos de Carabobo (Venezuela-LPB): (Elimination Round) 7 games: 5.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 0.1apg, 0.1spg, 0.1bpg, 2PT: 48.0%, FT: 50.0%
2011: Jin Qiang Sichuan (China-NBL, starting five): 13 games: 19.9ppg, Reb-4(13.2rpg), 1.2apg, FGP: 55.3%, FT: 62.2%
2011-2012: SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five), left in Nov.’11, later next month signed at Soles de Mexicali (Mexico-LNBP, starting five), in Jan.’12 moved to Taiwan Mobile Leopards (Taiwan-SBL, starting five)

(Photo source: SBL)

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