Four Asian teams to meet in ABA Three Goodness Championship

Four teams from Taiwan, Japan, China and South Korea will meet in the ABA Three Goodness Championship which begins today in the southern city of Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan.

The invitational tournament is co-organized by former FIBA Asia chairman Cheng Man-ky of Hong Kong and Taiwan’s Fo Guang Shan, a Buddhism organization. All the games will be played at I-Shou University Gymnasium.

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Wrapup: ABA2001 Taipei

■GAME SUMMARY
9/12
Beijing Shogang 75-71 Yulon Dinos
BEI – Menk Bateer 26p (4 3PT), 9rb, 3blk (20min)
YUL – Chen Hsin-an 21p ; Chao Jia-chun 13p ; Chiu Tsung-chih 13p

Dacin Construction 75-69 Shanghai Sharks
DAC – Tien Lei 22p, 9rb, 3a, 3s, 4blk ; Huang Chih-chun 17p
SHA – Jia Xiao-zhong 25p, 15rb ; Liu Wei 16p

9/13
Yulon Dinos 81-76 Dacin Construction
YUL – Chen Hsin-an 18p, 8rb, 7a, 2s ; Chou Hong-yu 17p (8-10 FG), 6rb ; Wei Yong-tai 16p ; Chao Jia-chun 14p, 4a
DAC – Chang Chih-feng 27p (5-10 3PT), 4rb, 7s ; Huang Chih-chun 16p ; Tien Lei 14p, 4rb, 3a, 3s, 2blk

Beijing Shogang 85-74 Shanghai Sharks
BEI – Jiao Jian 27p, 9rb, 3s ; Chen Lei 25p, 8rb ; Menk Bateer 6p, 5rb (10min)
SHA – Jia Xiao-zhong 16p, 7rb, 4a ; Liu Wei 14p, 6rb, 6a ; Ger Min-hui 14p

9/14
Yulon Dinos 94-79 Shanghai Sharks
YUL – Chen Hsin-an 24p ; Wei Yong-tai 18p ; Chao Jia-chun 16p ; Chiu Tsung-chih 8p, 8rb, 2blk
SHA – Hai Rui 17p ; Jia Xiao-zhong 12p, 6rb

Dacin Construction 83-69 Beijing Shogang
DAC – Chang Chih-feng 23p (5 3PT) ; Lee Feng-yung 17p, 8rb ; Tien Lei 16p, 10rb ; Huang Chih-chun 8p, 6rb, 8a, 4s ; Shan Wei-fan 14p
BEI – Jiao Jian 28p, 12rb ; Menk Bateer 11p, 10rb

■STANDINGS
Dacin 2-1 ; Yulon 2-1 ; Beijing 2-1 ; Shanghai 0-3

■OTHER RESULTS (Games in Guangdong, China)
9/12
Isuzu Gigacats 76-75 Guangdong Tigers
Samsung Thunders 98-67 Hong Kong YungLung

9/13
Samsung Thunders 75-70 Isuzu Gigacats
Guangdong 98-73 Hong Kong YungLung

9/14
Samsung Thunders 81-79 Guangdong Tigers
Isuzu Gigacats – Hong Kong YungLung (score not available)

ABA 2001 Team Rosters

Note – ASPAC of Indonesia and YungLung of Hong Kong rosters not available.

■SAMSUNG THUNDERS
NAME, DOB, POS., HT, WT
Park Sung-bae 1973/10/29 G 180 82
Kang Gyoung-soo 1968/8/1 F 191 82
Kim Hee-sun 1973/6/29 G 187 91
Joo Hee-jung 1977/2/4 G 180 80
Woo Ji-won 1972/10/21 F 190 92
Roh Ki-suk 1972/9/18 F 187 91
Lee Kyu-sup 1977/11/13 F 198 100
Lee Jung-rae 1977/11/28 G 185 84
Park Sang-kwan 1969/11/10 C 200 105
Lee Chang-soo 1969/7/20 F/C 196 98
Artemus McClary 1973/12/18 F 192 100
Mustapha Hoff 1972/2/25 C 200 107
Head Coach – Kim Dong-kwang
Assistant Coach – An Joom-ho, Lee Min-hyung

■ISUZU GIGACATS
NAME, DOB, POS., HT, WT
Kenichi Sako 1970/7/17 G 179 82
Kiyofumi Shioya 1970/7/31 C/F 200 105
Daisuke Hanaoka 1975/7/12 G 183 80
Makoto Hasegawa 1971/4/2 G 185 85
Tstsuya Miyanokoshi 1974/4/24 G/F 188 90
Lucius Davis 1970/7/20 C/F 200 100
Daisuke Ide 1976/10/11 F 197 90
Casey Calvary 1979/4/27 C 203 105
Satoshi Sakumoto 1972/4/28 G/F 190 83
Tadaharu Ogawa 1969/12/20 F 194 94
Walter Matsushima 1975/10/13 F 200 100
Michael Takahashi 1974/9/5 F 198 82
Toru Sasaki 1970/6/23 G/F 195 96
Head Coach – Kohama Mototaka
Coach – Tom Wisman
Assistant Coach – Kato Yasuhiro

■SHANGHAI SHARKS
NAME, DOB, POS., HT, WT
Liu Peng 1977/2/15 G 185 80
Hai Rui 1980/2/22 F 195 90
Chang Wen-Chi 1972/12/20 F 202 100
Jia Xiao-Zhong 1977/3/19 C 205 95
Liu Wei 1980/1/15 G 188 88
Ger Min-Hui 1982/1/26 F 196 83
Wang Si-Zhang 1981/7/5 F 194 82
Du Hua-Guang 1978/12/19 C 198 95
Yao Ming 1980/9/12 C 225 107
Wang Li-Gang 1983/2/15 C 203 89
Head Coach – Lee Cho-ping
Assistant Coach – Wang Chun

■GUANGDONG TIGERS
NAME, DOB, POS., HT, WT
Du Feng 1981/7/30 C 202 90
Chang Bo-Yu 1982/8/14 C 201 100
Shan Tao 1970/5/31 C 215 110
Liang Wei 1980/10/18 G 188 85
Ju Fang-Yu 1983/1/5 F 200 95
Chen Duan 1981/5/2 F 194 90
Lin Li 1980/10/7 G 184 75
Lee Chun 1972/2/14 G 180 75
Song Xi 1976/8/2 F 194 80
Huang Yong 1978/3/2 F 198 95
Wang Shi-Peng 1983/1/26 F 198 90
Chang Yong-Gang 1980/6/20 F 188 90
Head Coach – Lee Chun-jiang
Coach – Guan Der-yo, Lin Yao-sun

■BEIJING SHOGANG
NAME, DOB, POS., HT, WT
Jiang Chao 1978/12/3 F 195 90
An Hong-Le 1982/4/23 F 195 90
Levan S. Alston 1973/6/13 G 194 92
Chang Jing-Dong 1971/4/12 F 190 85
Jiao Jian 1980/2/6 F 200 95
Menk Bateer 1975/11/20 C 210 110
Chen Lei 1983/1/14 F 195 90
Song Yuan-Shan 1980/3/29 F 200 92
Lee Xiang 1983/8/30 C 202 101
Head Coach – Min Lu-lei
Coach – Hsu Li-min

■YULON DINOS
NAME, DOB, POS., HT, WT
Chen Hsin-An 1980/7/1 F 196 90
Chou Hong-Yu 1976/6/15 F 195 90
Lin Jian-Ping 1969/3/7 G 170 71
Chen Chih-Chung 1977/3/2 G 183 75
Huang Pao-Tze 1976/9/18 G 180 68
Chao Jia-Chung 1982/1/12 PG 185 77
Chiu Chi-Yi 1975/10/6 G 182 72
Yang Yung-Kai 1979/8/9 F 197 75
Chiu Tsung-Chih 1968/9/21 F 197 90
Wei Yung-Tai 1978/10/23 F 193 93
Kuo Tien-Lung 1974/12/13 G 187 82
Wu Chih-Wei 1976/7/31 C 202 94
Head Coach – Chien Yi-fei
Assistant Coach – Lin Jen-min, Lee Yun-kwang

■DACIN CONSTRUCTION
NAME, DOB, POS., HT, WT
Tien Lei 1983/06/01 F 202 86
Fang Keng-Xiang 1980/6/22 G 165 65
Huang Chih-Chun 1982/4/23 G 180 75
Chu Chih-Ching 1969/7/18 C 198 103
Cheng Chang-Chun 1980/10/11 G 175 69
Chang Chih-Feng 1981/10/11 F/G 183 83
Chang Ho-Song 1981/8/11 G 185 77
Jiang Jeng-Tse 1982/8/25 F 193 85
Lee Feng-Yung 1980/12/15 F 197 89
Cheng Chih-Lung 1969/8/29 F 192 88 (Will not play)
Shan Wei-Fan 1978/9/3 F 195 90
Liao Wei-Chen 1975/2/23 C.F 197 100
Lee Yen-Chih 1981/1/21 C/F 194 105
Lin Chung-Min 1980/1/11 G 178 72
Hsu Chih-Chao 1974/1/5 G 190 83
Head Coach – Liu Jia-fa

Asia: ABA 2001 Season Complete Schedule

9/12
Guangdong vs. Isuzu (Guangdong)
Samsung vs. HK YungLung (Guangdong)
Dacin vs. Shanghai (Taipei)
Yulon vs. Beijing Shogang (Taipei)

9/13
Samsung vs. Isuzu (Guangdong)
Guangdong vs. HK YungLung (Guangdong)
Beijing Shogang vs. Shanghai (Taipei)
Dacin vs. Yulon (Taipei)

9/14
HK YungLung vs. Isuzu (Guangdong)
Guangdong vs. Samsung (Guangdong)
Shanghai vs. Yulon (Taipei)
Dacin vs. Beijing Shogang (Taipei)

9/16
Guangdong vs. Yulon (Macao)
ASPAC vs. HK YungLung (Macao)

9/17
Samsung vs. Shanghai (Shanghai)
Beijing Shogang vs. Isuzu (Suzou, China)
HK YungLung vs. Yulon (Macao)
ASPAC vs. Guangdong (Macao)

9/18
Isuzu vs. Shanghai (Shanghai)
Beijing Shogang vs. Samsung (Suzou)

9/20
Samsung vs. ASPAC (Hangzou, China)
Isuzu vs. Yulon (Hangzou)
Shanghai vs. Gunagdong (Shanghai)
HK YungLung vs. Beijing Shogang (Shanghai)

9/21
Isuzu vs. ASPAC (Hangzou)
Yulon vs. Samsung (Hangzou)
Guangdong vs. Deijing Shogang (Shanghai)
HK YungLung vs. Shanghai (Shanghai)

9/23
Final #1: Season Champ vs. Runner-up (Shanghai)

9/24
Final #2: Season Champ vs. Runner-up (Shanghai)

9/26
Final #3: Season Champ vs. Runner-up (Shanghai)

Asia: ABA 2001 Season Facts

■Time: September 12 – 26

■Place: Taipei, Shanghai, Macao, Hangzou, Suzou, Guangdong

■Teams (9):
Shanghai Sharks, Beijing Shogang, Guangdong Tigers, Yulon, Dacin Construction, ASPAC, Hong Kong YungLung, Samsung Thunders, Isuzu Gigacats

■Format:
A 3-game final series between regular season champ and runner-upwill be held in Shnaghai after the 28-game regular season.

■Team Brief:

* Shanghai Sharks, CBA, China – Runner-ups in 2000-01 and 1999-00 CBA season.
* Beijing Shogang, CBA, China – 2000-01 3rd place in CBA.
* Guangdong Tigers, CBA, China – 2000-01 6th place in CBA.
* Isuzu Gigacats, JBL, Japan – 6-time JBL champions, including 1988, 1995-98 and 2000.
* Samsung Thunders, KBL, South Korea – 2000-01 KBL champion.
* Yulon, A-League, Taiwan – 2000 and 2001 A-League champion…2000 CBA Millennium Series champ…CBA (now defuncted) 1994-95 champion.
* Dacin Construction, A-League, Taiwan – 2001 4th place in A-League.

Four Teams in ABA Taipei Round

ABA (Asian Basketball Association) president Cheng Man-kee, who also heads the ABC, confirmed that four teams from China and Taiwan will participate in the 2001 ABA Taipei Round in September 12-14.

Cheng said a total of eight teams, including Beijing Shogang and Shanghai Sharks of China, Dacin Construction and Yulon Dinos of Taiwan, Samsung Thunders of Korea, Isuzu Gigacats of Japan, Laguna Lakers of Philippines and Hong-yuan of Hong Kong, will play in this year’s ABA season, which is comprised of rounds in different Asian cities. The Taipei round features a single round robin format and will be held in Taipei Physical Education College Gymnasium.

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ASIA ALL-STAR ROSTER SET
Rosters for October 6th exhibition game in Guangzou, China between Asia All-Star Team and China NT was set after the tournament. 13 players selected for the Asia All-Star Team are:

Cheng Chih-Lung, Taiwan(192, F/G)
Lo Shing-Liang, Taiwan(182, G)
Seo Jang-Hoon, South Korea(207, C)
Hur Jae, South Korea(190, G)
Ali Al-Maghrabi, Saudi Arabia
Yasser Ahmad Al-Hage, Lebanon(198, F/C)
Walid Al-Domiati, Lebanon(179, G)
Romel Adducul, Philippines(190, F)
Michael Takahashi, Japan(198, F)
Takehiko Omiro, Japan(190, G)
Choi Fung-Yue, Hong Kong(200, F)
Yaseem Mahmoud, Qatar(206, C)
Osama Mubarak, Kuwait(?, ?)
Head Coach:Cheung Tai-Wing, Hong Kong

CHENG CHIH-LUNG TO PLAY IN CHINA?
Rumors said it’s highly possible that Cheng Chih-Lung, who’s the hottest player pursuit by several pro clubs in the Asian Championship, may decide to play in China next season. Cheng’s contract with Taiwan’s Hong-kuo Elephant had expired in the end of August and Hong-kuo’s management hasn’t approached Cheng for any re-negotiation yet. In the same time, Taiwan’s pro league CBA is still in the LOCKOUT period–although it had announced for coming back in January next year. It’s believed Cheng, who’s now 30, will make the best career choice in the coming months. Taiwan local papers reported Cheng will sign with Hilton League’s Shanghai Sharks, where China’s 7-6 giant Yao Ming is playing. Taiwan NT 198cm center Chu Chih-Chin was also possible to make the move from Taiwan to China, rumors said.

ABA BEGINS ACTION IN 2000
Asian Basketball Association(ABA), a orginization trying to integrate Asian professional teams held a meeting in Fukuoka, Japan on September 5th and decided to start play in June, 2000.

Tentative results of the meeting decided to field six teams, including Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, Philippines and Hong Kong All-Star, in next year’s schedule. Games will be played in Taipei, Seoul, Manila, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Each matchup features two games, one at home and one on the road. It means every team has 10 games to play.

In the preliminary schedule, the opening game will be on June 10 and the All-Star Game is scheduled on July 12.

In June and July, ABA played four rounds of promotion games in Sunjung (China), Zhongsan(China), Tokyo(Japan) and Taipei(Taiwan) with China NT dominating with a 9-1 records. The ABA is head by a group of Asian basketball officials from different countries, including current FIBA vice president Chin Man-Kee(Hong Kong).