Thailand Slammers ink Christien Charles - Jan 18, 2013
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Chang Thailand Slammers (ASEAN League) signed 32-year old American power forward Christien Charles (216-102kg-81, college: Villanova). He just played at Chicago Steam (ABA) in the U.S.. The last season Charles played at Al Ahli (Premier League) in Saudi Arabian Premier League. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (10-11) season Charles played at Al Jaish (Division I) in Syrian Division I. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League 2nd Team. Charles won Syrian League championship title in 2010. He is quite experienced player. Charles has played also professionally in Iran (Ararat), Lebanon (Al Riyadi and Champville), Serbia, Dominican Republic (Cocolos) and Syria (Al Jalaa). He attended Villanova University until 2006 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player. Charles could be described:
Christien is a true 7 footer who has tremendously improved his game since he finished college due to an outstanding work ethic. As a reserve on the nationally ranked Villanova team, Christien had the opportunity to be trained by some of the best coaches in the country. He has developed into a very good player who plays with a lot of energy and heart. Very active big man that can run the floor extremely well. Fundamentally sound. Rebounds, passes well, scores and blocks shots. If left open, he can also knock down the 15 foot jump shot with consistency. Slender build. Must improve strength to reach full potential. Once rated as a top 5 high school center in the country behind such notable current NBA centers Tyson Chandler & Eddie Curry. Made Chicago Bulls summer league squad that featured Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah & Tyrus Thomas. Solid overseas resume that includes back to back championships with two different teams. Coachable, unselfish team player that has been groomed by the likes of Jay Wright & legendary big man coach Pete Newell. Christien would be a valuable asset to any team looking to add some size & skill.
KL Dragons add Melvin to their roster - 4 days ago
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KL Malaysia Dragons (ASEAN League) added to their roster experienced 34-year old American forward Marcus Melvin (206-110kg-82, college: North Carolina State). The last summer Melvin played at Jianghuai in Chinese NBL where in 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 26.5ppg, 9.3rpg and 2.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Chinese NBL All-Star Game. In 2004 he was drafted by Florence Flyers (USBL) in third round (33rd overall). The former North Carolina Sta... [read more]
KL Malaysia Dragons (ASEAN League) added to their roster experienced 34-year old American forward Marcus Melvin (206-110kg-82, college: North Carolina State). The last summer Melvin played at Jianghuai in Chinese NBL where in 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 26.5ppg, 9.3rpg and 2.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Chinese NBL All-Star Game. In 2004 he was drafted by Florence Flyers (USBL) in third round (33rd overall). The former North Carolina State standoutis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-William Jones Cup 1st Team back in 2012. Melvin is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in fourteen different countries. Melvin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Argentina (La Union, Argentino, Sionista and Quimsa), Iran, Italy, Kuwait (Al Jahraa), Lebanon, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania (Giurgiu), Turkey, Uruguay (Aguada and Bigua), Venezuela (Marinos), D-League (Texas Legends) and UBA (GIE Maile Matrix). On Melvin:
Not so athletic, lefthanded PF, who fills the paint with his big body; has a great timing for the rebounds, good hands and shoots well, even behind the 3pts arch;.
New Head Coach for Westports Malaysia Dragons - 1 month ago
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Chris Thomas has been officially named as the new head coach for the Westports Malaysia Dragons (WMD). Praised for his drive and knowledge, Chris Thomas is renowned for his unique approach to the game and players. Chris Thomas ' coaching career started back in 2000 where he was only an undergraduate at the University of Dayton. For three years, he was an assistant coach for the Dayton Flyers. Eventually, Chris went on to work with several other college basketball teams, namely University... [read more]
Chris Thomas has been officially named as the new head coach for the Westports Malaysia Dragons (WMD). Praised for his drive and knowledge, Chris Thomas is renowned for his unique approach to the game and players. Chris Thomas ' coaching career started back in 2000 where he was only an undergraduate at the University of Dayton. For three years, he was an assistant coach for the Dayton Flyers. Eventually, Chris went on to work with several other college basketball teams, namely University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown (2003-2005), Miami Redhawks (2005-2007) and the Lake Superior State University (2010-2011). After finishing his term with the Redhawks in 2007, he was hired as an NBA scout for several teams such as the Chicago Bulls (2007-2009), doubled as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors (2012-2014) and Utah Jazz (2014-2015). In 2013, Coach Chris Thomas worked with the Slovenian Senior Men's National Team for two seasons as their assistant coach. There, he trained the team extensively on skill development and implemented game plans for every opponent for both Major International Tournaments. Then in September 2015, he was appointed as head coach for the Orangeville A's of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL) followed by China's NBL team Luoyang. 'My goal this season is to have my team ready to play every night, to compete in every possession, and to play with passion every time we take the floor. I want a team of players who are hungry to succeed, who will play with and for each other.' said Coach Chris Thomas when asked about his goals for his new team. 'As defending champions, we must understand that we have a huge target on our backs, however, I have always been someone who loves challenges and I am ready to put in the work it takes to be champions again.' The Assistant General Manager of WMD, Mr. Shoghi Gan said in welcoming of their new head coach, ' We are very excited to bring in Coach Chris Thomas as our new head coach. Being very experienced in different coaching roles, I'm sure he will further develop our players and staff, be it on or off court, into professionals. He will definitely be an inspiration to the basketball community in Malaysia and we expect our team to grow to new heights with the guidance of Coach Chris Thomas .' Accepting his new coaching path, Coach Chris Thomas has to leave his country and move to Malaysia, land rich with culture and diversity. In regards to moving here, Coach Chris Thomas said, 'I am really looking forward to calling one of the most beautiful places on earth home. Kuala Lumpur has always been on the top of my list of places to visit, so the opportunity to coach and live here is a dream come true.' Coach Chris Thomas will also be working on as an advisor to the national team as part of the Westports Malaysia Dragons-Malaysia Basketball Association partnership. Yakub Hussaini, General Manager of the Dragons said, 'we hope to create a strong coaching staff with Chris Thomas and Coach Cheng Huat Goh working together for the national team for the SEA Games 2017 and in the process, to develop our current and new players.' Chris Thomas is expected to arrive and begin his role on the 19th September 2016. Courtesy of: kldragons.com
Ding Loon agreed terms with Singapore Slingers - 1 month ago
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1.8 points per game for Singapore at the SEABA Stankovic Cup in Bangkok. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Singapore [read more]
Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers (ASEAN League) strengthened their roster with addition of international Ding Loon. Loon was called to Singapore Senior National Team this year. He averaged 1.8 points per game for Singapore at the SEABA Stankovic Cup in Bangkok.
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