Singapore Slingers Reveal 2010-2011 New Roster - Sep 1, 2010
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The Singapore Slingers presented their new line up for the upcoming Asean Basketball League Season at a press conference, bringing back veteran imports Al Vergara and Kyle Jeffers (206-C-85, college: Oregon St.) together with local players Wong Wei Long, Hong Wei Jian, Steven Khoo, Pathman Matialakan and Desmond Oh from the previous season. Fresh on the roster this season are four new youngsters Ng Han Bin, Teo Chun Hoe, Tan Chin Hong and Lim Shengyu, together with imports Marcus Skinner and Leonidez Zapata Avenido. This year, with local coach Neo Beng Siang taking charge, the Slingers have a bigger and taller line up as compared to the previous season. Included in the roster this season are four new local players who will vie for spots in the regular line up when the season starts. NS men Ng Han Bin together with local students Tan Jin Hong and Teo Chun Hoe bring increased height to the team. Ng and Teo both stand at 1.92m tall while Tan is just barely shorter at 1.85m. Though young, Ng Han Bin has already built up quite a reputation locally as a shooter New in the roster this season are the two imports Marcus Skinner and Leonidez Zapata Avenido. Skinner, the athletic American forward will replace Michael LeBlanc as the other imported big man next to Kyle Jeffers. Avenido, an experienced combo guard who hails from the Philippines will take over Australian Marcus Ng as the Slingers fourth imported player.
New national coach Frank Arsego shoots for SEA Games final - 1 month ago
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It might be only his second day on the job, but Singapore's new basketball national coach Frank Arsego is clear about his target for the national team with the SEA Games just over a year away. After a 34-year medal drought, the men's team, under previous coach Neo Beng Siang, clinched back-to-back bronzes at the SEA Games in 2013 and 2015. Another podium finish at next year's KL Games is the minimum, said Arsego, who was officially introduced to the media on Tuesday. He was also optimisti... [read more]
It might be only his second day on the job, but Singapore's new basketball national coach Frank Arsego is clear about his target for the national team with the SEA Games just over a year away. After a 34-year medal drought, the men's team, under previous coach Neo Beng Siang, clinched back-to-back bronzes at the SEA Games in 2013 and 2015. Another podium finish at next year's KL Games is the minimum, said Arsego, who was officially introduced to the media on Tuesday. He was also optimistic about developing a team that could challenge regional powerhouses Thailand and the Philippines. He said: "My short term goal is put together a team to maintain that ranking. But, as we get closer, I'm going to try and put the things in place to reach the next level... find some more guys to want that responsibility to take that next step. "That's what I'm looking for." The Australian will also double up as the Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) technical director. He began his two-year contract on Monday. He was previously the Singapore Slingers head coach from 2009 to 2010. The Slingers, led by Neo, are Singapore's first and only professional outfit and is made up of mostly national players. Acknowledging that he has limited time, Arsego said he will focus on four main areas - the national team programme, supporting the women's team, coach education and accelerating the development of youth players. He said: " (The challenges ahead) is part of the excitement... I am really committed to leave something here that would be sustainable." Courtesy of: straitstimes.com
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Singapore Supras clinch SBL title to cap unbeaten season. They headed into the final with a 15-0 unbeaten record, and the Singapore Supras capped off their "invincible" season by claiming the 2016 Pro-Am Singapore Basketball League (SBL) title yesterday. Watched by 1,000 spectators at the Delta Sports Complex, the Supras trounced surprise packages GHUB Sports Club 78-53 in the final to be the first team in the SBL's three-year history to finish a season undefeated. Launched in December... [read more]
Singapore Supras clinch SBL title to cap unbeaten season.
They headed into the final with a 15-0 unbeaten record, and the Singapore Supras capped off their "invincible" season by claiming the 2016 Pro-Am Singapore Basketball League (SBL) title yesterday. Watched by 1,000 spectators at the Delta Sports Complex, the Supras trounced surprise packages GHUB Sports Club 78-53 in the final to be the first team in the SBL's three-year history to finish a season undefeated. Launched in December 2013, the SBL is a 12-team semi-professional league played over five months. It is the brainchild of former Serbian basketballer Zoran Vasiljev, now a Singaporean. The league has seen more than 24,000 visitors to games in the past five months, and boasts 260 registered players with 18 imported players and coaches. Supras forward Jemell Swafford (196-F-85, college: Cal.Baptist) put in a stellar performance yesterday as he finished with a game-high 23 points and added seven rebounds, seven steals and four assists. "It's hard enough to play the game of basketball, but to go undefeated and try to set a record that's never been done here, you kind of feel like the (Golden State) Warriors," said 30-year-old Swafford, referring to the NBA defending champions, who are two wins away from beating the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' record of 72 wins. PRESSURE "There's a lot of pressure because everybody is waiting for you to slip up so they can say, 'I told you they weren't good enough'." Swafford paid tribute to GHUB, the rookie team who defeated last season's runners-up AMK Bravehearts 80-74 in the semi-finals. "They're a really good team and I'm proud of their imports and organisation because a lot of people didn't think they would go all the way to the final," he said. "I tip my hat off to them." The Supras, conquerors of defending champions Falcons Basketball in the semi-finals, were never really threatened as they led throughout the match, with Swafford proving to be a powerful presence up front. The American also showed off his all-round game by posting four steals as his team entered half-time with a whopping 22-point lead. After the break, Swafford and guard Spencer Templeton were simply unstoppable for the Supras, combining for 40 points. PERFECTION Supras coach Sergei Belyakov praised his charges for executing his game plan to perfection. "Normally, Swafford is our go-to guy and he has a very peculiar ability to find the ball under the bucket. We feed him all the time as he's also a prolific shooter and a good stealer," said the American. " (Centre) Jeffers Kyle (207-C-85, college: Oregon St.) also did everything he's supposed to today; lots of rebounds and lots of open shots, especially in the paint." Belyakov played down the lopsided scoreline, saying that it was a very "intense" game. "The three imports in GHUB kept the pace going, but we designed a plan to defend against them and that's why they didn't score as much as they normally do," he added. "We balanced three-point shooting and bringing the ball inside really well, so I'm very happy the guys fulfilled the task I asked them to."
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