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Yao Ming to grace Merlion Cup - Sep 1, 2016


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Ming Yao
Former Houston Rockets centre Ming Yao (226-C-80), arguably the biggest fish in the sea of Asian basketball, will be in town as president of the Shanghai Sharks when they play in the Merlion Cup from Sept 21 to 25 at the OCBC Arena. The New Paper can reveal, after obtaining an official copy of the 28-man Shanghai Sharks delegation list, that the 35-year-old will touch down in Singapore on Sept 20. He will observe his team in the first half of the tournament, before flying off on Sept 23 due to other commitments. This will be Yao's second visit after making an appearance here in June last year as global ambassador for China Life Insurance. Before he established the Ming dynasty in the NBA, Yao had honed his skills with the Sharks from 1997 to 2002, winning the China Basketball Association title, before the 2.29-metre superstar became the first Chinese player to be picked in the 2002 NBA draft. Affectionately known as The Great Wall, he then spent a decade (2002 to 2011) with the Rockets, during which he became known for his strength around the basket and his soft shooting touch as he averaged 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocks per NBA game. This April, the eight-time NBA All-Star became the first Chinese player to be inducted into its Hall of Fame. In 2009, Yao bought over the Shanghai Sharks and he will be expecting a strong performance from his team at the Merlion Cup, which is making a return after a 20-year hiatus. Two imports stand out from their 13-player Merlion Cup roster, with 27-year-old American guard Jimmer Fredette having played for the NBA's Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks. French power forward, 20-year-old Guerschon Yabusele, was drafted with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics before signing for the Sharks. Drawn into Group A, they should be favourites against Taiwan's Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor and the Singapore Slingers, while Malaysia Dragons, Mighty Sports (Philippines) and Seoul Samsung Thunders (South Korea) are in Group B.
Courtesy of: tnp.sg   




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Xin Hua edge out Safsa to take NBL crown - 1 month ago
Singapore Xin Hua Sports Club completed their meteoric rise to the top of the local club basketball scene when they won the National Basketball League Division I championship last night. In a high-tempo final watched by about 1,000 fans at the Singapore Basketball Centre, Xin Hua, whose basketball team were set up just last year, beat Safsa 76-61. Their result was all the more impressive considering they were behind by nine points in the third quarter and led for the first time as late as...   [read more]
Xin Hua Sports Club and SAFSA reach the Final - 1 month ago
Xin Hua Sports Club and SAFSA reached the Final in Singapore. Xin Hua Sports Club overcame Siglap 62-51. Yap Ching Poh stepped up with 17 points and Ubanan scored 9. Khoo Huat netted 13 in a loss, whilst Low Jun and Chong Xuan delivered 12 each. SAFSA grabbed a 51-50 win over the Hornets. Goh Delvin top-socred for the winners with 14 points and Low Remus netted 9. Low Russel ended up with 27 points in the losing case.   [read more]
NBL Round 15: Xin Hua beats SAFSA by two after a very close game - 2 months ago
The Regular Season in NBL just ended. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games. The most exciting game of round 15 in the NBL took place in Singapore. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed SAFSA (8-3) to fourth ranked Xin Hua (8-3) 73-71 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SAFSA. Xin Hua moved-up to third pl...   [read more]


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