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Round 26 (Regular Season)

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Chong Son Kung Fu Relocates and Rebrands to Macau Black Bears - Aug 9, 2018


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Anthony
Tucker
After their first season in the ASEAN Basketball League, Chong Son Kung Fu will be relocating and rebranding themselves as the Macau Black Bears. Chong Son Kung Fu finished last season with the best record in the ABL (15-5) and a perfect home record before bowing out in the Semifinals against Mono Vampire Basketball Club. The team featured the league's Coach of the Year, MVP (World Import), and MVP (Heritage Import) in Charles Dube-Brais, Anthony Tucker (193-G-89, college: MSU Moorhead), and Mikh McKinney (184-G-92, college: Sacramento St.), respectively. 'We hope the relocation and the competitive nature of the ABL will create opportunities for Macau Basketball and inspire the youth,' General Manager Lukas Peng says. 'As Macau's first professional sports team, the Black Bears will fight for the respect and admiration of Macanese in its inaugural season. Furthermore, we've recruited the top talents that Macau has to offer, coupled with the work ethic of our staff, to strive for long term success. We know it won't be easy and it will take time, but we will work towards building a successful franchise.' Macau's GDP is among the highest in the world as a result of a strong economy powered by tourism and entertainment. The casino entertainment industry is a huge draw for tourists that visit the country year round. Tourism, casino entertainment, and the hospitality industry contributes to more than 50% of Macau's GDP, as well as 70% of the country's government revenue. Sports in Macau is still on the rise, but basketball is among one of the most popular alongside football. Macau regularly holds local non-professional basketball leagues of which the top performing players are selected to play for the Macau National Team. 'We are making the move to Macau because it's a city that really needs a professional basketball team,' says Peng. 'There hasn't been a professional sports team in Macau, so the dream of becoming a professional basketball player has never been possible for the kids in this city. The Macau Black Bears provides an opportunity at that dream and instantly makes it a reality for some of the nation's top players. They never had the opportunity to be part of a professional team in a professional league, and the Macau Black Bears playing in the ABL makes that possible.' According to the Nike FIBA World Rankings, Macau are the 146th ranked team in the world and the 30th ranked team in Asia. The Macau Black Bears are looking to use the ABL as a platform to further develop and improve Macau basketball from their current situation. The management team had already been in the works with the Macau-China Basketball Association since last year and will continue to do so with their relocation. Not only are the team looking to sign Macanese players, they are also aiming of having the first ever Macau-born Head Coach to lead the team. 'We already had the top local Macau players train with our Chong Son Kung Fu team last season so we're really excited to finally be able to see them in action,' Peng adds 'We will be playing locally in Macau and put on a good show for our local fans. We will do the best we can to put together a competitive team and we can promise everyone that our organization will work hard to make it happen.' 'Macau is a great city that deserves a professional basketball team to cheer for. In our inaugural season in Macau, we hope to gain the respect of the league and gain the respect of the people of Macau to really rally behind us and support our team.' The Black Bear moniker has its origin from the Bobo the Black Bear which has been recognizable and relatable to Macau for more than over 30 years. The Macau Black Bears aim to also become a respectable professional sports team that well represents Macau as a nation and have therefore chosen the beloved animal as their mascot.
Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com   




Ryan Watkins
ASEAN League round 25 best performance: Ryan Watkins - 2 days ago
RYAN WATKINS American Ryan Watkins (206-C/F-91, agency: Two Points) had a very impressive game in the last round for Macau, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 25. The 27-year old player had a double-double of 36 points and 21 rebounds, while his team beat Zhuhai (#10, 2-22) 89-81. Macau is placed at 3rd position in ASEAN League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Macau will need more victories to improv...   [read more]

Dewarick
Spencer
Spencer's 42-point game gives him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
DEWARICK SPENCER 36-year old guard Dewarick Spencer (192-G-82) had a great game in the last round for Macau and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 24. He had the game-high 42 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Macau in his team's victory, helping them to outclass SM Beermen (#2, 18-7) with 30-point margin 114-84. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Macau is placed at 3rd position in ASEAN League. They would have been ev...   [read more]

Malcolm
Miller
Round 25: SM Beermen lose to Formosa D. - 3 days ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in ASEAN League. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Filipino SM Beermen (18-7) in Manila on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Taiwanese Formosa D. (18-6) 88-74. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Formosa D. forced 19 SM Beermen turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by SM Beermen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities....   [read more]


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Round 24: Macau defeats leader SM Beermen - 4 days ago  
Mikh McKinney claims ASEAN League weekly honour - 9 days ago  
Round 23: SM Beermen loses to Formosa D. - 10 days ago  
ASEAN League round 22 best performance: Malcolm Miller - 15 days ago  
Round 22: Singapore Slingers lose to SM Beermen in the game between Top 4 teams - 16 days ago  
Glass' double-double lands him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 16 days ago  
Round 21: Macau defeats leader SM Beermen - 17 days ago  
Will Artino claims ASEAN League Interperformances weekly honour - 23 days ago  
Round 20: CLS Knights edge Saigon Heat by two points - 24 days ago  
ASEAN League round 19 best performance: Samuel Deguara (by Interperformances) - 30 days ago  
Round 19: #1 SM Beermen is defeated by Hong Kong ELL - 1 month ago  
Zhuhai Wolf Warriors (ASEAN) agreed terms with Cory Bradford - 1 month ago  
Singletary's double-double lands him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
Round 18: SM Beermen defeats Hong Kong ELL in the game between Top 4 teams - 1 month ago  
Peter Ramos claims ASEAN League weekly honour - 1 month ago  
Round 17: Hong Kong ELL edges Macau by two points - 1 month ago  
ASEAN League round 16 best performance: Renaldo Balkman - 1 month ago  
Round 16: CLS Knights defeat Westports MD in the closest game of the week - 1 month ago  
Mono Vampire signs Tyler Lamb - 2 months ago  
Watkins' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 2 months ago  
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ASEAN League Standings
 1 Formosa D. 19-6 
 2 SM Beermen 18-7 
 3 Singapore S. 14-10 
 4 Macau 14-11 
 5 Hong Kong ELL 13-11 
 6 Saigon H. 13-12 
 7 CLS Knights 13-12 
 8 Mono Vampire 9-16 
 9 Westports MD 8-15 
 10 Zhuhai 2-23 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mikh MCKINNEY
  Macau
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. McKinney, Macau27.4 
 2. Balkman, SM Be.25.9 
 3. Singletary, Mono V.25.5 
 4. Tucker, Macau25.3 
 5. Esho, CLS Knights23.6 
 6. Elliott, Hong K.23.3 
 7. Fields, Singapore S.22.7 
 8. Bassett, Hong K.22.7 
 9. Miller, Formosa D.22.0 
 10. Watkins, Macau21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan WATKINS
  Macau
  (206-C/F-91)
  Avg: 15
 1. Watkins, Macau15.0 
 2. Deguara, Hong K.13.6 
 3. Barone, Saigon H.13.3 
 4. Bell, Zhuhai13.1 
 5. Ramos, SM Beermen12.8 
 6. Fields, Singapore S.12.8 
 7. Shepard, Westport.11.4 
 8. Artino, Formosa D.10.9 
 9. Balkman, SM Be.10.5 
 10. Singletary, Mono V.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony TUCKER
  Macau
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Tucker, Macau9.9 
 2. Brickman, Mono V.8.9 
 3. Herring-Jr, CLS K.8.8 
 4. Alexander, Singapor.7.6 
 5. McKinney, Macau6.4 
 6. Bassett, Hong K.6.2 
 7. Miller, Formosa D.6.1 
 8. Alvano, SM Beermen5.8 
 9. Shepard, Westport.5.5 
 10. Elliott, Hong K.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Saigon H.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hughes, Saigon H.2.9 
 2. Herring-Jr, CLS K.2.8 
 3. Young, Singapore S.2.6 
 4. Singletary, Mono V.2.0 
 5. Alexander, Singapor.2.0 
 6. Eversley, Westport.2.0 
 7. McKinney, Macau2.0 
 8. Brickman, Mono V.1.8 
 9. Watkins, Macau1.8 
 10. Glass, Formosa D.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Singapore S.
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Fields, Singapore S.1.9 
 2. Bell, Zhuhai1.8 
 3. Artino, Formosa D.1.5 
 4. Deguara, Hong K.1.5 
 5. Egwu, Westports MD1.4 
 6. Hamilton, Saigon H.1.3 
 7. Balkman, SM Be.1.3 
 8. Barone, Saigon H.1.2 
 9. White, Mono V.1.2 
 10. Watkins, CLS K.1.1 
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