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Taha Alassari: Veritable Basketball Talent and Prolific Scorer - Aug 1, 2004

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The talented Yemeni-American basketball player Taha Hussein Alassari (Guard, 5'11, Freshman at SUNY Fredonia Blue Devils, #10, 5.2 ppg and 2.5 rpg in his first year) is now a member of the Yemeni National Junior Basketball team to play in Amman Jordan for Yemen in the West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) Junior Basketball Championships. He had always expressed his readiness for joining the Yemeni National Basketball team describing that this would be one of his dreams. He comes from a sporting family. His younger brothers Tareq Alassari and Talal Alassari are also good basketball players.


He actually accompanied the team to Egypt for a camp and some friendly games and where he has exhibited great potential and incredible play with +30 per game performances throughout, and made the cut hands down  for inclusion in the Yemeni national program. But unfortunately al Assary will not be able to make it to India for taking part in the Junior Asian Basketball Championship because of college study obligations and a tight college basketball schedule.


In any case, Taha Alassari has realized all expectations put on him at least in the Egyptian camp and friendlies. In a winning 68-58 match against Egyptian Damanhour team, Taha Alassari contributed more than half the Yemeni score, more precisely 35 points including 5 three-pointers. In a second Yemeni win against Sporting (Egypt), Taha Al Assari scored 32 points and finally against Al Ittihad as Sakandary selection that finished also with a Yemeni win 90-53, Al Assari added 30 for an average 32.3 ppg.


We had reported earlier that the American-born basketball player talent of Yemeni Arab origin was born in Amherst in the United States and had been averaging +30 points in his high school years and was top of the basketball team of Sweet Home Basketball team (where he wore jersey #5) with excellent shooting ability from all distances including the three-point range and free throws record and was chosen as MVP of the school. We had also reported that due to his talent, 15 basketball programs had been interested in him, but he eventually settled for the State University of New York (SUNY) where he was offered a full scholarship and where he played the 2003-2004 season for the Fredonia Blue Devils.


From his first day of arrival for a two-month summer vacation and for engaging in basketball practice in Yemen, Taha Alassari has been overwhelmed by the warm reception that he got from the Yemeni basketball fans. The Yemeni sports media has turned him into a poster boy, featuring him frequently and very prominently on many an occasion on its front pages.


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