TAIPEI CITY, Chinese Taipei (22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship): Two years ago, in a high altitude setting at the Yemeni capital Sana’A, Chinese Taipei came back to the medals podium after a gap of 10 years winning the bronze medal at the 21st FIBA Asia Championship.
Now two years on, Taipei will look up to their former star point guard Yen Hsin-shu to guide the team through and maintain the momentum.
Yen Hsin-shu, nicknamed “The Basketball Genie” during his playing days began training with an initial bunch of 24 boys as Taipei aim to be one of the six teams to represent East Asia at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship to be played in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) from Aug 17-26.
The top three teams from Ulaanbaatar will qualify to represent FIBA Asia at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship to be held in the Czech Republic.
Yang Yi-feng and Hsu Shi-ching will serve as Yen Hsin-shu’s assistants.