National basketball squad to battle China in opener

INSIDE MAN:Head coach Chou Chun-san said that he would count on forward Liu Ching’s performance and insight, as he is teammates with half of China’s squad

Taipei Times
Date: May 31, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

The national basketball team, under the guidance of new head coach Chou Chun-san, is to face China this weekend and continue their traditionally fierce rivalry at the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) East Asia Basketball Championship.

The team leaves tomorrow for Nagano, Japan, where the tournament is set to begin on Saturday, with the hosts in Group A along with South Korea and Macau, while Taiwan face China and Hong Kong in Group B.

In Saturday’s main events, Taiwan’s hoop take on China, while hosts Japan take on South Korea.

The national squads are to be battling to qualify for the FIBA Asia Cup, with the top three teams securing berths in the international competition, which this year is to be hosted by Lebanon from Aug. 8 to Aug. 20.    [FULL  STORY]

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