Taiwan’s Benson Lin selected 3rd overall in CBA draft

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/21/2020
By: Lung Po-an and Matthew Mazzetta

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Taipei, Aug. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese basketball player Benson Lin (林庭謙) was selected by China's Tianjin Pioneers on Friday as the third overall pick in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) draft.

Lin, 20, was the only Taiwanese among 64 players to declare for the CBA draft this year, doing so after his sophomore year on the basketball team at Bryant University in the United States was thrown into doubt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A graduate of Taipei Municipal Jin Hua Junior High School, Lin traveled to the U.S. to develop his talents while still in high school, and has represented Taiwan in the International Basketball Federation's (FIBA's) Under-16 Asian Championship and Under-17 Basketball World Cup.

Lin's father, basketball coach Lin Cheng-ming (林正明), said Friday that his son's selection so early in the draft shows that the team has confidence in him, but also means that he will be under great pressure to perform.    [FULL  STORY]

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