The 2m03 “giant” with the Vietnamese basketball team set historic goals at the 31st SEA Games
(Sports news) With a team of players of ideal height, including 2 athletes with a height of over 2m, the Vietnamese basketball team is aiming for a historic goal at the 31st SEA Games at home.
Basketball at the 31st SEA Games will be played from May 13-22 in Hanoi. By playing at home with passionate cheers from fans, coach Kevin Yurkus and his team are aiming to reach the final to change the color of the medal after the historic bronze medal at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines. 3 years ago.
Pioneer Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh with a height of 2m03 is an important factor of the Vietnamese basketball team at the 31st SEA Games
Towards this historic mission, 17 players were called to the list of candidates for the Vietnamese basketball team with 7 players of Vietnamese origin and 10 internal soldiers. In particular, Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh is a name that makes a strong impression with a height of 2m03, the “biggest” of the team and surpasses even overseas Vietnamese players.
Phu Vinh was born in 1998 and is the tallest basketball player in Vietnam today. With an extremely long arm span, remarkable agility and flexibility, he is considered the number 1 striker as well as an important “key” in the current national team’s play.
The Western “Garden Crane” has a comprehensive set of skills such as a good finish close to the basket, impressive dispute and defense of the basket, the ability to score high in average or 3-point shooting situations, etc., Phu Vinh each 3 won the Vietnam Professional Basketball Championship (VBA) and contributed to helping the Vietnamese team win bronze at the 2019 SEA Games.
“Male God” Chris Dierker with a height of 2m and impressive attack ability
Besides Phu Vinh, the list of Vietnamese basketball candidates for the 31st SEA Games also has another name with a height of 2m, which is Chris Dierker (Vietnamese name is Dang Quy Kiet).
Not only has his outstanding height, but the “boy god of basketball” is also considered as the most professional player among overseas Vietnamese athletes competing in VBA. Chris Dierker’s talent was confirmed at the NCAA student basketball tournament in the US with the Madonna Crusaders team when he was repeatedly named on the list of the best players in the US high school tournament.
Chris Dierker returned to Vietnam to play in 2018 and quickly became an important factor in the Saigon Heat club squad as well as in the Vietnam team. At the SEA Games 3 years ago, Chris Dierker impressed when he played prominently, scoring 12/20 points in the opening match against Thailand to help the national team win.
Vietnam’s basketball team aims to reach the final at the SEA Games at home
Besides Phu Vinh and Chris Dierker, in the focus list of the VN basketball team, there are 4 players with height from 1m90 and above, including “lonely and defeated” Nguyen Van Hung (1m90), Dinh Thanh Tam (1m92), Nguyen Tuan Tu Stefan (1m93) and Justin Young (1m93). The players with the shortest height are Du Minh An, Trieu Han Minh and Corey Cilia (1m78).
As planned, the Vietnamese basketball team will go to Bali (Indonesia) to attend the pre-SEA Games friendly tournament (ABL 3×3 International Champions Cup for 3×3 content and ABL Invitational for 5×5 content) from April 16-24.
According to Le Phong (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)
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