Year ender: China’s return to the throne

Photo Courtesy: Newshopper.sulekha.com
After two successive setbacks in the Asian championships, China regained the golden scepter in basketball in this year’s edition of Asian Games. In 2007 FIBA – Asia Championship, Iran captured the title in Tokushima, Japan after trouncing Lebanon in the finals. The Chinese, who sent their B team, wound up 10th. Two years [...]

3rd FIBA-Asia Stankovic Cup final rankings

3rd FIBA-Asia Stankovic Cup final rankings
Date: August 7-15, 2010
Host nation: Lebanon
Rank              Team
1                   Lebanon
2                   Japan
3                   Qatar
4                   Philippines
5                   Jordan
6                   Iran
7                   Chinese-Taipei
8                   Kazakhstan
9                   Iraq
10                 Syria

32nd Jones Cup final rankings

32nd Jones Cup final rankings
Date: July 14-20, 2010
Host: Chinese-Taipei
Rank          Team
1                 I.R. Iran National Team
2                 Lebanon National Team
3                 Japan National Team
4                 Philippines National Team
5                 Chinese-Taipei National Team
6                 Chinese-Taipei University All-Stars
7                 Townsville Crocodiles (Australia)

32nd Jones Cup tidbits – Part II

Six grueling games in seven days of intense competition is over in Taipei. Here are more of my thoughts in the annual tournament in honor of Renato William Jones, one of the pillars of FIBA:

32nd Jones Cup tidbits – Part I

It’s Day 4 of the 32nd William Jones Cup in Taipei and so far we have witnessed how some of the elite teams in Asia play against each other. As of the moment of this posting, Middle Eastern powerhouse teams Iran and Lebanon are still playing. Smart Gilas-Pilipinas are taking a day off after a [...]

Benjsports.com @ 1

I started blogging online in July last year, July 10 to be exact. I wrote my first post about the various sports events on that month. I remember that I was full of excitement when I did my first post. I was nervous. And as I said before, there’s always a first time for everything. [...]

2010 Japan Men’s National Pool

Name, Height in cm, Year of birth
1. Orimo, Takehiko 190 1970
2. Matsushima, Walterbrown 200 1975
3. Nagayama, Makoto 184 1977
4. Takeda, Ken 188 1978
5. Aono, Fumihiko 210 1978
6. Ito, Shunsuke 204 1979
7. Kinoshita, Hiroyuki 178 1980
8. Igarashi, Kei180 1980
9. Amino, Tomoo 196 1980
10. Tabuse, Yuta 173 1980

Can Toroman duplicate his feat?

Rajko Toroman is a prized catch seasoned coach for the Philippine national team. A Serbian national, Toroman ‘eats and sleeps’ basketball. He has been into this game practically all his life.
Coach Rajko gained international attention when he piloted Iran back to the Olympics after 60 years thru the 2007 FIBA-Asia Championship in Tokushima, Japan. A [...]

Changing of the ‘benches’

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We’re approaching the end of May and by this time almost all of the professional basketball leagues across Asia are done with their campaigns. All eyes are on the formation and training of the respective national teams. As the competitions get tougher, some countries have already begun to overhaul their programs starting with [...]

Star Snippets: Ha Seung-jin, Kim Dong-joo …..

The absence of 7-foot-3 Center Ha Seung-jin due to injury has made his team KCC Egis vulnerable in the crucial stage of the KBL season. Ha was injured in the recent All-star game. His nonexistence was greatly felt when they lost to league-leading Ulsan Mobis by a wide margin. With 11 games left in the [...]

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