After signing Amigo Yang, the Formosa Dreamers have now recruited high-flying guard Chang Tsung-Hsien from the Fubon Braves in preparation for the tenth season of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).
Also known as ‘Jet’, Chang has stepped foot in several professional leagues including the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), and the Super Basketball League (SBL) before joining the Dreamers.
The 30-year-old guard has shown flashes and promise on the international stage early on in his career, however, injuries have prevented him from excelling in peak form. Chang was last seen in action with the Braves during the 2019 FIBA Asia Champions Cup East Inter-Sub Zone Qualifiers, where the team finished in first place. He averaged 5.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game in three outings.
During his latest SBL season, he was able to contribute 8.5 points per contest, helping the Braves bring home the league’s championship trophy.
Change’s addition to the Dreamers squad should provide its coaching staff with additional firepower to an already strong locals lineup, especially after the team revealed its plan of playing through the 2019-20 ABL season with just two imports rather than the league maximum allotment of three under new head coach Kyle Julius.
After failing to secure high-profile guard Lin Chih-Chieh, the Dreamers have been able to add several key pieces at both shooting guard and small forward, especially following the signing of the 6-foot-4 Chang from the rival Fubon Braves.
The Dreamers are set to participate in a local annual pocket tournament in Hualien, followed by the MABA International Basketball Invitational in Malaysia, before opening their 2019-20 ABL campaign later this year.
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