Veteran Wong Wei Long won’t be the only Singaporean player taking his talents abroad for the upcoming ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season as 21-year-old rookie Jonathan Wong Zhong Han has signed with Westports Malaysia Dragons.
With changes to the ABL’s local player eligibility rules, Jonathan Wong Zhong Han qualifies as a local player for the Dragons by way of his mother who is Malaysian.
The 6’1” guard impressed the Dragons at the recent Malaysia Hoops Challenge, where he appeared in five contests and averaged 19.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. His efforts helped lead Adroit Singapore to a third place finish, which included a victory over the Dragons.
Zhong Han also joins the Malaysia-based team fresh off helping Adroit achieve a runners-up finish in the 2018 Singapore National Basketball League with averages of 21.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
“I hope to bring leadership to the team. I’m happy, excited and feel appreciated with the opportunity to play for the Dragons,” Zhong Han said in a chat with ASEAN Sports.
“My life quote is: ‘As long as you work hard and work smart, good things will come to you.’,” the Singaporean guard added.
Zhong Han will make a return back to his home country when the Dragons tip off their ABL season on the road against the Singapore Slingers on November 23rd.