Lin Chih-Chieh will be joining the Fubon Braves in the upcoming season of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), after all.
Chinese Taipei’s defending Super Basketball League (SBL) champion Fubon Braves confirmed the addition of the multiple-time national team member through their official social media channels.
‘The Beast’ is known throughout Asia for his three-point shooting and is regarded as one of the best players from Taiwan.
He has won two championship in his six seasons in the SBL, while also reaching the league’s first 3000 points and 1000 rebound milestones. Lin had also won the scoring title, and Finals MVP awards during his time with the Taiwan Beer team.
In a high-profile move, Lin then made a jump to the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) in 2009, joining the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions and becoming the first SBL star to transfer to the CBA.
After playing 10 seasons in China, Lin was widely expected to attempt to make a move back home this offseason, and with the SBL in shambles, joining the Braves in the ABL seemed to be a no-brainer.
Lin is popular among Asian fans for his many international competitions with the Chinese Taipei team, reaching the peak of their success when they defeated the hosts Philippines to advance to the semifinals of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships, where he was named the best small forward in Asia.
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