The Kuala Lumpur Dragons’ current lineup has been reinforced with promising local wing Ting Chun Hong for the remainder of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season.

Australian head coach Jamie Pearlman will now have an additional option to consider for the Dragons’ upcoming games within the regional league after Ting’s mother club NS Matrix agreed to the loan.

The 6’3” Malaysian local last played in the ABL during the 2017-18 season, where he averaged 8.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per contest.

Just 23 years old, Ting is recognized as a two-way player capable of delivering results in his assigned tasks. On the international stage, he has been the Malaysian national team’s go-to striker on offense, while also serving as a defensive cog in limiting opposing swingmen.

His addition to the Dragons, along with the returns of national team teammates Kuek Tian Yuan, Teoh Yi Kang, and Chin Cheng Wah, should serve as vital parts for Kuala Lumpur in its pursuit of a potential return back to the ABL playoffs.

Currently sitting at third place in the league’s standings, the Dragons have won 2-of-3 away games and will travel to Vietnam to face the Heat on January 5th, followed by a trip to Hong Kong for a game against Eastern on January 8th, before returning home to host the Formosa Dreamers on January 12th.

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