Malaysia Basketball Association names a young but experienced line up for the upcoming SEABA Pre Qualifiers for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021. The qualifiers will be held from June 26-30 2018 at Stadium Mono 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand with the top four teams moving onto the next round of qualifiers in September 2018. The other countries participating will be Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Cambodia

The team will be coached by Australian, Brian Lester, who returns for his third stint as the national team coach, having previously coached from 1995-1996 and 2003-2006. He will be assisted by the former head coach of the Myanmar national team, Tan Kok Heng.

As preparations for the SEABA pre qualifiers, the team will be playing a warm up tournament in Xiamen, China from the 16th of June where they will potentially face opposition from China, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Australia.

The Malaysian roster is as follows:-

No. Name Height Weight Age Position Latest FIBA Tournament
0 Kuek Tian Yuan 198 cm 93 kg 26 Forward SEABA Cup 2016
5 Yew Yii Yan 172 cm 70 kg 21 Guard
7 Teo Kok Hou 175 cm 72 kg 23 Guard SEABA Championship 2017
8 Heng Yee Tong 178 cm 74 kg 20 Guard SEABA Championship 2017
10 Yek Liang Chun 190 cm 89 kg 21 Forward
11 Wong Yi Hou 191 cm 76 kg 21 Forward SEABA Cup 2016
15 Anthony Liew Wen Qian 194 cm 96 kg 22 Center SEABA Championship 2017
21 Mak Lok Seng 192 cm 95 kg 23 Center SEABA Championship 2017
27 Ting Chun Hong 188 cm 90 kg 22 Forward SEABA Championship 2017
30 Chin Zhi Shin 190 cm 92 kg 31 Forward SEABA Championship 2017
41 Ivan Yeo 195 cm 93 kg 25 Forward SEABA Cup 2016
71 Ong Wei Yong 177 cm 66 kg 24 Guard SEABA Championship 2017
  • The team has named Gan Hoong Hoong, Liew Wei Yuong and Chang Zi Fueng as standby players in the event of any injuries
Back row (L to R)- Chin Zhi Shin, Chang Zi Fueng, Yek Liang Chun, Kuek Tian Yuan, Anthony Liew, Mak Lok Seng, Ting Chun Hong
Front Row (L to R) -Wong Yi Hou, Ong Wei Yong, Teo Kok Hou, Heng Yee Tong, Gan Hoong Hoong, Yew Yii Yan, Liew Wei Yuong
* Missing- Ivan Yeo

Malaysia’s schedule will be as follows:-

Date Opponent Time (Local Time)
26/6/18 Indonesia 12.30 PM
27/6/18 Cambodia 1.00 PM
28/6/18 Thailand 3.30 PM
29/6/18 Singapore 1.00 PM
30/6/18 Brunei 6.15 PM


Full schedule of the games are at the link below