The Can Tho Catfish have acquired guard Nguyen Phu Hoang from Hanoi Buffaloes, it was announced today via VBA social media page. In exchange, Hanoi will receive the 4th overall pick of the 2018 VBA draft.
Hoang averaged 7.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assist per game last season. Hoang has built close relationship with the Dinh Brothers from last year’s SEA Games and is currently playing for Mekong United in the Thailand Basketball Super League, which is led by Head Coach Kevin Yurkus. With the Dinh Bros and Hoang playing together in TBSL, it doesn’t look like they’ll have a hard time meshing together in the upcoming VBA season.