VBA 5 Point Recap: Thang Long Warriors 95, Can Tho Catfish 80

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME (Series tied 2-2)   Another slow start for the Warriors. Everyone on the Thang Long Warriors not named Jaywuan Hill started the game off cold, with the team trailing by as many as 18 in the first...

VBA 5 Point Recap: Thang Long Warriors 73, Can Tho Catfish 68

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME (Series tied 1-1)   The Thang Long Warriors overcame a slow start. Things started off shaky for the home team in the first quarter as they were held to just 5-20 (25%) shooting from the field. The...

VBA 5 Point Recap: Can Tho Catfish 83, Thang Long Warriors 78

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME (Catfish lead series 1-0)   DeAngelo Hamilton's breakout game. Catfish import center DeAngelo Hamilton set the tone early on. By the end of the first half, the American already had himself a double-double with 15 points, 10...

VBA 5 Point Recap: Can Tho Catfish 77, Thang Long Warriors 74

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME (Catfish lead series 2-1)   'Tis the season for giving. Game three of the 2017 finals was a sloppy affair. Whether it was succumbing to pressure or just a lack of execution, both the Thang Long Warriors...

Hanoi Buffaloes in the ABL?

After the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) announced their final list of the nine teams that will see action in the 2017-2018 season, including three new teams and one returning club, Chief Operation Officer Jericho Ilagan confirmed that northern Vietnamese...

ASEAN Basketball League: Is there a one country, one team restriction?

“Totally untrue.” “The ABL Constitution states that up to two teams may play in one country, and if there is a third team joining, the first two teams have the right to approve (or deny) after the Board approves. The...
A picture of Henry Nguyen and Bilal Richardson talking to Ho Chi Minh City Wings players in VBA 2017

Questionable late-call leaves Wings’ Tuan Trung and Coach Ricky Magallanes searching for answers

The 2017 VBA season reached a climax on Tuesday night in an ill-tempered basketball battle between the Ho Chi Minh City Wings and Hanoi Buffaloes with both teams jostling for positioning for the final playoff spot. The capital’s team successfully...

VBA 5 Point Recap: Thang Long Warriors 79, Can Tho Catfish 64

FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE GAME (Series tied 2-2)   Jaywuan Hill had a big game. Facing elimination in a deciding finals game for a second year in a row, Jaywuan Hill came up big once again, only this time, he was on...

2017 VBA Week 4 Power Rankings

Week four of the 2017 VBA season gave fans a different but fun way to watch Vietnam basketball, featuring a mid-game power outage at CIS Sports Arena in Saigon. In a display of togetherness, phone screens lit up a...

2017 VBA Week 3 Power Rankings

The third week of action in the 2017 VBA season saw the departure of guard Ryan Arnold from the Hanoi Buffaloes along with movement within the middling ranks of the power rankings. The themes revolving around the top and...