Hanoi basketball teams recruit Americans

By Hoang Nguyen   June 1, 2021 | 03:30 am PT
Hanoi basketball teams recruit Americans
The new foreign players of Thang Long Warriors, Bryan Coleman and Timothy Guers. Photo courtesy of Thang Long Warriors.
Hanoi Buffaloes and Thang Long Warriors have signed American players to strengthen their squad ahead of the national basketball championship.

Thang Long have got Bryan Coleman, 29, a two-meter power forward who has played for Wayne State University in the U.S. and professional club teams in Finland, Norway and Germany. He is known for his speed and ability to sink three-pointers.

The club have also signed Tim Guers, 25, who played for Saint Anselm College in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and, over four years, became their top scorer in history with 2,327 points.

Before coming to Vietnam, he had spells in Australia and Luxembourg. The 1.89-meter tall point guard is a versatile player who can distribute the ball, score from long distances and drive into the box.

Hanoi Buffaloes only recruited one foreign player this season since they kept center Mike Bell after his impressive performance last year and Anthony Moody, a point guard.

While smallish for a basketball player (1.85 m), he possesses great pace and dribbling skills.

With the new signings, the two Hanoi clubs have completed their transfer plans for the new VBA season, which was supposed to start on June 4 but was pushed back after a new Covid-19 wave began.

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