Vietnamese pro basketball team sign two American players

By Hoang Nguyen   May 29, 2021 | 04:15 pm GMT+7
Vietnamese pro basketball team sign two American players
DeQuan Bracey (L) and Quincy Cole are two new players of Saigon Heat. Photo courtesy of Saigon Heat.
Saigon Heat, defending champions of national basketball league VBA, have successfully recruited American players DaQuan Bracey and Quincy Cole for the new season.

Quincy Hankins Cole has an impressive height of 2.03 meters (sit feet eight) and weighs 109 kilograms. The 31-year-old power forward promises to be a great addition to Saigon’s squad with his physique and defensive skill.

Cole has played basketball for more than 10 years, starting in the U.S.’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I before joining pro leagues in Australia, Iceland, Finland and France.

With experience in different leagues, Cole is expected to adapt quickly to the VBA environment and form a solid team with the shooting guards.

The formidable DaQuan Bracey, despite his limited 1.8-meter height, was the number one point guard of Louisiana Tech in NCAA Division I over four years.

With 109 games in NCAA Division I, "DayDay" has become the third player in Louisiana Tech’s history to score over 1,400 points (1,477) and more than 500 assists (508).

Besides great ball distribution, Bracey is also a quality three-point shooter. In his last season for Louisiana Tech, his three-point conversion rate was 44.5 percent.

Saigon also added a Vietnamese origin player into their roster. Michael Truong from Virginia, 1.8 meters tall, can play as a point guard or shooting guard.

VBA was supposed to start on June 4, but the date was pushed back due to the new wave of Covid-19 in the country.

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