The Progression of Asian Basketball in Atlanta, Georgia
Asian basketball has become stronger and more organized in Atlanta, Georgia. In the
has managed a league for some of the best Asian ballers in the
area. The last few years Oriental Basketball League
has continued the tradition and provided a
place for top Asian ballers to compete and show their talent. Players
now have a league of their
own and a chance to win championships and prizes. They now have a reason to practice,
and work on their game. Players now have a place to not only play against some of the best Asian
also a place to play with their friends, school buddies, or work colleagues.
Basketball League, game stats are kept so players can see how they
performed each game and whether they improved.
Stats also provide an objective way for players to
measure themselves against one another. Of course there are a
lot of intangibles that cannot
be measured and do not show up on the stat sheet. The good players, however, will
tend to fill
the stat sheet - whether its points, rebounds, or defensive stats. At the end of the day,
is about scoring and rebounding. Teams who can outscore their opponents will win games.
Players who can score
and rebound can help teams win games.
Oriental Basketball League is currently in its 9th season, running
about 3 seasons a
year. From the beginning a team called Teddy Bears has dominated the league, winning 3
and being runner-up 3 times. Teddy Bears has been around for a long time and has won many championships in other
leagues and tournaments. Their point guard Timmy Dam has
successfully built teams over the years and has created
a dynasty. Bo Noung has joined Teddy
Bears for the past couple seasons and has helped them win many games. He has
also won multiple
league and Finals MVP. Bo Noung is a lethal scorer who has dominated Asian basketball for a
Planeteers is another team that had success in Oriental Basketball League, winning 2
championships. David Noh is the center piece for those two championship teams. He is
a strong inside player with
an uncanny ability to finish around the basket. He is a gym rat
and lives in the weight room. Planeteers blew away
the competition and won each game by huge
margins. They dominated opponents with their size, skill, and excellent
team play. David Noh has
also played for other teams in his career. His team this season is called Chunju. They
undefeated in the regular season so far and are poised to win a championship.
players to emerge from Oriental Basketball League include players like
Eric Tran, Dang Tran, Mike Yoo, Shun Gokita,
Phil Shin, and Kevin Lee. In the next article we will
discuss these players and what makes them so good.
written by Tol Chan