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Basketball: Slingers’ Wong Wei Long named ABL Local MVP

Wong Wei Long in action for the Singapore Slingers. Photo: ABL.

Wong Wei Long starred for Singapore Slingers. Photo: ABL.

November 5, 2014: Wong Wei Long has been voted this year’s AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League Local Most Valuable Player after a standout season with the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers.

 

Wong won the award ahead of Hi-Tech Bangkok City’s high-flyer Wutipong Dasom and Westports Malaysia Dragons shooter Loh Shee Fai.

 

“A big thank you to the Singapore Slingers for giving me an opportunity to join the big family and for providing me with the platforms for me to grow and improve both as a person and a player,” Wong said.

 

“Not to forget our head and assistant coaches who have put in much time and effort into the team. I am fortunate to have my teammates with me on this amazing life journey.”

 

Known for his fearlessness when driving to the rim and his sharpshooting, Wong took his game to new heights in his fifth season with the Slingers. This year, the 26-year-old guard guided the Slingers to a 12-8 record and into the playoffs, the third seeds losing to Bangkok City in the semis.

 

The five-foot 10-inch guard earned the Local MVP award after an outstanding regular season, finishing as the best scorer among all local players with 11 points per game. Stats aside, Wong emerged as a natural leader on the court, never afraid to take big shots at the end of the game.

 

Wong’s big games included the 77-74 home win over the Saigon Heat on August 3 at the OCBC Arena, where he poured in a season-best 23 points. On September 12, Wong again turned on the Heat when – with the game on the line – he knocked down three clutch shots to give the Slingers 76-73 road victory.

 

Source: ASEAN Basketball League (www.aseanbasketballleague.com); Editing by SportAsia

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