VN debut at regional basketball tourney

Update: May, 13/2017 - 09:00
Việt Nam will take part in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship on May 13. — Photo SEABA
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam play Thailand in their first match at the high stakes Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship on May 13.

The tournament, with seven participants, kicked off yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, the Philippines.

Việt Nam is for the first time sending an all-pro national team to this competition, and that alone is a historic step in the right direction.

The SEABA Championship ends on May 18. The champion will earn SEABA’s lone ticket to the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 and will represent the sub-zone in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.

Hosts Philippines defeated Thailand to win last year’s title in Bangkok. — VNS