And the last name for the 12 man squad that coach Kyle Julius will bring to ABL 9 is none other than Vo Kim Ban, the 18 year old player from Jr. Heat (the youth development program of Saigon Heat), who just won the “Young Player of the year” award of VBA 2018.
Ban is really excited when he heard the news: “Last year I got the chance to participated at ABL but only as a practice player, however this year, I got into the active roster. The whole team are super talented, and we work so hard everyday, so when I found out I got selected by coach Kyle, coach Dave and coach Canh, I was so happy and honored. I will try my best, and work even harder, to improve my game, and to make history for Saigon Heat!”
In this past year we saw huge improvement with our young talent. In his 2nd VBA season, Vo Kim Ban made a strong statement about his game, mentioning his toughness, his grit, and his relentless effort at both ends. The 18 year old youth is already an irreplaceable player of the Heat, and his dominant performance earned him the award “Young Player of the year”.
Coach Kyle has high hope in his young talent: “Ban is a strong young player who has displayed good skills and a tremendous work ethic. He has a long way to go but we feel he has the toughness and physical tools to eventually become a very important piece to the success of the Saigon Heat.”
VIDEO: Highlight VO KIM BAN.