Joining the 12 men squad of Saigon for the ABL 9 will be the 2 promising rising star of Vietnames basketball, Tim Waale and Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh.

With the success of the youth development program recently, Saigon Heat have presented lots of promising young talents. All the 18, 19 and 20 year old players have shown their incredible talent, their relentless effort every game, and their bright future for Vietnamese basketball. Continuing that direction, the coaching staff of Saigon Heat have recently select Vo Kim Ban, the “Young player of the year” of VBA 2018, to be the 12th member of the squad for ABL 9.

Moreover, 2 other young talents from Jr.Heat, which are Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh and Tim Waale will join the team as “special developmental role”. This is a “no brainer” decision, since both of them had a successful season and amazing performance. While Tim became a rebound machine, adding the grind, the grit and the toughness to Saigon Heat, then Vinh always showed up everytime he got a chance. And after 2 years playing for Cantho Catfish for a loan contract, it is time for him to go back home and play for the Heat.

Tim Waale and Phu Vinh are two young talents from the Jr.Heat.

Coach Kyle has high hope on his young talents: “We are very excited and optimistic about the future of both Tim and Vin. They have tremendous potential that must be cultivated and developed. Both need work in different areas but both a major pieces to the future of the SGH if they continue to grow and develop under our supervision. I want them to improve and I want to make sure they are getting better everyday.”

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