The Westports Malaysia Dragons or KL Dragons were formed by the joint effort of Malaysia’s very own Mr. Ruben Emir Gnanalingam, Dato’ Wira Dani Daim and Dato’ Sri Robin Tan Yeong Ching, young successful entrepreneurs who all have passion for sports.
The team owners agreed on the name “KL Dragons” as the Dragon represents a fierce yet benevolent character which also symbolizes strength, power and authority.
The vision of the KL Dragons is to create a regional platform of high performance sports and setting this Kuala Lumpur based squad as a self-sustaining professional basketball team. In order to achieve such a feat, the Dragons will be investing into facilities, infrastructure and player development to build and create an entertainment entity around basketball.
Dato’ Wira Dani Daim, President of the KL Dragons envisions a future for youths picking up basketball as a profession. He shares, “We will be creating another avenue for kids to participate in a healthy lifestyle and sports by giving them a target and show should they strive to rise to the top, they can eventually play the game they love as professional players,”
The KL Dragons’ home ground is known as the “Dragons’ Den” and currently holds a capacity of 2,500 seats and is located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
The Dragons’ title sponsor, Westports Malaysia, returns as the team’s title sponsor for the third year in a row. The team has qualified for the ABL playoffs in every season of the ABL and was the finalist in the league’s fifth season.
2016-2017 Regular Season Schedule
- ASEAN Basketball League
Westports Malaysia Dragons Roster
|0||Kuek Tian Yuan||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Forward||6'7"||190 lbs|
|Marcus Melvin||Westports Malaysia Dragons||6'9"||240 lbs.|
|1||Ma Chee Khuen||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Guard||5'11"||155 lbs|
|6||Skylar Spencer||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Center||6'10"||235 lbs.|
|7||Teo Kok Hou||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Guard||5'9"||160 lbs.|
|8||Choo Wei Hong||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Forward||6'5"||190 lbs|
|10||Syahrul Ridzuan Bin Rosli||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Forward||6'1"||170 lbs.|
|11||Wong Yi Hou||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Forward||6'5||170 lbs|
|13||Freddie Goldstein||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Guard||5'10||170 lbs|
|20||Loh Shee Fai||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Guard/Forward||6'4"||200 lbs|
|24||Joshua Munzon||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Guard, Forward||6'2''||203 lbs|
|27||Chun Hong Ting||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Forward||6'4||190 lbs|
|41||Ivan Yeo||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Forward/Center||6'5"||180 lbs|
|55||Kiwi Gardner||Westports Malaysia Dragons||Guard||5'7"||155 lbs.|
2016-2017 ABL Regular Season
|1||Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions||11||2||0.846||-||1146||1022||W6|
|6||Westports Malaysia Dragons||3||12||0.200||9||1182||1270||L2|