Wong Wei Long has been in the ABL since the very beginning. The then-21-year old donned the Singapore Slingers colors in the league’s inaugural season. And for the next 7 years, Wong would be one of Singapore’s golden boys.
From starting as a young prospect, the 5’9″ point guard bloomed into one of the league’s best locals. Dubbed as the Singapore Assasin, Wong Wei Long’s shooting prowess earned him back-to-back Local MVPs — making him the first player to win the award multiple times.
In 2016 and 2017, Wong and the Slingers would make it to the ABL Finals two seasons in a row. But despite his best efforts, the Slingers fell short both times — losing to the Westports Malaysia Dragons and Hong Kong Eastern respectively.
After sitting out for the 2017-2018 season, Wong Wei Long returned to the league after signing with the BTN CLS Knights Indonesia. New rules introduced by the league before the 2018-2019 season allowed Wong to play as a local for the Knights due to his mother being born in Indonesia.
Now wearing the Knights’ purple instead of the Slingers’ red, Wong proved that he was still the same player. Throughout the season, Wong shot 42% from long range and eventually broke the all-time record for Most Career Threes Made.
After a rocky season, Wong and the Knights clawed their way to the 2019 Finals. And as fate would have it, who would be there waiting for them? The Singapore Slingers.
The series was a back-and-forth battle with the fifth and final game held at the OCBC Arena in Singapore. Playing in his old home against his former team, Wong Wei Long would have the biggest moment of his entire career. With 50 seconds remaining and with the scores even, Wong made his patented long-range bomb to give the Knights the lead. The Knights would finish the series as Champions — finally giving Wong Wei Long an ABL title.
With an illustrious career under his belt, Wong Wei Long has more than proven that he is well-deserving of a spot in the Final 21.
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