The Malaysia National Team recently completed an exhibition tour in New Zealand during 18-30 July in preparation heading into SEA Games 2017 which they will host.
13 Players were called up to participate the exhibition tour which saw the National Team play 6 games against a select group of teams in New Zealand. Among those call-ups were Westports Malaysia Dragon stars Kuek Tian Yuan, Loh Shee Fai, Teo Kok Hou and Wong Yi Hou who were all heavy contributors to the national team during this period. Also included were Choo Wei Hong, Ma Chee Kheun, Ivan Yeo and Ting Chun Hong who played with the Dragons last season as well. Seasoned veteran Chee Li Wei was also a solid presence inside for the Malaysia National Team, despite not having playing in the ABL for the Dragons since 2013.
Malaysia would win 3 out of 6 games during this trip highlighted with a clash with the HoopNation NZ select team that featured New Zealand National Team stars like the Webster brothers (Corey & Tai), Isaac Fotu, and Mika Vukona. Head Coach Goh Cheng Huat (KL Dragons Assistant Head Coach) should be pleased with the level of competition his team was able to face.
Cover Photos: Cameron Walker, HoopNation NZ