Basketball: Singapore Slingers committed to developing local players for national team and growing the sport here

The Singapore Slingers have played a pivotal role in nurturing local talent like 23-year-old power forward Delvin Goh for the national team and providing them with a viable professional career path.
The Singapore Slingers have played a pivotal role in nurturing local talent like 23-year-old power forward Delvin Goh for the national team and providing them with a viable professional career path.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

ABL basketball franchise is committed to develop local players and grow the sport here

With five pre-season wins under their belt, the Singapore Slingers have good reason to believe they are ready for another title tilt in the Asean Basketball League (ABL).

Ahead of their opening tip-off against Formosa Dreamers tomorrow, coach Neo Beng Siang, whose men suffered agonising defeats in the 2016 and 2017 Finals, said: "We were disappointed to lose in the play-offs last season, but our targets have not changed - we want to go for the championship."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2018, with the headline 'These Slingers are here to stay'. Print Edition | Subscribe