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Chang less than stellar in second appearance before NBA scouts

2012/04/14 19:05:45

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Taiwanese basketball player Jet Chang will have one more chance to impress NBA scouts at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament after his performance in a game on Friday was underwhelming.

The tournament, which invites 64 college seniors to showcase their skills for NBA scouts in an organized setting, has given a stage to players such as John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Jeremy Lin before they became stars.

Chang, one of only three NCAA Division II players participating in the event, is hoping to use the tourney event to improve his stock among NBA teams before the league's college draft later this year, but his performance Friday night in the Virginia town did not help his cause.

He scored six points on just 2-11 shooting and had one rebound, five assists and two steals in 27 minutes of action for his Sales System Ltd. team in its 89-87 victory over the Mike Duman team.

Chang, nicknamed Jet for his speed on the court, was 0-5 from the floor before halftime, and he ended up as the only player on his team not to score in double figures.

He was better in his team's first game Thursday night against the Roger Brown team, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds and a blocked shot in a losing cause.

Chang will have one final shot to impress the scouts Saturday night when his Sales System Ltd. team goes up against Norfolk Sports Club in the final of the tournament's consolation bracket.

(By Lung Po-an and Jamie Wang)