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Jeremy Lin to return to Taiwan this week

2012/07/30 19:30:25

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Jeremy Lin, who captivated the world with his meteoric rise from obscurity with the New York Knicks earlier this year, will make a highly anticipated return to Taiwan this week, a marketing firm announced Monday.

The date of Lin's arrival was not released, however, because of his family's concerns for the NBA star's privacy, according to Flight Marketing, which will host a press conference for Lin on Aug. 5.

It will be the first time Lin visits Taiwan since gaining fame with the Knicks and then signing a three-year US$25 million contract to play for the Houston Rockets.

Lin, whose parents were born in Taiwan, last visited the country in August 2011 to participate in a basketball camp.

Lin's first public event will be on Aug. 4 in Taipei, where he will share his basketball skills with some local point guards at a sponsor's event.

The 23-year-old will then fly to China for a basketball camp before returning to Taiwan in late August to host a similar camp Aug. 27-30 for a group of 120 young players, who will be selected from among 2,000 hopefuls, the marketing firm said.

Lin will also attend an evangelical gathering hosted by a local television station on Sept. 2.

(By Lin Hung-han and Nell Shen)