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VBA player finds storybook ending at last U23 tournament

VBA player finds storybook ending at last U23 tournament

Tuesday, February 08, 2022, 10:33 GMT+7
VBA player finds storybook ending at last U23 tournament
Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh won the National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship in 2019 (left) and 2021 with XSKT Hau Giang 1. Photo: VBA

The 2.03-meter center for the Vietnamese national basketball team Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh ended his last national 3x3 U23 basketball tournament with a gold medal for XSKT Hau Giang 1.

‘King’ of the tourney

XSKT Hau Giang 1 won the 2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship with superior strength – staging a knockout by gaining 21 points before time was up in both the semifinal and the final against Hanoi 1 and Air Defense - Air Force 2, respectively.

The semifinals between the four strongest teams in Vietnamese basketball were dramatic and concluded with unexpected results as Air Defense - Air Force 2 made a surprising upset of Ho Chi Minh City 1.

In the second semifinal, Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh and his teammates overwhelmed Hanoi 1 by 21-9. 

In addition to outstanding strength, XSKT Hau Giang 1 also enjoyed a personnel advantage as Dinh Nhat Thanh of Hanoi 1 was disqualified for two unsportsmanlike fouls after two other consecutive fouls against Vo Kim Ban and Huynh Thanh Tam.

Thanh’s foul left Vo Kim Ban, a player for Saigon Heat in the VBA, bleeding from his chin. Fortunately, the injury was not serious.

With a height of 2.03 meters, Phu Vinh left his mark the last time he attended the National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship.

The now 24-year-old center protected the area near XSKT Hau Giang 1’s basket racking up quite a few strong blocks. 

In addition, the remaining players of XSKT Hau Giang 1 were all high-class shooters, contributing to the team’s comprehensive playing style .

As for Phu Vinh, this is the second time that he has won this tournament following the first in 2019.

XSKT Hau Giang 1 won the 2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship. Photo: VBA

XSKT Hau Giang 1 won the 2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship. Photo: VBA

Mekong Delta basketball remains strong side

XSKT Hau Giang 1 lost only one match against Ho Chi Minh City 1 in the group stage at the National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship.

Although Phu Vinh will no longer attend the future seasons of the championship because he is overage now, XSKT Hau Giang 1, the representative of Mekong Delta basketball, is still considered a strong side and should continue to dominate the National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship for many more years.

In addition, the youth tournament organized by the Vietnam Basketball Federation also found many potential new players for the national 3x3 U23 basketball team to participate in international competitions in the upcoming years, with the SEA Games being the soonest to take place.

“This is my last U23 prize,” Phu Vinh shared with emotion on the podium receiving his team’s medal. 

“Try your best in the coming years, Huynh Thanh Tam, Nguyen Anh Kiet, Son Minh Tam. 

“Thank you, Vo Kim Ban, for still being okay. 

“Thank you everyone for watching and supporting the team.”

2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship

The 2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship for players born from 1998 took place from December 10 to 12, 2021 in Nha Trang City with the competition of ten men’s teams, who were divided into two groups, and four women’s teams.

XSKT Hau Giang 1 won the championship, Air Defense - Air Force 2 were the runners-up and Hanoi 1 and Ho Chi Minh City 1 both claimed bronze medals.

The women’s gold medal went to Hanoi 1, the silver went to Novaland Ho Chi Minh City, while Hanoi 2 and Binh Thuan won bronze medals.

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The 2.03-meter center for the Vietnamese national basketball team Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh ended his last national 3x3 U23 basketball tournament with a gold medal for XSKT Hau Giang 1.

‘King’ of the tourney

XSKT Hau Giang 1 won the 2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship with superior strength – staging a knockout by gaining 21 points before time was up in both the semifinal and the final against Hanoi 1 and Air Defense - Air Force 2, respectively.

The semifinals between the four strongest teams in Vietnamese basketball were dramatic and concluded with unexpected results as Air Defense - Air Force 2 made a surprising upset of Ho Chi Minh City 1.

In the second semifinal, Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh and his teammates overwhelmed Hanoi 1 by 21-9. 

In addition to outstanding strength, XSKT Hau Giang 1 also enjoyed a personnel advantage as Dinh Nhat Thanh of Hanoi 1 was disqualified for two unsportsmanlike fouls after two other consecutive fouls against Vo Kim Ban and Huynh Thanh Tam.

Thanh’s foul left Vo Kim Ban, a player for Saigon Heat in the VBA, bleeding from his chin. Fortunately, the injury was not serious.

With a height of 2.03 meters, Phu Vinh left his mark the last time he attended the National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship.

The now 24-year-old center protected the area near XSKT Hau Giang 1’s basket racking up quite a few strong blocks. 

In addition, the remaining players of XSKT Hau Giang 1 were all high-class shooters, contributing to the team’s comprehensive playing style .

As for Phu Vinh, this is the second time that he has won this tournament following the first in 2019.

XSKT Hau Giang 1 won the 2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship. Photo: VBA

XSKT Hau Giang 1 won the 2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship. Photo: VBA

Mekong Delta basketball remains strong side

XSKT Hau Giang 1 lost only one match against Ho Chi Minh City 1 in the group stage at the National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship.

Although Phu Vinh will no longer attend the future seasons of the championship because he is overage now, XSKT Hau Giang 1, the representative of Mekong Delta basketball, is still considered a strong side and should continue to dominate the National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship for many more years.

In addition, the youth tournament organized by the Vietnam Basketball Federation also found many potential new players for the national 3x3 U23 basketball team to participate in international competitions in the upcoming years, with the SEA Games being the soonest to take place.

“This is my last U23 prize,” Phu Vinh shared with emotion on the podium receiving his team’s medal. 

“Try your best in the coming years, Huynh Thanh Tam, Nguyen Anh Kiet, Son Minh Tam. 

“Thank you, Vo Kim Ban, for still being okay. 

“Thank you everyone for watching and supporting the team.”

2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship

The 2021 National 3x3 U23 Basketball Championship for players born from 1998 took place from December 10 to 12, 2021 in Nha Trang City with the competition of ten men’s teams, who were divided into two groups, and four women’s teams.

XSKT Hau Giang 1 won the championship, Air Defense - Air Force 2 were the runners-up and Hanoi 1 and Ho Chi Minh City 1 both claimed bronze medals.

The women’s gold medal went to Hanoi 1, the silver went to Novaland Ho Chi Minh City, while Hanoi 2 and Binh Thuan won bronze medals.

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