In the 26th match, the Nha Trang Dolphins suffered a loss when foreign striker Flenard Whitfield was injured again after a powerful dunk. Immediately, coach Todd Purves found a way to strengthen the force when activating a 14-day contract with a new foreign player, Avery Scharer.
Avery Scharer (right) did not respond to expectations from Nha Trang Dolphins Club
Avery Scharer is a famous Filipino-American pitcher in Southeast Asia. This 1m85-tall defender once won the Thai professional championship (TBL 2018) and helped the Westpost Malaysia Dragons Club to become the runner-up of the Southeast Asian professional basketball tournament (ABL 2014).
In the Thai professional basketball tournament (TBL – Thailand Basketball League), Avery Scharer won the best defender of the year 3 times in a row (2016 – 2018). He also holds the record for most points in a match with 64 points.
Once famous in the Thai basketball tournament, but Avery Scharer disappeared when he played for Nha Trang Dolphins against Thang Long Warriors
The last time he played in July, in the Dunkin’ Raptors shirt, Avery Scharer had a great record with an average of 34.3 points, 15.3 catches and 6.9 assists per game. With the ability to average over 30 points/match in the Thai tournament, Avery Scharer is expected to be the pitcher to help Nha Trang Dolphins win at home Thang Long Warriors, the team is in low form with a losing streak of 5 consecutive matches. next.
However, he played weakly with only 10 points after 40/40 minutes of playing. In which, the rate of finishing from the outer 3-point circle of the Thai superstar is 0% (0/4). The low performance of the thrower born in 1986 partly caused the Nha Trang Dolphins to receive a 93-82 defeat against Thang Long Warriors. Along with the previous loss at the beginning of the week, the Nha Trang Dolphins were empty-handed after a trip to the home field of two Hanoi basketball representatives, Hanoi Buffaloes and Thang Long Warriors. This is also the third consecutive loss of coach Todd Purves and his team.
Nha Trang Dolphins Club is unstable in terms of personnel at an important time to compete for tickets to the semi-finals of VBA 2022
Although the team is still ranked 4th on the VBA 2022 rankings, with the strong rise from Danang Dragons and Thang Long Warriors, Nha Trang Dolphins need more victories to consolidate tickets to the semi-finals of VBA 2022. With a short contract. For example, Avery Scharer may still have 1 or 2 more matches to prove his worth. The next match of Nha Trang Dolphins will take place at home at 19:30 on August 3 against the leading team in the rankings Saigon Heat.
VBA rankings on July 31:
Team Place Win Win Loss Win Rate 1 Saigon Heat 8 7 1 87% 2 Ho Chi Minh City Wings 8 6 2 75% 3 Hanoi Buffaloes 7 4 3 57% 4 Nha Trang Dolphins 8 4 4 50% 5 Danang Dragons 10 4 6 40% 6 Thang Long Warriors 9 3 6 33% 7 Cantho Catfish 8 1 7 12%