In order to screen the best squad to compete in the first qualifying round of the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 (FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Pre-Qualifiers), a series of names of Vietnamese basketball have just been convened. In particular, the frame includes veterans who have at least once “eaten selected” are Justin Young (Duong Vinh Luan), Khoa Tran, Nguyen Huynh Phu Vinh, Vo Kim Ban, Nguyen Anh Kiet, Du Minh An, Dang Thai Hung, Nguyen Van Hung and Le Hieu Thanh.
Justin Young, Dang Thai Hung, Le Hieu Thanh (from left to right) are experienced pitchers summoned to the Vietnamese basketball team this time.
Among these players, Justin Young was the captain of the Vietnamese men’s basketball team at the last 31 SEA Games (May 2022) in both 3×3 and 5×5 basketball content. The Vietnamese-born good player used to be one of the pillars that helped the Vietnamese basketball team win a historic bronze medal at SEA Games 30 and recently a silver medal at SEA Games 31. “In 2019 when the SEA Games were held in the Philippines, the ball was Vietnam basket has won the medal for the first time. The team also won many international tournaments. Competing in the FIBA Asia preliminary round is the next big step for Vietnamese basketball. This time, we will compete with teams in Asia, not just Southeast Asia,” shared Justin Young.
Vietnam 3×3 men’s basketball team won historic silver at SEA Games 31
Besides the experienced pitchers, the Vietnamese basketball team also welcomed a new breeze from young athletes including Tran Minh Hieu, Nguyen Van Thang and Nguyen Phuc Vinh. These pitchers have all confirmed their strength in the domestic league system and in professional clubs at VBA 2022, which just ended in September. This is also the first time, all three of these pitchers have been summoned. recruited in the 5×5 basketball content. Along with the names that have been announced by the host clubs to be called up to the team, many new players with outstanding achievements this year are also expected to be on the Vietnamese basketball team this time. Typically, there are Vietnamese-born pioneer Dominique Tham (VBA 2022’s most popular athlete), defender Huynh Vinh Quang (Internal soldier of the year at VBA 2022), defender Son Minh Tam…
Nguyen Phuc Vinh, Tran Minh Hieu, Nguyen Van Thang (from left to right) are called up to the Vietnamese basketball team for the first time
Coach Matt Van Pelt (left) leads the men’s 5×5 basketball team after many years as an assistant to former coach Kevin Yurkus
In particular, the Vietnamese basketball team will be led by coach Matt Van Pelt for the first time. He is the head coach who helped the men’s 3×3 basketball team win a historic silver at the 31st SEA Games and many times took on the task of working as an assistant to Mr. Kevin Yurkus – the former head coach of the Vietnamese basketball team for many years. Group D of the first qualifying round of the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 (FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Pre-Qualifiers) with the presence of the Vietnam men’s 5×5 basketball team will start competing from November 10 to 14 in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.
The schedule of the Vietnamese basketball team in Group D of the FIBA Asian Preliminary Round 2025
November 10: Vietnam team meets Tahiti team
November 12: Vietnam team meets Thailand team
November 13: Vietnam team meets Mongolian team
November 14: Vietnam team meets Malaysia team