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09-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Link (http://www.draftbrasil.net/wordpress/?p=2253) (in portuguese)

Here (http://www.translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.draftbrasil.net%2Fwordpress%2F% 3Fp%3D2253&sl=pt&tl=en&history_state0=&swap=1) is a Google Translation of it.

Pictures of the excursion here (http://s728.photobucket.com/albums/ww283/alfredolauria/Universo%20na%20China/?albumview=grid).

sinobball
09-21-2009, 08:10 PM
The teams are:

Universo/BRB (Brazil)
Bayi Rockets (China)
Qingdao Eagles (China)
Santa Barbara Breakers (USA)

Very limited coverage in China of this event. The Breakers are a team that plays in the semi-professional West Coast Pro Basketball League in California, and the traveling squad is probably much different than their WCBL team. Bayi has Wang Zhizhi and almost their entire squad while Qingdao is missing some players but still has 1 import Frans Steyn. Both Chinese teams, as usual, give a lot of minutes to youngsters in meaningless tournaments like this.

09-21-2009, 08:27 PM
The teams are:

Universo/BRB (Brazil)
Bayi Rockets (China)
Qingdao Eagles (China)
Santa Barbara Breakers (USA)

Very limited coverage in China of this event. The Breakers are a team that plays in the semi-professional West Coast Pro Basketball League in California, and the traveling squad is probably much different than their WCBL team. Bayi has Wang Zhizhi and almost their entire squad while Qingdao is missing some players but still has 1 import Frans Steyn. Both Chinese teams, as usual, give a lot of minutes to youngsters in meaningless tournaments like this.

Yep, Universo probably used this as a preparation for the next NBB season. Winning the tournament isn't very relevant.

Edit: Just read that Alex and Giovannoni (the best players from Universo/BRB) didn't play in this games as well.