A Taiwanese basketball team, Fubon Braves, has announced on Friday that it has accomplished a deal with Joseph Lin, the younger brother of Jeremy Lin, a Taiwanese-American basketball player who currently plays for Charlotte Hornets. Fubon Braves had joined the Taiwan-based Super Basketball League (SBL) in 2014.
According to The China Post, the general manager of Fubon Braves, Chris Tsai, revealed to the media that the team came to a decision to recruit junior Lin to boost backcourt. He said that the team had a close watch at him and his performance for years and tracked his improvement and growth every year.
“Our coaching staff think Lin is a smart player who learns things very quickly. He also has great shooting touch and a positive attitude – all of these are perfect traits for a point guard,” Tsai echoed.
There is no official declaration of his salary with Fubon Braves, but he is said to have signed a two-year contract earning NT$120,000 per month. The 27 year-old elder brother became flamboyant while posting the announcement of the news on Facebook.
The 23-years old Joseph recently graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a major in Economics. As reported by NBC News, the statistics of Joseph available on the Hamilton College website reveals that he (185 centimeter and 68 kilogram) played 72 games for Hamilton, of which 10 he played as a starting guard. He also recorded 320 points (4.4/gm), 18 blocked shots, 156 rebounds, 46 steals, 150 assists and 31 three-pointers so far. He is said to have achieved three varsity letters. Those were named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Second Team.
Joseph seems to have potential to make a mark in his basketball career like his elder brother, Jeremy. Tsai said in a conversation with NBC News that he had demonstrated outstanding poise, superior level of shooting touch and high basketball IQ while he was minutely observed during his tryout for Fubon Braves.
Photo Source: Instagram/Joseph Lin