SINGAPORE SLINGERS TO PARTICIPATE IN MERLION CUP 2016
SINGAPORE, 11 MAY 2016: The Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) is pleased to announce that the Singapore Slingers will be participating in the Merlion Cup 2016. The competition, to be held in Singapore from 21st to 25 September 2016, will see Teams from Shanghai, Australia,Taiwan,Malaysia face hosts Singapore.
This will be the first tournament of the year for the Singapore Slingers after it participated in the ABL 2016 which they were the Runners-up.
Fixtures for the Merlion Cup Tournament
|21 Sep 2016Saturday||2.30pm||Thailand vs Singapore|
|25 Sep 2016Sunday||2.30pm||Singapore vs Malaysia|
Please find appended below the s quad lists for the Singapore Slingers:
In a lead up to the Merlion Cup, there would be a FIBA 3x3 tournament island-wide commencing in August which is Co-organised with Sports Singapore.
Basketball started in Singapore as early as 1925, attracting interest and participation from numerous schools. However, it was only in 1934 when the Singapore Basketball & Volleyball Association was set up, and from then on, a steady development of basketball ensued, culminating in the organisation of a Malaysia and Singapore Basketball Championship that greatly increased the exposure of Singapore to basketball. In 1939, the Chinese Sports Improvement Council replaced the Singapore Basketball & Volleyball Association and became the centre of basketball promotion; the Council can be said as the first instance of BAS.