Wei Long Wong

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Wei Long Wong
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No. 5 – Singapore Slingers
Position Point guard
League ASEAN Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-08-18) August 18, 1988 (age 28)
Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 171 lb (78 kg)
Career information
College Nanyang Technological University
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–present Singapore Slingers
Career highlights and awards

Wei Long Wong (born 18 August 1988 in Singapore) is a Singaporean professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Singapore Slingers in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). With his ability to knockdown the three ball at a high percentage, he has earned the nicknames of the Long-ranger and the Singapore Assassin.

ABL career[edit]

In 2008, Wei Long had a brief stint with the Singapore Slingers while the team was competing in the 2008/09 Singapore Challenge Series.

On August 2009, Wei Long signed a one-year contract to play for the Singapore Slingers along with 7 other local players.[1] He scored a season high of 14 points, including 4 3-pointers against the Brunei Barracudas on Oct 18, 2009, the opening night of the inaugural ASEAN Basketball League.

On 29 November 2011, Wei Long, together with Sheng Yu Lim and Desmond Oh, formed the first trio of Singaporeans that signed new contracts with the Slingers for the 2012 Asean Basketball League season.

For the 2013 season, pursuing a higher education at Nanyang Technological University, Wei Long signed a new contract with the Slingers with a partial commitment, which sees him missing out on most of the teams' away games. Wei Long switched his No 5 jersey to 8. Despite juggling his commitments between his studies and the team, 2013 became Wei Long's most outstanding season yet. He was nominated for the AirAsia player of the month for February, averaging 16.5 points in that month.[2] He was also honoured as one of the three best homegrown talents in the ASEAN region who averaged more than 10 points for their team.[3]

On 31 March, Wei Long scored his career-high of 29 points against the Saigon Heat, the most number of points ever scored by any local player in the team. This performance topped his previous career-high of 20 points against the same team on 17 February 2013, the Singapore Slingers Cancer Awareness night.[4]

In 2017, after the game against Kaohsiung Truth, Wong scored his 1000th ABL career points.[5]

ABL statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Singapore 16 0 10:20 .302 .351 .429 0.9 0.6 0.25 .0 3.2
2010–11 Singapore 15 0 5:30 .261 .143 .429 .3 .3 .0 .0 1.1
2012 Singapore 21 3 25:54 0.361 .291 .827 1.8 2.0 1.1 .0 9.1
2013 Singapore 14 1 22:24 .278 .361 .818 2.3 1.1 .9 .1 11.4

International career[edit]

Wei Long is also a member of the men's Singapore national basketball team. In the 2011 SEABA tournament, Wei Long averaged 17.0 points and 4.0 rebounds, and shot a team-high 45.8% from three-point range.

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