The Sharks’ roster is set to be reinforced in the next couple of weeks following the announcement that the former Div II college standout Tseng Hsieng ‘Jet’ Chang will be joining up with the team in the next fortnight or so once the twenty-three year old completes his national service in his native Taiwan.Chang, an all-action 6″4 shooting guard, who spent his college days playing for BYU Hawai’i went undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft but was still invited to several pre-draft try-outs with teams including Boston, Dallas and both LA teams, and was reportedly highly regarded by those organisations. He would later spend time in the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League team along with former Sharks forward, Mike Harris
His signing was seen by many fans in Shanghai as a bit of a coup and that the Taiwanese guard, who has played for his national team since 2009, had the potential to be a real weapon coming off the bench. However, his national service obligations derailed his attempts to join the Sharks during the preseason and he has only now received clearance to join up with his new team that obviously includes fellow countryman, Tseng Wen-ting.
Given that he has missed the preseason and will need to get up to speed with both his teammates and the Sharks’ playing style, Chang will presumably not be featuring in the side until early January. However, when he does suit up, it is hoped that his ability to get hot will give an extra boost to the Sharks bench as the team looks to climb the table.
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