The first Vietnamese-born player to appear in the NBA Draft Combine 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:39 AM (GMT+7)

The NBA has announced the list of 69 players participating in the Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2021, including Vietnamese-born player Johnny Juzang.

Johnny Juzang is in high form

Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2021 will be held from June 21 to 27 at the Wintrust arena and the Marriott Marquis hotel in Chicago, USA. This is the event that kicks off the NBA’s selection process, looking for qualified players for the 2021 NBA Draft on July 29. Then from the NBA Draft, 30 teams of the American professional basketball league were in turn to select new players to join their teams.

Impressive in the list of 69 athletes is the appearance of Johnny Juzang of the UCLA Bruins team (USA). The 20-year-old young player has a Vietnamese mother. More interestingly, Johnny’s brother is Christian Juzang – the 2020 VBA champion, who lived in Vietnam and played for the Saigon Heat team.

Possessing a height of 1m98 and a weight of 95kg, both the scoring defender (SG) and the auxiliary striker (SF) are the strengths of the young Vietnamese player. After shining at the March Madness season at the NCAA (American college basketball tournament), many scouts and experts have predicted Johnny has the ability to make the first 14 picks in the NBA.

If that turns out to be true, the UCLA player will make history as the first Asian-American player to make it to the shortlist, becoming an inspiration for younger players to boldly thrive in the future. at a time when the anti-Asian movement was on the rise.

Johnny Juzang is currently keeping an impressive performance, being rated 4 stars by both 247Sports and ESPN and ranked 33rd in the US. This is a very high rating that ESPN gives J.Juzang among the players participating in the 2020 NBA Draft.

In 27 matches at the NCAA 2020-2021, the Vietnamese-born player averaged 16.0 points, 4.1 rebounds (catching the ball from the backboard) and 1.6 assists (the decisive pass to help teammates score directly).

With his ability and playing technique, Johnny is receiving a lot of attention after announcing his participation in the 2021 NBA Draft but still keeping his status as an NCAA player.

At Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2021, players will be interviewed with the NBA team and participate in 5×5 matches, shooting exercises, endurance and agility from June 22 to June 25. The 5×5 matches will be broadcast live on two channels ESPN2 and ESPNU on June 24-25.

Outstanding players selected from the NBA G League Elite Camp 2021 (taking place from June 19 to June 21 at the Wintrust arena) will be invited to attend the Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2021.



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