ALLEN – The Wesley Christian School boys’ basketball program is being well-represented on a big international stage. Wesley Christian School guard Benson Lin entered the week averaging 23 points per outing for Chinese Taipei in the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship.
The Chinese Taipei team represents Taiwan and Lin is leading the talented squad.
A player from Chicago with eight NCAA Division 1 offers, Lin reached double figures in Chinese Taipei’s pool play games versus USA, Egypt and Turkey. Lin scored 30 points in a pool play game against Egypt.
“We are proud of what Benson Lin is accomplishing on an international level,” said Wesley Christian School Coach David Meddings. “He gets a chance to represent his country but he’s also representing Wesley Christian and Eastern Kentucky. The players he is competing against on the FIBA u17 level are the teams and players that will be representing their countries in the Olympics in four years.”
Earlier in the year, Lin played in the prestigious Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center in New York.
Lin was Chinese Taipei’s leading scorer at the 2015 FIBA Asia U16 Championship with a 21.9 points per game average. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.1 assists per outing for Chinese Taipei in the 2015 event.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.