Xavier legends Tang, Yeo come out of hiatus to bolster Mighty 5
Former Xavier School stars hope to have a happy reunion in Dubai as they will see action for Mighty Sports in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship on Feb. 1 to 9.
Ex-Rain or Shine guard TY Tang will make a comeback from retirement—however briefly—as he teams up with a former high school teammate in Joseph Yeo for Mighty Sports.
Tang and Yeo, former hotshots out of Xavier High School, will bolster the club team in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship.
Tang retired four years ago at a young age of 30 and has spent the past few years as coach of St. Benilde in the NCAA. Now 34, the 5-foot-6 Tang believes age is just a number, claiming he’s ready to prove he can still ball.
Tang, Yeo and Charles Tiu formed the deadly trio for the Golden Stallions that waged epic battles with rival Chiang Kai Shek College in the golden era of Metro Tiong Lian League.
“I’m hoping they can still deliver the punches. They were Xavier’s formidable trio during their time,” said team owner Alex Wongchuking, who also once played for Xavier sometime in the 70s.
Tiu, who dabbles as anchor of CNN, will call the shots for the team and will get valuable help from nine-time PBA champion coach Jong Uichico.
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