Our third CPL 12 of 2021 stars an icon of a man, Dat Nguyen! Along with being a sensational human, Dat is the captain of the Division 3 team WaterMalones, and if you’re like us, you’d love to learn a little more about him… so here we go:
- What’s your name?
- Now tell us your nickname.
fat cat, timon, azns3nzazn
- Who do you play for in the CPL?
Watermalones (previously Team Rocket)
- What position do you play on the court?
Point guard because I’m way too small to play anything else.
- What jersey number do you wear and why?
8 because I’m Asian and it’s a lucky number.
- What do you do outside of basketball?
Ball is life! And legit I think about it most of the time haha. When I’m not doing that, I’m hanging out with my mini schnauzer doggo, Manny (full name Manfred Von Pepper – MVP!).
- All time favourite basketball player?
A really obscure one here, my fave player of all time is Gerald ‘Crash’ Wallace from his one good All Star year playing for the Charlotte Bobcats! I loved the way he would put his body on the line going for dunks and chase down blocks and such, pure heart!!
- Favourite team?
Don’t really have a favourite team because players move around so much these days, but if I had to pick I guess I would have a soft spot for Charlotte because of Wallace and the fat Frenchy Boris Diaw, or the Suns because Nash and the 7 seconds of less Suns were fun to watch! Damn you Robert Horry! Haha
- What’s your favourite feature of the CPL?
The beautiful, awesome committee who work so hard to keep the best basketball league in Canberra running as smooth as Blake Richard’s jumpshot!
- Best CPL memory to date?
Can’t nail it down to one thing, every day with CPL is enjoyable, i love the camaraderie between everyone in the midst of competition.
- Favourite place in the world?
At a beach with loved ones, including my dog.
- Drop some wisdom on us… what’s your life-rule or favourite saying?
Put in the effort now so you can relax later. And always take your doggo for a walk!
Thanks Dat, we can’t wait to see you (and everyone) back on the hardwood!