The CPL 12

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:

  1. What’s your name?
    Dat Nguyen
  2. Now tell us your nickname.
    fat cat, timon, azns3nzazn
  3. Who do you play for in the CPL?
    Watermalones (previously Team Rocket)
  4. What position do you play on the court?
    Point guard because I’m way too small to play anything else.
  5. What jersey number do you wear and why?
    8 because I’m Asian and it’s a lucky number.
  6. 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!).
  7. 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!!
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. Favourite place in the world?
    At a beach with loved ones, including my dog.
  12. 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!