Desmond Oh

Wei Jie Desmond Oh (born 16 June 1986) is a Singaporean basketball player who plays for the Singapore Slingers of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). He is known in the ABL for being one of the league's best lock-down perimeter defender and his ability to hit the three ball. With his pesky defense, he is better known as "D-glove" on the court.[1]

Desmond Oh Wei Jie
No. 2 – Singapore Slingers
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
LeagueASEAN Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 34)
Singapore
NationalitySingaporean
Listed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolSwiss Cottage Secondary School
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–presentSingapore Slingers

ABL careerEdit

Desmond Oh's professional basketball career started in 2008 when he played a few games with the Singapore Slingers while the team was competing in the 2008/09 Singapore Challenge Series.

On August 2009, Oh signed a one-year contract to play for the Singapore Slingers along with 7 other local players.[2] As a raw young talent, his role consisted mainly of shutting down opposing team's guards. Then, he earned his nickname, "D-glove".

On 1 September 2010, Oh was one of four local players brought back to play with the team from the previous season.[3] Oh was given a bigger role in the second ABL season when local star Hong Wei Jian went down with a career-ending injury during a local Division One basketball game. He averaged 3.6 points and a career best 0.89 steals that season.

For the 2011-2012 Asean Basketball League season, Desmond, together with Wong Wei Long and Shengyu Lim, were the first trio of Singaporeans that renewed their contracts with the Slingers on 29 November 2011.[4] He went on to average career-highs in minutes, points, rebounds, assists, three-point field goals and steals for the 2012 Asean Basketball League season. Oh's best game came on 18 January 2012 when he scored a career-high of 16 points against the Chang Thailand Slammers, a game that the Slingers went on to win.[5]

Oh was selected as a special ABL import with the Westports Malaysia Dragons against a US Professional Basketball Alumni team, bannered by former NBA Stars Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Mitch Richmond, and Dennis 'The Worm' Rodman, on 17 July 2012.[6]

On 10 December 2012, Oh re-signed with the Slingers for his fourth straight season for the 2013 Asean Basketball League season.[7]

ABL Career StatisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009-10 Singapore 6 0 11.4 0.330 0.220 0.330 .8 .5 .1 .0 3.5
2010-11 Singapore 10 0 10.5 0.340 0.250 0.500 1.3 .6 .0 .0 2.6
2012-13 Singapore 12 0 22.5 0.260 0.330 0.820 1.7 1.0 .7 .0 4.5
2013-14 Singapore 8 0 17.5 0.260 0.420 0.830 1.0 1.3 .3 .0 3.0
2014-15 Singapore 17 0 16.2 0.530 0.360 0.690 1.7 1.3 .4 .1 8.0
2015-16 Singapore 28 0 22.1 0.330 0.300 0.710 1.7 1.1 .8 .5 4.6
2016-17 Singapore 26 0 13.3 0.330 0.270 0.170 1.2 .9 .1 .0 2.0
2017-18 Singapore 21 0 8.9 0.200 0.200 1.000 .3 .4 .1 .0 0.8
Career 128 0 15.7 0.350 0.300 0.670 1.3 1.0 .4 .1 3.6

InternationalEdit

Oh is also a member of the men's Singapore national basketball team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 December 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://redsports.sg/2009/09/08/singapore-slingers-8-more-players-abl/
  3. ^ http://www.asia-basket.com/Singapore/basketball.asp?NewsID=202057
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.jumpshot.sg/2012/01/20/slingers-top-slammers-in-comeback-win/
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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