Sinan Eid sees a bright future for Jordan

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Sinan Eid sees a bright future for Jordan

Some may think 'gone are Jordan's golden days,' but for up-and-coming wingman Sinan Eid, the future looks bright for Al Nashama.

After finishing a miraculous second in the FIBA Asia Championship 2011, the former West Asia powerhouse has stumbled, placing 7th, 5th and 9th successively in the next three continental basketball tournaments. Many of their old guard - Islam Abbas, Rasheim Wright, Zaid Al Khas, Wesam Al Sous and Enver Soobzokov - stalwarts of the generation that propelled the country to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2010, have also faded into the sunset of their careers. In effect, they have handed the reins over to a new generation that has produced mixed results.

Sinan Eid is a key member of that new generation for Jordanian basketball, and he believes the future remains promising for Al Nashama, as evidenced by how they've performed in their last two main competitions. Jordan have markedly improved their finishes last year and this year. They finished among the top 3 in both the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 and this year's West Asia Basketball Association Championship.

For Sinan, one reason for Jordan's recovery has been the presence on the sidelines of former national player Sam Daghlas. Sinan actually feels very fortunate that he gets to train and play under the man many Jordanians see as a national sporting icon.

"Sam Daghlas was one of the best point guards in Asia, and working with him extends my vision," said Sinan. "This is a big chance for me because he has good knowledge and vast experience about basketball."

The 1.98m wingman considers himself fortunate to be among the talents considered for Jordan's national side this year, especially as they will go through two important competitions: the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Beirut and the first window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifiers, which will be held in China. Sinan believes that he has the potential to be a significant contributor for Al Nashama, though he admits that there are still some rough edges that need polishing.

"Sometimes during the game I do some unprofessional things, and I should be careful about that," he confessed. "When I concentrate, I play quite well, and I need to do this to showcase my skills."

Sinan certainly has the tools to be a successful player for Jordan. He showed this last year when he normed 7.4 points and 1.3 assists per game in the FIBA Asia Challenge while also hitting 57% of this three-point shots. At just 25 years of age, he is considered a bright prospect for the national side in the years to come. Much of this Sinan credits once again to Daghlas, whom he sees as a great coach who will lead a renaissance of Jordanian hoops.


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Sinan Eid sees a bright future for Jordan

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10 Sinan Eid (JOR) - Jordan v India, 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge (IRI), Tehran(Islamic Republic of Iran), Second Round, 12 September 2016

AMMAN (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - Some may think 'gone are Jordan's golden days,' but for up-and-coming wingman Sinan Eid, the future looks bright for Al Nashama.

After finishing a miraculous second in the FIBA Asia Championship 2011, the former West Asia powerhouse has stumbled, placing 7th, 5th and 9th successively in the next three continental basketball tournaments. Many of their old guard - Islam Abbas, Rasheim Wright, Zaid Al Khas, Wesam Al Sous and Enver Soobzokov - stalwarts of the generation that propelled the country to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2010, have also faded into the sunset of their careers. In effect, they have handed the reins over to a new generation that has produced mixed results.

Sinan Eid is a key member of that new generation for Jordanian basketball, and he believes the future remains promising for Al Nashama, as evidenced by how they've performed in their last two main competitions. Jordan have markedly improved their finishes last year and this year. They finished among the top 3 in both the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 and this year's West Asia Basketball Association Championship.

For Sinan, one reason for Jordan's recovery has been the presence on the sidelines of former national player Sam Daghlas. Sinan actually feels very fortunate that he gets to train and play under the man many Jordanians see as a national sporting icon.

"Sam Daghlas was one of the best point guards in Asia, and working with him extends my vision," said Sinan. "This is a big chance for me because he has good knowledge and vast experience about basketball."

The 1.98m wingman considers himself fortunate to be among the talents considered for Jordan's national side this year, especially as they will go through two important competitions: the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Beirut and the first window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifiers, which will be held in China. Sinan believes that he has the potential to be a significant contributor for Al Nashama, though he admits that there are still some rough edges that need polishing.

"Sometimes during the game I do some unprofessional things, and I should be careful about that," he confessed. "When I concentrate, I play quite well, and I need to do this to showcase my skills."

"Sam Daghlas trusts me, but I should trust myself more, too."Sinan Eid

Sinan certainly has the tools to be a successful player for Jordan. He showed this last year when he normed 7.4 points and 1.3 assists per game in the FIBA Asia Challenge while also hitting 57% of this three-point shots. At just 25 years of age, he is considered a bright prospect for the national side in the years to come. Much of this Sinan credits once again to Daghlas, whom he sees as a great coach who will lead a renaissance of Jordanian hoops.

"I see a really bright future for Jordan basketball with Sam because he contributes many things that improve our level," Sinan said. "As I said, we have a young team, we are open for improvements, and I think we will be ready for the FIBA Asia Cup by keeping on working together."

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