Battle of the basketball giants

Battle of the basketball giants

Diocesan Boys' School and CCC Kwei Wah Shan College set for Jing Ying title fight


Tam Kin-chung listens to songs by Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Big Bang.
Photo: Ben Pang/SCMP

The rivalry between two heavyweights will take centre stage at the All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Basketball Tournament to be held from December 17 to January 24. Tam Kin-chung, captain of Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) basketball team, told Young Post that he expects to battle it out with CCC Kwei Wah Shan College (KWS) in the final.

DBS were crowned champions in the A-Grade Inter-school Basketball Competition (Division One - Kowloon) when they beat Ying Wa College 44-36 at MacPherson Stadium on November 23. It was their third championship in a row.

Kin-chung said KWS will pose the biggest threat to his team's chances of winning their third straight Jing Ying title. "Their strong offence will give us a lot of trouble," said the 17-year-old. "We'll target their captain, Chu Ho-man, because his three-point shots are very accurate. We hope to strengthen our defence, such as by using man-to-man marking, which we hope will put a lot of pressure on Ho-man."

Bench notes:

Who is your favourite athlete?
American basketball player Kyrie Irving who currently plays for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Like Irving, I am a point guard and I've learned a lot from him. He's also a great ball-handler. I'm very impressed by his explosive first step and ability to change his pace.

What music do you listen to when you train?
Songs by Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Big Bang.

If you could have a superpower for 24 hours, what would you choose and how would you use it?
The Memory Bread in the Japanese manga series, Doraemon. This gadget would help me prepare and do well in the DSEs.

Imagine you're a famous athlete. What company would you sign-on as a spokesperson for and what product would you promote?
Definitely Nike. I would promote their basketball sports wear and shoes, which help protect athletes and prevent injury.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Battle of the giants


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