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SKKU basketball team share basketball tips with local lads

Participants in a dribble drill

BY  James Kon  

SOME 30 young basketball players gained insights and tips to improve basketball skills at the youth academy training session conducted by Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) basketball team of South Korea, at the Brunei Basketball Association yesterday. SKKU basketball team ran drills and dribble sessions with participants as young as 11 years.

Professor Yun Bae Kim, Director of SKKU Athletics and Vice President of Academic and General Affairs of SKKU in an interview said, “I am surprised that there are many kids who have showed up for the training. It is more than what we expected.

“This shows that many children are interested in basketball and (want) to learn to be better in the sport.”

Since arriving in Brunei January 1, the Korean university team also played a friendly game against Chung Hwa Middle School (CHMS) BSB Team.

From the professor’s observation, they (Chung Hwa) displayed high determination and hoped the players will continue to practise to improve.

Professor Yun Bae Kim also suggested the need to install air conditioning in the basketball court, to reduce players’ fatigue and also help dry a wet court.

Asked about his trip to the Sultanate, the South Korean is looking forward to collaborate again with Brunei in basketball.

“We would love to come back again next year and organise a better workshop and programme with the children. We received a very warm welcome from the students and staff of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and CHMS.”

Local side Beruang Blazers will test their grit against SKKU basketball team tomorrow at 7pm at the BBA Basketball Court.

--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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