The Under-21 men’s team displayed a showdown of skills and stamina as team Talk To Me won by one precious point against team V3 in the grand finals of AND1 3-on-3 Streetball Challenge.
The intense game, held at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, took only five minutes to settle the score between the finalists in which team V3 failed to equalise the score and force the “golden ball” opportunity before the buzzer went off, ending the match with a 2-1 lead in favour of team Talk To Me.
Practice makes perfect: Players going through the ball handling drill during a previous AND1 3x3 streetball challenge coaching clinic. - filepic
JOHOR BARU: The AND1 Streetball Challenge is back and this time with more side competitions besides the 3x3 challenge, which should delight basketball enthusiasts.
Its event coordinator Susan Cheong said the winning teams of the 3x3 challenge could walk away with cash prizes of up to RM900 at the event, which is set to be held at Sutera Mall here from 8am to 6pm on Oct 13.
Training to shoot: Wong (centre in white) coaching schoolchildren to shoot hoops.
KUANTAN: “While basketball is normally associated with the Chinese community, the scene could be improved with more participation from the other races,” said AND1 Streetball Challenge tournament director Wong Wing Wai.
He said there was a large untapped talent pool as the Malay community make up the majority in the country.
Chiang showing the students the proper way to shoot.
KUANTAN: The SM Sains Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (Semsas) basketball team had a ball of a time learning new tricks during a special coaching clinic held in conjunction with the upcoming AND1 3x3 Streetball Challenge.
Filipino coaches share basketball tips with junior cagers By NG WEI LOON Friday September 2, 2011
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THE Cempaka International School junior cagers were already in motion going through the warm-up session for almost an hour as they prepared to greet the special coaching crew at their school in Cheras recently.
Although they sweated it out under the watchful eyes of their coach Kan Kim Loon before their guests’ arrival from the local NBL Academy based in Klang, they did not show signs of fatigue in stepping up to tackle challenges in their workout.
In contrast, the group comprising more than 20 eager trainees raised the tempo in accepting the stimulating ways introduced by the academy’s head coach Toto Zamar and his assistant Nathaniel Salanga. The school captain Khong Dick Mun, said it was a great learning experience for them.
Thrills and spills at streetball challengeTuesday August 10, 2010 By NG WEI LOON email@example.com Photos by UU BAN
RUSSIAN student Andre Slepov bears an uncanny resemblance to the illustrious streetballer Grayson “The Professor’’ Boucher of the AND1 MixTape but he opted not to share the maestro’s limelight at this season’s AND1 Streetball Challenge grand finale at the Berjaya Times Square on Sunday.
Fans happy to meet their idolBy NG WEI LOON firstname.lastname@example.org
THE show homes were definitively an attraction for prospective buyers at the newly developed neighbourhood of Bandar Park-lands (Bandar Bukit Tinggi 3) in Klang.
But, the setting took an enlivening twist with renowned streetballer Grayson “The Professor’’ Boucher from the AND1 MixTape stable showing up at the People’s Park outdoor basketball court on Saturday.
Following an easier stint signing autographs and posing for photos with his fans at the Hoops Arena Indoor Basketball Court in Summit USJ a day earlier, the 26-year-old icon made his first appearance in displaying his exceptional skills to the spectators including the community around the area. Stay away: The Professor (left) shielding the ball from previous In Search of Freestylists winner Tan (centre) while Low looks on.
Friday July 23, 2010 By CHRISTINA LOW Photos by SIA HONG KIAU
WHETHER it is rapping, dancing or even performing tricks with a basketball in hand, freestyling is a definite attention grabber.
At one look, freestyling certainly looks easy as most of these moves are self composed and you need not have to be a good basketball player to excel in it.
However, getting the tricks right and having the patience for it might deter many from being part of this exciting sport said executive director of Ossia World of Golf Saw Swee Leong when met at the recent freestyling clinic at Hoops Arena in Summit USJ.
Spinning around: Mohd Razin spinning two basketballs using one finger.
“After years of organising basketball competitions, we saw there is a potential in freestyling but the youngsters who are interested in it are afraid and shy to come forward to show off their skills.
“Maybe they feel that they only know a handful of tricks and it will embarrass them if they are not as good as the rest,” said Saw.
THE blaring music certainly had the 600 streetballers all pumped up during the AND1 3-on-3 Streetball Challenge at the Penang Times Square in Penang on Sunday.
The shopping mall came alive with the dazzling streetballers’ basketball display and creative movements which saw many staring in disbelief at times during the one-day competition.
Rain fails to dampen spirits at Streetball eventWednesday June 30, 2010 By Y.P. SIVAM email@example.com P hotos by AZLINA ABDULLAH THE heavy downpour did not dampen the spirit of the participants during the third leg of the AND1 Streetball Challenge at the AEON Jusco in Bukit Tinggi, Klang recently.
The participants, numbering about 500, lined up as early as 7am to register for the challenge, organised by Ossia World of Golf, the distributors of AND1 brand in Malaysia, with WCT Land providing the venue.
Ardent fans: The spectators were entertained with some exciting encounters.
Ossia World of Golf executive director Saw Swee Leong said they were surprised with the participants’ enthusiasm.
Promotion for 3rd leg of Streetball Challenge begins
Friday May 21, 2010
THE promotion drive to promote the third leg of the AND1 Streetball Challenge, to be held at the AEON Jusco in Bukit Tinggi, Klang on June 6, has started.
Ossia World of Golf, the organisers of the challenge, initiated a coaching clinic at the Kwang Hua Private School in Taman Eng Ann, Klang recently.
About 40 students from the school had a great time during the 90-minute coaching conducted by former international Tan Kee Hian and David “Boyce’’ Zamar.Watchful eyes: Tan keeps a close watch as a boy tries to net the ball.
Watchful eyes: Tan keeps a close watch as a boy tries to net the ball.
Double joy for teenThursday May 20, 2010 By MOHD FARHAAN SHAH firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG
JOHOR BARU: It was double joy for 14-year-old Low Meng Lek in the second leg of the AND1 Streetball challenge because not only did his team emerge as the champion but he got selected as the most promising player in the challenge.
His three-men team, GP I Love You, won the boys’ Under 14 challenge while Low was voted StarMetro’s Most Promising Player in the challenge at Danga Bay recently.
Low from SMK Gelang Patah thanked his team-mates for their support in helping him clinch the award.
JOHOR BARU: Student Shao Xian was among the participants at the coaching clinic held at the Foon Yew High School recently.
The coaching clinic was organised by Ossia World of Golf as part of the promotional activities for the second leg of the AND1 3 on 3 Streetball Challenge at Danga Bay, Johor Baru on May 16.
Professional basketball coaches - the Philippines’ Paul Daniel Advincula, Malaysian Tan Kee Hian and Nigerian Ahmad Tenitope - were present to share their experience with the participants.
Full swing: The students watching Tan (front) on guarding the ball.
Advincula, the head coach of Malaysia Basketball Academy in Klang, explained to the participants on the importance of mastering the basic skills - dribbling, shooting and passing - involved in basketball. The participants were also given the chance to go one on one against the towering Tenitope, who is 2.03m tall.
The 16-year-old Shao Xian said he had fun at the clinic.