Student Basketball: The Competition Aimed To Turn Out Good Players
Region and State 3 on 3 basketball competition for basic education level kicked off at Aung San Indoor Stadium on Friday.
This 3 on 3 basketball competition could be just held again due to long time absence of organizing competition like this among basic education schools.
So Basic Education Department and Myanmar Basketball Federation jointly organized it.
It is easy to form team as it only needs 3 players and can be held two matches at the same time which can be played on half-court.
Assistant Director, Education Office (Yangon Region), Aye Min: I think this 3 on 3 basketball competition can bring young talented players and new small teams. So it can hopefully revive basketball among students.
There are 28 teams of both boys and girls event in the competition. Chin, Kachin, Rakhine and Shan (East) states did not join this year competition. The winning teams of the opening matches shared their experience and expectation for the upcoming matches.
Player, Bago Region Team ( East), Khin Yun Wadi Soe: I was nervous while we were playing against the opponent team. But it was fun. I expect to reach the final match in this competition.
Player , Kayin State Team , Thura Naing: We had to play very hard in this opening match. But it gave us experience for the next matches. As we are representative of Kayin State, I will try my best for my state.
The competition will run until January 8th.