The California Chinese community have done it again! They have produced another asian american basketball player legend
in the making. We all know about Linsanity! Palo Alto's basketball phenom Jeremey Lin set the world on fire with his heroics
from his days with the New York Knicks. But they have a new star! 17 year old Lick-Wilmerding High School (silly name
if you ask me) point guard Walter Lum is quickly getting attention for his basketball game. Leading his team to 37 wins in
the last two seasons, he has the attention of the NorCal community.
Walter is an exception ball handler and passer, but at 5'10 his jumping ability and quickness makes him stand out. Walter
has 42 inch vertical with lightning speed. A very aggresive slasher and hard nose defender. I'm not sure colleges are recruiting
a whole lot of 5'10 players, but if I was a coach I would definetly give Lum a try. Lum not only is athletically gifted but
also has a high basketball IQ, and very unselfish with his game. A great point guard must be able to lead and get the ball
to his teammates at the right time. Lum is still very young, but he is showing he has all the skill sets to possibly play
pro ball somewhere. Is he good enough for the NBA? Only time will tell. Jeremy Lin has cracked the door for many Asian American
ballers, maybe Walter Lum can push it wide open! He might be currently at age 17 the best asian baller in America! Not
only is he skilled by dazzling to watch! With a variety of moves and highlights, he is going to dazzle the asian basketball
world. So we will be keeping a close eye on this new young asian baller! Good luck Mr. Walter Lum. We hope you will be producing
The Cambodian National Team will be competing in 2017 SEA GAMES! They have players on the roster
from here in the States from Lowell, Mass and California. This year's games will be in Kualalumpur, Malaysia.
I spoke to coach Austin Koledoye a few days ago and he is excited about this year's team. They are hoping they can win
a medal after finishing 7th in the last SEA Games in 2015. Cambodian basketball is improving day by day but they are still
far behind in development of sustainable pro leagues and national team that can compete against FIBA teams. Austin is hoping
to gain support from US Cambodian organizations and players. He needs financial assistance and also people to help develop
and train new young players. Asianballers.net will be working with Austin to see if they can start moving Cambodian basketball
in a more positive direction at a quicker pace.
Cambodia will be hosting the SEA GAMES in 2023,
so the need for getting more talent in all sports and especially basketball will bring excitement and interest to the Cambodian
people. Also Cambodians in the United States do hold a national tournament like the Koreans, Chinese, and Philipinos. The
Laotioan community has similiar concern for the lack of organized sporting events for their culture. Asianballers.net will
be seeking to get more involvement from various sources to aid on these projects to organzie national tournaments here in
the US. The goal is to develop and recruit talented basketball players who are interested in helping the National Team. This
will be a tough project, but it will be worth the effort. The Cambodian community needs something to unite them together again
after all these years. Basketball can help. If anyone is interested in donations, suggestions, or just want to help. Please
contact us at 404.430.1598. We look forward to the possibilities that the asian basketball community can change lives!