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NBA Celebrity Presides over Basketball Training Session for Young Players

The Department of Sports collaborated with Cathay NBA Youth Madness to organize a basketball training camp at the Daan District Sports Center in the morning of July 14.
The organizers invited Andre Roberson from NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as Chang Chih-feng and Shih Yen-tsung from SBL’s Taipei Dacin Tigers, to serve as head coach and assistant coaches for the trainees. The participants of the camp include members from the basketball teams of Shipai Junior High School and Yongji Junior High School, as well as youths from the Taipei Student Counseling Center’s North District Center.
The NBA celebrity shared his knowledge on dribbling, passing, and basket-shooting with event participants. He noted that despite being a player in the world’s top basketball league, he still conducts daily training, stressing the importance of basic basketball skills.
During the Q&A session, Roberson took up the challenge and played against several young players, demonstrating techniques such as blocks and dunks.
The finals for the 2016 Cathay NBA Youth Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place at the Taipei 101 Fountain Plaza on July 15 and 16. Top teams from northern, central, and southern Taiwan will compete for the top honors. Those taking part in hands-on activities at the site have a chance to bring home limited version NBA souvenirs.