Unsung heroes

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am


Name Kevin Wan Ting-fung
School Tuen Mun Government Secondary School
Grade Form Five
Sport Basketball


Kevin, 18, is a shooting guard from Shing Ching, a youth basketball team based in Tuen Mun. He is also a member of the Hong Kong under-18 regional squad and is training for the Fiba Asia U18 Championship beginning on August 22 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Kevin is the captain of his school team. They won the Grade B boys' championship of the 2009/10 Tuen Mun District Inter-school Basketball Competition and came third in the 2010/11 season.

He was selected to join the Nike All-Hong Kong Youth Basketball League both in 2010 and 2011.


'When I was in primary school, we only had a football team but no basketball team. So I started out in football,' says Kevin.

'But my dad taught me the basics of basketball during my primary school years. This helped me to get a sound foundation in basketball.

'My father is my role model in the sport. Decades ago when he studied in Ling Nan Secondary School, he and his teammates formed a superb team. They won the titles in the A, B and C grades of the Inter-school Basketball Competition.

'He also played for the University of Toronto when he studied there in the 1980s. I learned a lot from him and I took up the same roles he once had on court: shooting and point guard. I want to be as successful as him.

'My school team's victory in the Tuen Mun District Inter-school Basketball Competition [boys' Grade B] helped me and my teammates gain recognition on court.

'My school team missed out on progressing to the finals of this year's inter-school competition. We lost 58-59 to CMA Choi Cheung Kwok Secondary School in a crucial match. But I managed to score a personal career high of 41 points in the game.'

From his coach

'Kevin is a smart player. He is good at making best use of the opportunities on court. He is a mature player for his age and makes good decisions. But he will need to train more on his fitness and ball control,' says Shing Ching coach, Lee Tat-shing.


'I have joined the Hong Kong Basketball Association's under-18 regional squad. I hope I can enter the final list and represent Hong Kong at the upcoming Fiba Asia U18 Championship,' Kevin says.