Toronto Raptors superstar Vince Carter marched into Southorn Stadium Indoor Arena on Thursday afternoon and 15 minutes later, mobbed by adoring fans, hurried out again. 'Skywalker' received an ecstatic welcome from 1,500 thrilled NBA fans who had been waiting for his arrival at the venue for three hours. The star instantly warmed to the enthusiasm of the crowd and as he strolled to the centre of the court, waving his hands, he greeted his fans: 'How you doin' everybody!' RTHK DJ Jason Tsang Sze-yin, who stirred the excitement before 'V.C.'s arrival, asked Carter what advice he could give young players. 'Don't practise on just one thing - try right-handed and left-handed as much as possible,' said Carter. The superstar said his breathtaking jumping ability was something that just came naturally. 'It's special,' he said. 'Air Canada', as he is known to his fans in Toronto, then turned his attention to adjudicating the Nike free-style lay-up contest. 'I'm gonna be tough on them, I've seen a lot of good lay-ups in my day,' said Carter. Seven finalists saw their dreams come true when they performed their lay-up styles in front of their hero. The winner of the contest, and the only one of the seven to sink a basket in the nerve-jangling situation, was Hung Kin-leung, a student from Hoh Fuk Tong College who was profiled in Thursday's Young Post. 'He's the winner. He is definitely the winner!' Carter boomed into the microphone. He presented the 17-year-old with the winner's prize - a pair of Nike's new trainers, signed by the NBA superstar. Carter then dazzled the crowd with a demonstration of his famed aerial ability. He missed his first, but succeeded with his second - a 180-degree spin slam-dunk that had the crowd on their feet. Before his hasty exit Carter posed for pictures with ecstatic fans and was presented with a drawing from students featuring an image of him flying over Hong Kong as if about to slam-dunk. 'I hope this was a dream come true for you today - it was a dream come true for me,' he said preparing to leave. As he and his entourage hustled their way towards the exit Carter was handed a basketball and he couldn't resist a pop shot at the net. It hit the rim and bounced out. Fans 'oohed' and then he was gone.