HE does a 360-degree spin and dunks. Not quite Air Jordan, but poetry in motion, nonetheless. Andy Chan, 15, dreams of playing against the two-metre tall big boys of the NBA, but putting the ball in the basket is just one of the 10 sports this wunderkind excels at. Give him an awe-struck look and he shrugs: ''I like being active.'' A gritty competitor in football and basketball (his two pet sports), Andy also swims, plays three different racquet games, volleyball and rugby, and has added golf recently to his growing collection of sports interests. The Island School student is captain of the school's Grade B basketball team. His life in sports began at age eight, when he played football every day after school with friends. ''It was the first sport I took up, and it wasn't till I got to Island School that I was exposed to a wider variety of sport,'' he said. Andy plays for the Hong Kong Football Club and was captain of the Grade C soccer school team last year - a role that saw him lead his comrades to a second placing in the inter-school football league. Perhaps not quite enough success for this sports perfectionist. ''Being captain involves a lot of responsibility, as you're the one who has to make the team work. Besides, you can't think of losing,'' he said. Andy's talents earned him a memorable experience in Singapore last September, where international school teams met for a World Cup-style tournament. ''I played for a long time to get there,'' he said proudly. ''It was great. I gained a lot of experience just playing with different people.'' Basketball probably ranks as the sport Andy is most naturally gifted at. He caught the bug three years ago, and works hard at emulating the patented moves that have catapulted Michael Jordan and Larry Johnson to legendary status. He excels at the 360 turn and dunk that had Michael Jackson grooving to in his Jam video, with the retired Bulls superstar. Sports-whiz or not, Andy still has to trudge the arduous road to the GCSE exams - every 15-year-old's basic nightmare. Having to balance mock exams against gruelling training sessions have taught the teenager a vital lesson in time management. As with all professional sportsmen, Andy spares no costs when it comes to buying equipment to enhance his performance on the field. His Astroturf football shoes wear out in a matter of months, while solid basketball trainers, like Nike's Barkeys, cost at least HK$1,000. Little wonder that Andy relishes the opportunity of playing for professional football club Sin Tao next season. ''My personal goal right now is to help Island School Grade B team to the inter-school football championships,'' he vowed. Ambitious dreams do not elude the Form Five student, who wants to become an architect, if he does not make it to the top echelons of the NBA. In the meantime, Andy just wants to be treated like an ordinary guy. ''Some of my friends ask me to play with them and I don't like being any different,'' he said. ''Besides, there are so many others out there who are as good or better.''