Filipino teens star in Singapore basketball skills challenge | Inquirer Sports

Filipino teens star in Singapore basketball skills challenge

/ 04:49 PM December 30, 2021
Team Filo's Miguel Joaquin Legaspi  Artificio (left) and Lopez Aaron Absalon.

Team Filo’s Miguel Joaquin Legaspi Artificio (left) and Lopez Aaron Absalon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SINGAPORE—Filipino teens starred in the return of competitive basketball in the form of the Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) Skills Challenge saw over 190 participants in action at Singapore Basketball Centre.

During the skills challenge circuit, teams of two players completed stations that tested their various basketball skills.


After the preliminary rounds on Dec 11 and 12, the top eight teams qualified for the finals, which took place last December 19 and was graced by Singapore Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong.

The team category was won by national Singapore men’s basketball squad member Reuben Amado, born to Filipino parents, and his Speedy Boyz teammate Chan Qi Feng.


Team Filo’s 18-year-old Lopez Aaron Absalon topped the individual category, while teammate Miguel Joaquin Legaspi Artificio won the male Under-14 category. Both players are Filipinos residing in Singapore with their families.

Siglap Black’s Amanda Lim was the top performing female in the individual category while Qian Xi 4’s Shannon Lau Xuan Wen (female U-14), Team GT’s Tian Zhiyi (male U-16) and Team KA’s Alicia Lim (female U-16) claimed the other top spots. With reports from Celest Flores-Colina,


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