DT : daren & tiff

September 12, 2006

Johnny & Andrew – Basketball Freestyle Stars!

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, GladTidings, News — delephant @ 7:32 am

This is so cool to see both Johnny Ong & Andrew Yong in the Star Metro (Page 22) today under the feature of their loving sport – Basketball.

Saw them growing up in Sarah’s secondary cell group (SS19A) in Subang Jaya. From as young as Form 2 / Form 3 till now. Its great that their passion and fervour in their sports have brought them up on to the newspapers. I remember how each Friday after cell, they will have Basketball sessions with the rest of the guys (and some girls .. rite Sarah) in the home of the cell group. 🙂

Celebrating with you guys … Go for it and Win all the Big Ones!!!

Johnny Ong

Ong (right) playing a trick on Johan.

 Andrew Yong

Andrew executing the “Matrix” as he rolls the ball around his shoulders.

Excerpt from Star Metro Page 22

TWO buddies pitted against each other in a one-on-one elimination round. 

Universiti Malaya education degree student Johnny Ong, 20, had to face the harsh reality of finishing second best against his close friend Andrew Yong, 19, in the round, in search of the top six performers at the fifth leg of the inaugural StarMetro In Search Freestylists competition. 

“It was a very close call against Johnny. Although we are close friends, both of us went all out for a win. Frankly, no one wanted to lose. It was sad that only one of us could get through. I was a surprise that I managed to edge him for the spot,” said Yong, a business degree student at Monash University in Sunway.  

“We have been playing together since we were in secondary school. Andrew anticipated all my moves. It was hard for me to pull the tricks off against him on that day,” added Ong.  

While Yong advanced to be among the top 18 freestylists to qualify for the Grand Final scheduled at Berjaya Times Square on Sept 17, Ong had to make a last ditch effort to qualify at AND1 Streetball Challenge’s sixth leg held at Kuantan Parade in Pahang last month.  

Top three freestylists were selected from each of the challenge’s first six legs for the Grand Final.  

For the Full Star Article : “Ready for freestyle contest” http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/12/central/15359348&sec=central

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