NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2017 International (China-US) Youth Basketball Spectacular by Camsing Global and the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA), successfully ended recently in Beijing, China.
Three of the top U.S. high school basketball teams, including the Montverde Academy, Providence Day School and Chaminade College Prep, were invited to Beijing to compete against four of China's top high school basketball teams and two CBA youth teams: Beijing Tsinghua University High School, Beijing No.4 School, Beijing Zhongguangcun School, Beijing No.22 School, Baiyi Youth and Beijing Shougang Youth team in a four-day tournament.
The USA top ranked team, Montverde, won the friendly competition. Providence Day, Baiya Youth and Chaminade came in the second, third and fourth, respectively.
China had some of their top prospects playing, but it was clear the American youth talent is still far superior. For all the Chinese teams, the game is undoubtedly a valuable opportunity to learn the coaching, concepts and methods of basketball in the United States.
This experience allows the Chinese players to broaden their horizons in the future development of basketball to achieve higher goals. As for the American teams, it is more an educational and cultural experience than a tournament. Players experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity, participating in various Chinese cultural activities including visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, learning Chinese pottery making, Kongfu and attending basketball clinics with Chinese students.
Seeing the positive interaction between Chinese and American players, coaches, school executives and sponsors were very pleased.
"The success of a country relies on our people and the youth we see in front of us today are the people of our future," said Peter Zhang, President of the Sino-American Friendship Association, (SAFA).
"Sports is very influential for our youth, in both China and the United States, so using basketball as a channel for educational opportunity will have a much bigger impact," Zhou, Hongyi, vice president of Camsing Global, added. "Friendship First, Competition Second, the International Youth Basketball Spectacular can serve as the bridge to opening a new channel for the cultural exchange."
"We are also looking at opportunities to have Chinese players visit the U.S. schools to continue the friendship and skilled practice necessary for advancement of the IYBS program," Shane Duffy, CEO of Camsing Global Entertainment, added.
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