Who said that "decisive battle to the final countdown stage" is exclusive to NBA or adult basketball games? On the afternoon of May 13th, the gymnasium in zhengzhou institute of aeronautical industry management (Longzihu Campus) was packed with people, and the 2022-23 Jr. NBA Campus Basketball League Henan Station Men’s Team Final was staged here with passion. In the last 3 seconds of the game, Zhengzhou No.2 Middle School men’s basketball team was only 61:60 ahead of Zhengzhou No.11 Middle School men’s basketball team. The latter held the ball and still had a chance to win the game, but the ball passed to the basket was intercepted by the other side, which made Zhengzhou No.2 Middle School men’s basketball team win the championship!
This breathtaking game with "NBA flavor" also came to a successful conclusion for Henan Station of 2022-23 Jr. NBA Campus Basketball League. Although they failed to win the championship, the boys of Zhengzhou No.11 Middle School men’s basketball team fought to the last minute. Although they were defeated, they won applause and applause from the audience just like the champion.
"That’s great! This reminds me of my own game. " Xue Yuyang, a Henan basketball legend and CBA star who has been watching the game on the sidelines, sighed.
More than 3 minutes before the end, Zhengzhou No.11 Middle School men’s basketball team was still behind by 53:57, but the team took the lead to 60:57 with a wave of 7:0 climax. Subsequently, Zhengzhou No.2 Middle School men’s basketball team began to launch a counterattack, scoring 4 points in a row to overtake the score, and the scene was stifling. In the last 3 seconds, Zhengzhou No.11 Middle School men’s basketball team held the ball and still had a chance to win, but the ball passed to the basket was intercepted by the other side and eventually regretted losing.
Yu Bocheng, No.21, the core of Zhengzhou No.2 Middle School Men’s Basketball Team, performed well throughout the game, scoring 12 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists, which helped the team win the championship, and at the same time won the most outstanding player (MOP) award, which was a prize envied by friends-Adidas Harden 7th generation boots. "Not only is the atmosphere hot, but it is also broadcast live on the whole network. It is a great improvement for me to experience such a competition. This victory cannot be attributed to myself, it is the result of the hard work of the whole team and the hard work of the coach. " Yu Bocheng said after the game. Ding Shaoxiang, the head coach of Zhengzhou No.2 Middle School Men’s Basketball Team, talked about the feeling of leading the team to win the championship, and also wetted his eyes with excitement: "It’s very hard to prepare for the battle in recent days. The children of the whole team are very tough both on and off the court, and the victory belongs to them."
Not only for the sake of winning or losing on the field, but also for more teenagers to feel the fun of basketball, so this season’s Jr. NBA put forward the core concept of "not just winning". While congratulating the champion team, Xue Yuyang specially came to the bench of Zhengzhou No.11 Middle School Men’s Basketball Team to give them hugs and encouragement, so as to interpret "not just to win". "Both teams have excellent performances and are very respectable. There are no losers on the scene today." Xue Yuyang said.
Being in the lively campus basketball game, Xue Yuyang was infected by the passion of the players and the enthusiasm of the audience. "I was deeply attracted when I arrived at the scene today. Such a good atmosphere and such professional hardware facilities made me find the feeling when I played ball. Today’s children are really happy, they can learn and play, and the environment for playing and learning is so good. With the participation of more and more enterprises and professionals, the development of campus basketball will surely get better and better. "
2022-23 Jr. NBA Campus Basketball League in Henan Station, a total of 16 teams from male and female groups participated in the competition, starting from May 8 in Henan Experimental Middle School. On May 11th, the women’s team final was held between two women’s basketball teams from Henan Experimental Middle School and Jiyuan No.1 Middle School, both of which are strong teams in the whole country. In the end, the former won by 4 points and won the women’s team championship trophy in Henan Station.
It is understood that Jr. NBA, whose full name is Junior NBA, is an NBA global youth basketball development project that has covered 75 countries and regions before the project, aiming at improving the participation of basketball among teenagers and improving the basketball level and coaching ability of teenagers and coaches through grassroots basketball activities.
(Zhengguan journalist Chen Kaiwen Photo courtesy of the organizing Committee of the event)