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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 16:47
The Berjaya University College of Hospitality (black) and Hong Bang University (red)
RMIT Vietnam male team
RMIT Vietnam female team

Top student basketball talent from across Southeast Asia gathered at RMIT Vietnam for the annual RMIT International Basketball Cup at Saigon South in early August.

The event saw RMIT Vietnam's basketball team meet with players from universities such as Vie Saint La Salle University in the Philippines and Berjaya University in Malaysia.

From across Vietnam, teams represented the University of Technology, Hong Bang University, Ho Chi Minh City Open University and the Ho Chi Minh City Sports High School for the Gifted.

Both the RMIT Vietnam men's and women's teams successfully made it to the finals before handing over the championship to the men's team from Berjaya University College of Hospitality and the women's team from Hong Bang University.

The two winners are considered tough competition in the basketball circuit across Malaysia and Vietnam.

RMIT Vietnam Sports and Recreation Activity Officer Mr Tran Duc Tam said he is immensely proud of both RMIT Vietnam teams, praising the efforts of the teams in helping to organise the event.

"Despite not winning the championship, hosting the cup is a huge success for RMIT Vietnam because it brings together top teams from across South East Asia," he said.

"The work of our basketball club has helped to strengthen the University's basketball network with students across the region."

Mr Tam said the tournament was also a great experience for students who love basketball to compete in an international competition as well as learn and improve soft skills in event management, communication, problem solving and leadership.

"It also helped to spread the appeal of basketball to the wider RMIT Vietnam community," he said.

RMIT Vietnam Female Basketball Club President Dang Thi Ngoc Hao said as well as the eleven games over the four days, players also attended many fun and enjoyable activities and events while in Ho Chi Minh City.

"Our international friends were surprised and delighted to experience the hospitality of their Vietnamese hosts," said Ms Hao.

"They not only promised to join us again in the next cup but to also encourage friends from their home countries to visit Vietnam."