RMIT student drafted into VBA

RMIT student drafted into VBA

Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise) student Quang Le has been chosen by pro basketball team Saigon Heat for the 2020 VBA Draft. He links his elevation in the sport to the support he has received through RMIT’s student basketball club.

RMIT Vietnam Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise) student Quang Le. RMIT Vietnam Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise) student Quang Le.

Inspired by the late NBA player Kobe Bryant while still in high school, Quang said he found himself spending most of his time as a university student in the US, Australia and Vietnam on the basketball court. 

“Although I am good at athlete, I’ve always been passionate about basketball,” shared the young player. 

Those years on the basketball court finally paid off when he got a chance to play as a practice player for Saigon Heat before this year’s official pick. 

His potential and ability impressed the Heat’s coaches who offered him the point guard position on the team, based in  Ho Chi Minh City. 

Quang Le was third-picked by the VBA’s Saigon Heat in 2020 VBA Draft. Quang Le was third-picked by the VBA’s Saigon Heat in 2020 VBA Draft.

As an active member of the RMIT Vietnam Basketball Club, Quang said that the club gave him opportunities to grow as a player. 

“Even though Saigon Heat may offer me a promising future, I will never stop contributing to and supporting the next generations of players at the RMIT Basketball Club,” he said. 

While playing on the club’s Team A, Quang was not afraid to try various positions in order to hone his skills and build his playing capacity. 

During his first year at RMIT, Quang and the team brought home trophies from the Ton Duc Thang Basketball League, HCMC Basketball Tournament (Level A1 & A2), HCMC Students Basketball Tournament, and the RMIT Basketball League.  

Undertaking the fashion program to support his family business in the future, Quang emphasised that joining a student club while studying was rewarding and beneficial for him. 

“I could fulfil my passion, have an actual student life outside of studying, and acquire soft skills like teamwork, leadership and communication, all at the same time,” said the young player who’s now busy preparing for an upcoming exciting basketball season and another productive semester at RMIT.  

Founded in 2016, the Vietnamese national professional basketball league VBA (Vietnam Basketball Association) opens doors for passionate Vietnamese players to kickstart their pro basketball career and potentially build their legacy in Vietnam. 

19 June 2020

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