Gene Demby. Jeremy Lin cast a long shadow in this conversation, in part because there are so few Asian-American players to cast them. While we were looking at some NCAA stats on student athletes for a story last week , we came across a couple of numbers that made our eyes bulge: of the 5, men's basketball players in Division I basketball last season, only 15 were Asian-American. That's 0. To put that in perspective, consider that about 6 percent of the country's population is Asian-American.
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Growing up in the Washington, D. I'm sure a lot of other players got that, too. Today, Mon is the tournament director of the Asian Basketball Championships of North America , which brings together competitive men's, women's and youth basketball teams composed exclusively of players of Asian descent. Asian-American basketball leagues have existed for nearly a century.
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The average age of Indian athletes winning international medals has reduced of late. Sprinter Hima Das and shooter Saurabh Chaudhary are examples. Taking up sports at a young age and with the right people to guide them, these teenagers have already established themselves.
Quick, think of a college athlete. Chances are the person who comes to mind is a football or basketball player at a powerhouse Division I school like Louisiana State University or the University of Kentucky. Maybe the player resembles, say, Joel Embiid, who turned a chiseled, 7-foot frame into a full-ride scholarship at the University of Kansas before ascending to NBA stardom.