The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute Presents
Basketball in Asia: History, Trends, and Careers.
A panel presentation and discussion with a player, recruiter, journalist, and scholar. Connecticut is basketball country. The state is home to amazing basketball talent. From the WNBA Sun team to the home of ESPN, the center of sports journalism, and our very own legendary UConn women’s and men’s basketball programs. Although many U.S. basketball players place their athletic aspirations in the NBA and WNBA, professional basketball in Asia is a growing market and competitive career option. While Connecticut is home to basketball legends, the state has also had a long tie to the Asian Pacific including sports culture. The AAASI minor degree programs in Asian Studies and Asian American Studies offer unmatched training in the history, culture, and politics of the largest region of the globe and the fastest growing U.S. immigrant population. By watching this video of our event which took place on September 23rd, students and faculty alike will learn about basketball in different Asian countries and the advantages of minoring in an AAASI degree program.
To watch the recorded event, click here.