Though he was solely six-year-old on the time, Lalhnehpuia Chhakchhuak has a crystal clear reminiscence of being launched to basketball. It was virtually inevitable that he would change into a participant himself. Lalhnehpuia’s mom had performed for her faculty group in Kolkata and his father was an government committee member of the Mizoram Basketball Affiliation. Little Lalhnehpuia made an immediate connection, studying the fundamentals from his mom. When he was eight, an American coach, JD Walsh, came over, educating Lalhnehpuia the basics of the game. He was hooked.

“I began taking part in basketball on my own after establishing a hoop in the home,” he remembers. “Later, I began taking part in 2-on-2 together with my mates from the neighborhood. One in every of them launched me to H. Laldinsanga, the one participant from Mizoram who has represented India on the worldwide degree and had been teaching for some time. After coaching with him, I began taking basketball significantly.”

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