17-11-2023 | Announcements

Celebrating the Legacy of Basketball Champion Chong Yew Seng

17th November 2023

Celebrating the Legacy of Basketball Champion Chong Yew Seng 

In collaboration with the family of the late Star of Singapore Basketball, Mr. Chong Yew Seng, Jurong Secondary School Basketball Alumni Community and the Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) will host a special exhibition game to celebrate his legacy and raise funds for his family.

Chong Yew Seng dedicated over a decade to represent Singapore in the 1980s and made significant contributions to the sport as the national coach. He played a pivotal role in the development of Jurong Secondary School Basketball over generations of students. With the support of the family members, the Jurong Secondary School Basketball Alumni Community has approached BAS for the collaboration of this event to honor the legacy of their beloved coach.

Chong Yew Seng's career was filled with remarkable achievements, shining through his perseverance and unwavering commitment to the game. Learning to play basketball at the age of 12, he quickly climbed the ranks, representing Singapore and leaving an indelible mark on the sport. One of his unforgettable contributions was the stunning 68-63 victory over Iran in the 1981 Asian Basketball Confederation Championship, now known as the FIBA Asia Cup. Despite narrowly missing out on a medal at the 1989 SEA Games, his impact was felt through his skillful playmaking and remarkable on-court performances.

After his playing days, he began coaching at Jurong Secondary School, where he continued to inspire and nurture young talents. Tragically, his coaching tenure was cut short after being diagnosed with cancer, emphasizing the challenges he faced with courage and grace.

To honor his memory and express gratitude for his contributions to the sport, BAS, in partnership with Chong’s family and Jurong Secondary School Basketball Alumni Community, invites the entire basketball community, both old and new members, to witness the memorable commemorative game. The event aims to not only celebrate Chong’s esteemed legacy but also to raise funds for his family, acknowledging the impact he had on the lives of many both on and off the court.

The game will serve as a testament to Chong Yew Seng’s enduring legacy and the profound impact he left on Singapore basketball. It will bring together his former teammates and Jurong Secondary School Basketball Alumni Community for a memorable match, harnessing the spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship that Chong exemplified throughout his career.

We call upon all basketball fans to come together to honor the memory of this remarkable individual and support his family while celebrating the sport of basketball that he held dear to his heart. The match will take place at 3 pm on Sunday, November 26, 2023, just before the NBL Division 1 Grand Final at 4:30 pm, at the Basketball Association of Singapore.

The schedule for the day:



1.00 pm – 2.45 pm

3rd and 4th Placement match

3.00 pm – 4.15 pm

“In memory of Chong Yew Seng” Game - Exhibition match between legends and Jurong Secondary School Basketball Alumni Community

4.30 pm – 6.00 pm

Grand Finals of NBL Division 1 2023

6.30 pm

Prize Presentation by sponsors and GOH


For those who want to make donation to Mr Chong's Family, you may make a paynow transfer thru the QR Code (attached file)