Raffles Institution

Basketball



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    RI Basketball is one of the few CCAs that involves a big number of alumni who are willing to give back to the school even after their era has gone by. RI Basketball has been consistently clinching top places in zone and national competitions as well as bringing back honour for the school. RI Basketball has always consisted of enthusiastic, dedicated and never-say-die players and coaches. Out of this group has come an illustrious history of events, stories and the development of outstanding basketballers for both school and country.

    Additionally, every year, Old Boys of RI Basketball gather at the current RI campus for the Gryphons Cup: an inter-batch tournament organised for all RI Basketball alumni to take participate in, ensuring that RI Basketball be not just a CCA within the school but instead, one big family of basketballers of all ages, abilities and graduating years.

    Graduating batches of RI basketballers are each assigned one of the four colours: Red, Black, Blue and Yellow. For example, the graduating batch of 2008 is also known as Blacks'08, followed by Blue'09, Yellow'10 and so on. The four colours are rotated every four years such that the next batch to be 'Black' would be Blacks'12: RI's Year 4 basketballers of the year 2012 in this case. Such a scheme promotes intra-batch bonding within batchmates and also gives them a sense of identity making each batch of basketballers unique and different from both their senior and junior batches.

    This year the team has once again been training hard under the watchful eyes of our experienced coaches Mr Low Tong and Mr Shawn Lim. We will be using our strengths and team spirit to tackle our rival schools and hope to repeat the achievements of 2015, where we narrowly lost the South Zone B title by two points.

    achievements and highlights

    Participation of 2016 South Zone Basketball Championship for both B & C division

     

    Teacher Mentors

    Mr Edwin Ho
    edwin.ho[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr You Liang
    liang.you[at]ri.edu.sg

    Ms Kwek Chia Hui
    chiahui.kwek[at]ri.edu.sg

     

    Blog

    Gryphons Basketball