Student Slam Dunks Life Goals

From a young 11-year-old, Minjae Kang has worked to become a force on the basketball court, turning down a scholarship to pursue playing in his dream country.

Minjae Kang started his basketball career at the age of 11 at Bradenton Preparatory Academy, now GEMS United School (GUS), under the guidance of coach and Prestige Star Sports Academy (PSSA) CEO Dejan Kamenjasevic, who also coaches the school basketball team, The Panthers.

Minjae was a member of the PSSA Advance Team and he forged his skills for many years under the supervision of Dejan and PSSA FIBA-certified coaches. He was one of the first players to train with PSSA, and by the age of 13 he was the PSSA Advance Team captain. Over the course of five years he proved himself to be one of the most talented and hardworking players, making sure to practice every day, becoming a role model for younger players as well.

His hard work paid off and he eventually won a full scholarship from the American University of Dubai (AUD) which he turned down in favour of going to the US — his dream school destination. He is currently studying and playing at Florida University.