Jason Yam

Jason Yam | Director

Jason is the Founder and Director of the Hong Kong Basketball Academy (HKBA). As Director, Jason keeps coaches engaged and ensures players are improving and having a positive life experience. His basketball experience comes from playing on the Hong Kong National Team and Winling Professional Basketball Club. He was awarded a basketball scholarship from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) - where he earned a degree in Sports Science and Leisure Management. Also, he received a post-graduate teaching diploma from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). 


• Hong Kong University — BSc Sports Science and Leisure Management
• Chinese University of Hong Kong — PGDE Teacher of Physical Education 


• Hong Kong International School — Physical Education Teacher


• 6 seasons with Winling Basketball Club

• 2x Hong Kong Division 1 Champion — Winling
• Hong Kong National Team
• Basketball Scholarship — Hong Kong University
• 3x Adidas Street Ball Challenge Champion
• 1st Runner Up — Redbull King Of The Rock


Jason is married to wife Trang. They have two children - Toby and Kyara.

Zach Rice

Zach Rice | Chief Operations Officer & Coach

Zach is in his fourth year with HKBA. He is the Head of HKBA Operations and coach. From footwork and balance to shooting and passing, Coach Zach stresses fundamentals. Zach brings a passion for the game shown by  his high energy and enthusiasm in which he coaches. 


  • Hong Kong Baptist University - Masters in Sport and Leisure Management
  • Texas Tech - Degree in Corporate Communications


• Auburn & Texas Tech University (NCAA)
• NCAA Certified Coach


Coach Zach is married to wife Brittney Howard.

Mitchell Chu

Mitchell Chu | Head of 1-1 Program & Coach

Mitch is in his fourth year with HKBA. As a rising basketball skills development coach and strength & conditioning specialist, Coach Chu has a strong passion for the game of basketball and strives for knowledge of the fundamentals. He is committed in helping young players develop skills, athleticism and knowledge to reach their full potential through hard work and dedication. With a strong work ethic and drive, Coach Chu prides himself on training hard to become better as a coach & athlete by spending countless hours in research and working on his game. He hopes to inspire young athletes and aid them in achieving success by providing the tools they need to become an elite basketball player.

Professional Qualifications

• Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist NSCA CSCS
• Certified Personal Trainer — National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)


Mitch is engaged to Selena Hiro.

Richard Bradstreet

Richie Bradstreet | Coach

Coach Richie is in his second year with the HKBA family. He was born and raised in New York, USA, where his earliest memories involve a basketball and a hoop. He has been successful at high levels of competitive sport, both in the United States and in Hong Kong, where he currently plays in Division 1 of the Hong Kong Basketball Association. Competitive, but approachable, Coach Richie stresses fundamentals and the power of habit, believing that "you play how you practice." His method focuses on detail, consistent effort, and having fun, and he always strives to teach lessons that have practical applicability to life outside the court.


Utah Valley University - Degree in Business Management


• Utah Valley University  (NCAA Division 1)
• Currently playing in Division 1 for Hong Kong Basketball Association.
• Certified NFHS coach

Steve Choy

Steve Choy | Coach

Coach Steve is now in his fifth year with HKBA. He has over fifteen years of high-level playing experience in the Hong Kong division 1 league. Steve has played on teams for Fukien, Winling, and South China. He has had the honor of representing on the Hong Kong National team in international tournaments. Steve also has two years of head coaching experience in the Hong Kong division 1 league.

Steve is also an experienced personal trainer with more than ten years as a professional in the field. 

Steve is also an experienced personal trainer with more than ten years as a professional in the field. 


Degree in Journalism and Communications.


• Hong Kong Junior National Team — 1995 • Hong Kong National Team — 1997 

• Hong Kong Basketball Coach Certification — 2000 

• IPTFA Certified Personal Trainer — 2003 • AASFP Certified Personal Trainer — 2004 

• NASM Certified Personal Trainer — 2009 • PTA Global Certified Personal Trainer — 2013


Coach Steve is married with two daughters.

Derek Cheung

Derek Cheung | Coach

Coach Derek is in his second season with the HKBA family. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has been around the game since he was little, Coach Derek brings a unique skill set to HKBA that covers coaching as well as on the business side. Derek has played at the high school level as well as worked for basketball organizations both at the college and pro level for The University of Arizona and the Atlanta Hawks. Also, he has held positions for teams in the MLB and NHL.

Coach Derek has a profound respect and passion for the game and expects the same from his players. He believes in sound fundamentals, collaborative teamwork, a positive attitude and a competitive spirit to continuously improve. 


The University of Arizona - BSc Business Marketing


The HKBA Family

Join the the HKBA family and deliver world-class basketball training, and plenty of fun, to young athletes.

We offer our staff full and part time positions, competitive salary, bonuses, and health benefits for peace of mind.

We Are Now Hiring!

We’re currently looking for experienced coaches with a passion for youth basketball coaching. We take pride in our coaching prowess, and hire those that will represent HKBA to the fullest.


Inquire about available coaching positions

We would love for you to be a part of the HKBA Family!