Monday night, I had the real distinct pleasure of seeing Harvard’s Men’s basketball team player (and Palo Alto native) phenom Jermey Lin play live against Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Although Lin didn’t have his best night scoring, he played a critical role in Harvard’s victory:
“Jeremy Lin didn’t want to think about all the fans who had crammed into the sold-out Leavey Center on Monday night. But his Harvard teammates let him know anyway. “They said it looks like Hong Kong,” Lin said after Harvard defeated Santa Clara 74-66 in front of 4,700. A nervous Lin didn’t have his usual superb scoring game, getting only six points. But the senior sensation from Palo Alto High tied a career high with nine assists to help the Crimson (11-3) cruise past the Broncos, who lost their fourth in five games. “When your senior leader scores six points in a road game and they win, that’s why he’s more than just the leading scorer,” Santa Clara coach Kerry Keating said.”
Indeed, in tonight’s game, I saw some pretty cool assists by Jeremy, as well as some blocks by him swatting away basket attempts by Santa Clara. Prior to the game, local newspapers such as The San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News did profiles on Jeremy. At the game, local Chinese news channel KTSF 26 was there, along with Chinese language newspaper World Journal. On the local Fox news affiliate, I saw the sportscaster call Jeremy the “Asian sensation” – which I thought had a nice ring to it. I even saw a Hyphen photographer with official press credentials!
After the jump, you can see some photos from the game (or view all the photos I took).
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Sold-out crowd with plenty of Asian Americans and Harvard alums.
Harvard alum & Jeremy Lin fan!
Another’s fan’s sign: “Lin’s 4 Real!”
Jeremy at the free throw line.
Jeremy’s dad being interviewed by KTSF 26.
Jeremy with some fans after the game.