Boys to key men

DESMOND OH, Singapore Slingers captain.
DESMOND OH, Singapore Slingers captain.
WU QINGDE, Slingers forward.
WU QINGDE, Slingers forward.
WONG WEI LONG, Slingers guard.
WONG WEI LONG, Slingers guard.

For years they toiled in a team struggling to find fans, but Desmond Oh, Wong Wei Long and Wu Qingde kept faith with the Singapore Slingers, and are now on the cusp of success

This season's success wasn't really expected. I want to do it another time and continue having that feeling of winning.

DESMOND OH, Singapore Slingers captain.


If you're humble you'll try to learn more things. I was happy with the awards, but I didn't let the success go to my head.

WU QINGDE, Slingers forward.


I love to see how much my (academy's) students improve, and a smile from them always makes my day.

WONG WEI LONG, Slingers guard.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 20, 2016, with the headline 'BOYS TO KEY MEN'. Print Edition | Subscribe