It's been almost one month since Asian-American Jeremy Lin literally took over the sports world. He burst onto the scene on February 4th, with an outstanding performance against Deron Williams and the New Jersey Nets and he hasn't looked back since. It's safe to say that "Linsanity" is not just for basketball lovers. It's a cultural phenomenon that has spread across the world at an alarming rate.
Because everyone is occupied with trying to figure out who Jeremy Lin reminds them of, no one seems to be interested in finding the "NEXT" Jeremy Lin....until now of course.
Meet Chris Tang. The 6-foot 3, fifteen year-old sophomore has been tearing up Virginia high school basketball for well over a year now and he doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Last year as a freshman, Tang averaged a solid 17.0 ppg, 3.8 apg & 4.8 rpg for Hampton Roads Academy and this year he is averaging over 20 ppg, including a ridiculous 41 & 42 point performance earlier in the year.
Chris Tang is from China and has been living in the United States since the 8th grade. He plays his AAU ball for the talented Boo Williams squad and is being heavily recruited by Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland & Davidson. Jeremy Lin's alma mater Harvard is interested as well. Obviously Chris Tang is receiving Jeremy Lin comparisons because they are both of Asian descent, but if you watch Tang play, they share much more than ethnicity. While the world is caught up in "Linsanity", Chris Tang is steadily honing his craft. And maybe one day he'll be the NEXT Asian sensation.