David Muoka Becomes First Hong Kong Player Drafted into NBA G League

The born-and-raised Hong Konger has his sights set on playing in the NBA

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8:07 PM HKT, Wed November 1, 2023

David Muoka has become the first player from Hong Kong to be drafted into the NBA’s G League — and he doesn’t plan to stop there.

The 22-year-old graduated from West Island High School in Pok Fu Lam, and was just selected as the third pick overall for the NBA’s development league. He will play for Capital City Go-Go, the G League team under the NBA’s Washington Wizards.

“Every time I step out onto the floor, just being intense, playing with high energy, being an anchor on defense,” Muoka said about his game earlier this year. “And offensively doing what I can to help the guys out; offensive rebounds, putbacks, post-ups, trying to make the right play.”

The G League is the official minor league organization of the NBA, which has also hosted players like Mac McClung and Jeremy Lin. It’s the premiere organization for players seeking to enter the NBA, with 58 G League players receiving call-ups to join NBA teams last season.

“I’m trying to do everything I can do so that I have no excuse not to be on the floor at all times,” Muoka said. “Yeah, just playing hard.”

Images via Instagram: Capital City Go-Go / David Muoka

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