Conan Pun is no barbarian. He is a warrior on the court.
Standing just above a metre and a half tall, the Hong Kong teenager proved height is no barrier during the Tuckers Ice Cream Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball Championship.
Playing for the Natabua High School under-19 side, the 18-year-old Conan, who is a shooting guard, was impressive in defence, passes and scoring points for the Lautoka side.
Conan, who idolises NBA star Ray Allen, also has poor eyesight and relies a lot on his specs during the game. Supported with the cord tied on his specs temple tips, Conan overcame yet another barrier to stamp his mark in the week-long event.
"Without the glasses, I can't see through the game and pass properly.
"It's not safe to wear glasses and play but I trust my teammates," he said.
Conan came to Fiji a year ago aiming to improve on his English.
He fell for basketball after his brother introduced him to the sport. "My brother was the coach in Natabua High School and he always told me that basketball is fun so I tried the sport and ended up playing," Conan, who is a Form Four student at Natabua, said.
"This sport really helps me communicate well with my fellow mates and eventually helps me to improve on my English."