Rex Cheah started basketball training and his playing career as a member of the La Salle College Basketball Team in Hong Kong. He went on to play for Louis St. Laurent High School in Edmonton, Canada where he first experienced overseas training and competition in North America.
Rex graduated from the University of Alberta with a Major in Economics. During that time, he was trained under 3-time Canadian Inter-university Sport (CIS) Coach of the Year, Don Horwood in the U of A Golden Bears Basketball Camps and Clinics.
He continues to follow his passion for basketball. Shortly after returning to Hong Kong, he started playing for teams in Division A2 under the Hong Kong Basketball Association.
In 2012, he took a step towards his coaching career and obtained his 1st-level coaching licence from the Hong Kong Basketball Association. Since then he has been coaching ages 5 to 18 in different local and international schools including La Salle Primary School, La Salle College, Australian International School, Discovery College, Hong Kong Academy and Hong Kong International School.
In the Summer of 2014, he was invited to become part of the coaching team in the Nike Basketball Camp in San Diego, USA. The following year, he received intensive coaching training under former NBA player, current LA Clippers’ G League team General Manger Dee Brown.
Before the start of the 2018-19 season, Rex was appointed as head coach by his alma mater, La Salle College. He led La Salle Basketball Team to finish 3rd overall in the top division of Hong Kong Inter-school Basketball Competition.
Similar to coach Tyler, IMPACT Basketball Academy reflects Rex’s philosophy to foster student athletes in Playing The Right Way, and to help every individual to become not only a better basketball player but also a better person.