Super Meteors Basketball, based out of Newton, Massachusetts, strives to bring the ideals of AAU basketball to the Newton community. The Meteors were founded in February 2022 by a 15 year old teen in Newton, Massachusetts. Since then the team has almost developed a mind of its own, only becoming stronger and more successful with each subsequent season. The goal of the Meteors is to ensure that if there is a young adult out there that wants to play AAU Basketball, they can, and the team has even offered financial aid in both seasons so far to ensure that anyone who wants to be a part of the Meteors is given a chance.
The Meteors, focused on being able to give a chance to play basketball to whoever wants to play it, will be giving out Financial aid again as a part of the upcoming Spring season. In previous seasons, the Meteors gave an approximate total of some $3000 in total financial aid. By continuing to put their money where their mouth is, the Meteors are demonstrating that it’s not just basketball that they value, but giving kids a chance to do something they love.
The founder of the Meteors, Xiang “Leo” Liu, is a figure that boggles the mind with his incredible accomplishments at such a young age. After Founding the Meteors last year while he was 14, Liu has continued to make a difference in just about every way he’s able to: Last Summer, he self-published a book, “A World Split in Two: Generational Division,” in which he gives his insights into the different divisions running through our society, and the different ways that they intersect and can be treated.
Liu is also a passionate advocate for education, and has started his own multimedia project titled “Educate the Globe” which aspires to create an understanding between both teachers and students. In an age where students and their teachers seem less understanding of each other than ever, Liu hopes to create mutual respect by publishing a collection of essays written by both teachers and students, and also start a podcast in which educators are interviewed about their beliefs.
This passion for education reveals itself plainly in the Meteors and their mission: On their website, the Meteors heavily emphasize the virtues of not just learning more about Basketball, but growing more as individuals as well. The way the Meteors see it, learning a sport isn’t just learning a set of new skills; true sportsmanship is also about learning what those skills mean. Recognizing that their players are going to move on to be working adults in just a few years, the Meteors make it their utmost priority to instill in their players some lessons that they will be able to carry with them in the years to come.