Dumaguete to host Visayas Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska on March 30-31

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska visits Dumaguete for the first time to bring the league’s youth basketball participation program to St. Louis School of Don Bosco on March 30-31. The Visayas Regional Selection Camp will be the third Jr. NBA Philippines selection camp for 2019 open for boys and girls ages 10-14. Continue reading “Dumaguete to host Visayas Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska on March 30-31”

Jr. NBA coaches led by Coaches Natalia Andrei Dos Santos of the NBA and Jeffrey Cariaso of Alaska received handcrafted roses by students of the Sisters of Mary Girls Town at the end of their training session.

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska staged an open clinic for the Sisters of Mary Boys Town and Girls Town on Feb. 23-24 that reached more than 3,400 students, experiencing world-class basketball instruction and learning the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.  Jr. NBA Philippines begins its Regional Selection Camps on March 9-10 in Lucena prior to stops in Baguio, Butuan, Dumaguete, and Metro Manila to search for the country’s most talented

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 Trains More than 3,000 Kids in Cavite Clinic

As part of the league’s efforts to promote inclusion, Jr. NBA Philippines provided opportunities for young girls of Sisters of Mary Girlstown from Grades 7-10 to participate in basketball drills and skills development exercises last Feb. 23, with a total of 2,248 female athletes experiencing world class basketball instruction from Jr. NBA Coaches Natalia Dos Santos and Jeffrey Cariaso with the Alaska coaches.  The next day, Feb. 24, the Jr. NBA Philippines program hosted 1,060 kids that learned the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, defending and conditioning, while Alaska and Gatorade facilitated nutrition and hydration talks respectively.

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“Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska distinguishes itself by reinforcing an active lifestyle and instilling positive values for kids while enjoying the game of basketball,” said Dos Santos. “Through the Jr. NBA program, we empower children from varying backgrounds and help them fulfill their potential as young players and future leaders of society.”

In addition to the open clinic, Jr. NBA Philippines will stage Regional Selection Camps in Lucena (March 9-10), Baguio (March 23-24), Dumaguete (March 30-31), Butuan (April 13-14), and Metro Manila (April 26-27) to advance the top 40 boys and 40 girls in the National Training Camp on May 17-19. As many as five boys and five girls from the National Training Camp will advance to the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Qualifiers, a week-long selection camp in June featuring top youth players from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

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As a culminating event, the top performing 10 boys and 10 girls will represent Asia Pacific in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship held Aug. 6-11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona, and Vivo as Official Partners. ABS-CBN S + A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

Participants can now register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports.

NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue is joined by 20 NBA 2K players from Australia, China, New Zealand and the Philippines at the first-ever NBA 2K League APAC Invitational in Hong Kong. The two-day event took place Feb. 2-3 and will identify several elite players from the Asia-Pacific region who will become eligible for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft.

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