9 North Luzon players to compete at Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp

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The Jr. NBA Philippines North Luzon Regional Selection Camp took place at Benguet State University in La Trinidad, Philippines on March 23-24, 2019. Over a thousand young basketball players from various places of the Philippines including Baguio City, Benguet, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, La Union, Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan participated.

After two days of basketball drills and exercises, seven boys and two girls exhibited outstanding oncourt skills and embodied the core values of the game. They will move on to the next stage of the program, the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines on May 17-19, 2019.

A roster of 40 boys and 40 girls will be gathered from the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camps in Benguet, Butuan, Dumaguete, Lucena and Metro Manila and a select group from the Alaska Power Camp. Players from across the archipelago will showcase their talents and vie to be named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars.

“What I’ve noticed here in Baguio is that there are a lot of good dribblers,” former PBA player Tony de la Cruz stated. “The kids here are very competitive, very enthusiastic. They’re working hard.”

“The three questions I always ask the kids, ‘Did you have fun?’ ‘Did you give your best?’ and the last one is ‘Do you love basketball?’ and it’s all ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’” de la Cruz added. “And I think that’s our goal here, making sure that the kids are learning basketball. They’re having fun and more importantly they are giving their best.”

This year, Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars, comprised of as many as five boys and five girls, will compete in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp. It is a week-long camp in June 2019 that includes top youth players from North Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

The Asia Pacific regional competition will provide the 2019 batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars the opportunity to represent the region in the Jr. NBA Global Championship that will be held August 6-11, 2019 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.  The international event will feature talented youth from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

Boys and girls aged 10-14 years old can join the remaining Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camps in Dumaguete on March 30-31, 2019, Butuan on April 13-14, 2019 and Metro Manila on April 27-28, 2019. Register at www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

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 broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

For all things NBA, fans can 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 the Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports

The following is a complete list of participants selected from the Jr. NBA Philippines Benguet Regional Selection Camp advancing to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp:

BOYS ROSTER:

First Name Last Name Age School
Laurence Christian Batongbakal 13 Saint Mary’s University
Jushrylle Rayne De Vera 13 Baguio City National High School
Kenneth Gabriel Duca 14 University of Baguio Science High School
Zak Adlee Gumaya 13 Berkeley School of Baguio
Aethan Pagio 14 University of Baguio
Czarlo Lorenzo Salvador 13 Ateneo de Davao University
Nathaniel Tomeldan 14 St. Louis University – Laboratory High Schoool

 

GIRLS ROSTER:

First Name Last Name Age School
Jhulliana Francesca Pagteilah 13 San Jose School of La Trinidad Inc.
Christine Nicole Venterez 12 Baguio City National High School

 

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet to host camp

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet State University for this year’s second Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp on March 23-24, 2019. Led by Carlos Barroca of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso, Jr., NBA coaches will bring the league’s youth basketball participation program to teach basketball fundamentals and impart core values of the game to boys and girls aged 10-14.

Participants will experience world-class basketball instruction in the two-day event, which will tip off on March 23, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.  The aspiring Jr. NBA All-Stars will go through a series of skills stations that will test their dexterity in dribbling, passing, shooting, lay-ups and footwork and the top performers will progress to March 24, 2019 to be coached on advanced basketball concepts and participate in team exercises and exhibition games.

Boys and girls will vie for slots to represent North Luzon in the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on May 17-19, 2019.  Athletes selected in the Benguet Regional Selection Camp will comprise part of the top 40 boys and 40 girls gathered from Regional Selection Camps in Lucena City, Quezon on March 9-10, 2019, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental on March 30-31, 2019, Butuan, Agusan del Norte on April 13-14, 2019, Metro Manila on April 27-28, 2019 and the Alaska Power Camp.

Comprised of five boys and five girls, the 2019 batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars will participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp. Scheduled in June 2019, the week-long selection camp will feature top youth players from North Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

In addition, the top performing 10 boys and 10 girls will represent Asia Pacific in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship to be held on August 6-11, 2019 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.  The international event will feature talented youth from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

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 broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

Participants can 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.