9 Mindanaoans top Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in Butuan City

(1st row) Mikylla Taborada, Razzyla Jane Lubrico, Xaniah Venice Ebajay  (2nd row) Khyre Axxell Ayao, Apl McAndrei Gemao, James Felix Rosario, Nick Ivan Tud, Paolo Mathew Kho, Daniel John Quijada (3rd row) coaches Kalvin Sangalang, Louie Gonzales, Aleksei Toledo, Eric dela Cuesta, Tony dela Cruz, Willie Miller, Rafael Galos, Carlos Barroca
(1st row) Mikylla Taborada, Razzyla Jane Lubrico, Xaniah Venice Ebajay
(2nd row) Khyre Axxell Ayao, Apl McAndrei Gemao, James Felix Rosario, Nick Ivan Tud, Paolo Mathew Kho, Daniel John Quijada
(3rd row) coaches Kalvin Sangalang, Louie Gonzales, Aleksei Toledo, Eric dela Cuesta, Tony dela Cruz, Willie Miller, Rafael Galos, Carlos Barroca

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returned for the second consecutive year to Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City, Philippines on April 13-14, 2019. Six boys and three girls were identified to represent Mindanao at the National Training Camp in Metro Manila, Philippines.

The Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp, led by Coach Carlos Barroca of the NBA and former PBA players Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller, hosted more than 500 campers, with the selected athletes excelling in a series of basketball activities and competition and exemplifying the core S.T.A.R. values of the game throughout the camp.  They will advance to the National Training Camp on May 17-19, 2019 and join the best young athletes from the Regional Selection Camps and a select Alaska Power Camp group to vie to be named part of the 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Star team.

“If they get in shape because they play very intense, then they have their chances. They have good quality, I think we were lucky we chose six good all-stars from the boy’s side and three on the girl’s side. They have their chances,” said Coach Carlos. “The way that they’re going to work from now to the day of the NTC is going to be really important. I told them that they need to work and get in better shape. So, it’s up to them now.”

The Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars—comprised of as many as five boys and five girls—will join the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long camp in June that includes top youth players from the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.

In addition, the Asia-Pacific regional competition will form a team of 10 boys and 10 girls that will represent the region at the Jr. NBA Global Championship on August 6-11, 2019 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.  The international event will showcase 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 can still join the last Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp this year in Metro Manila on April 27-28, 2019 by registering 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.

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

BOYS ROSTER:

First Name Last Name Age School
Apl McAndrei Gemao 12 Corpus Christi School
Khyre Axxell Ayao 13 General Santos City SPED Integrated School
Daniel John Quijada 13 Holy Child College of Davao
James Felix Rosario 13 Corpus Christi School
Nick Ivan Tud 13 Cor Jesu College
Paolo Mathew Kho 14 Corpus Christi School

GIRLS ROSTER:

First Name Last Name Age School
Razzylla Jane Lubrico 13 Corpus Christi School
Xaniah Venice Ebajan 14 Corpus Christi School
Mikylla Taborada  14 Corpus Christi School

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Over 500 Mindanaoans join Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp at Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City

Carlos Barroca, Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp
Carlos Barroca, Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp

More than 500 kids from various Mindanao provinces received world class basketball instruction from Jr. NBA coaches led by Coach Carlos Barroca of the NBA on April 13-14, 2019 at Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. He was joined by former PBA players Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller.

Jr. NBA, the league’s youth basketball development program, continues to stage camps nationwide in its 12th consecutive year to teach fundamental skills and values of the game and hone the next generation of Filipino athletes. Boys and girls aged 10-14 can still join the final Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines on April 27-28, 2019.

Among the athletes were from General Santos City, South Cotabato. They traveled 12 hours to participate in the Mindanao camp.

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Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska holds 4th Regional Selection Camp in Butuan City

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska

After setting a new attendance record last year, Butuan City will host the Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska Mindanao Regional Selection Camp for the second consecutive year at the Fr. Saturnino Urios University on April 13-14, 2019. The league’s youth basketball participation program returns to the Caraga region to teach basketball fundamentals and impart core values of the game to boys and girls ages 10-14.

Participants will be trained by Jr. NBA coaches led by Carlos Barroca of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Tipping off on April 13, 2019 at 7:00 a.m, the two-day event will provide players a series of fundamental basketball drills measuring proficiency in dribbling, passing, shooting, lay-ups and footwork. Top performers will advance to April 14, 2019 to experience advanced basketball instruction and participate in team exercises and scrimmages.

Boys and girls will vie for slots to represent Mindanao in the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on May 17-19, 2019, which will include aspiring Jr. NBA players from the Regional Selection Camps in Benguet, Lucena and Dumaguete and the final camp in Metro Manila on April 27-28, 2019 and the Alaska Power Camp.

As many as five boys and five girls will compose the 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars that will participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long selection camp in June with 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 held August 6-11, 2019 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.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.

Dumaguete to host Visayas Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska on March 30-31, 2019

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska

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, 2019.  The Visayas Regional Selection Camp will be the third Jr. NBA Philippines selection camp for 2019 open for boys and girls ages 10-14.

Jr. NBA coaches led by Rob Newson of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso will teach basketball fundamentals and impart the core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect to participants during the two-day event.

Set to tip off at 7 a.m. on March 30, 2019, the camp will provide aspiring Jr. NBA All-Stars a series of skills stations that will test their dexterity in dribbling, passing, shooting, lay-ups and footwork.  Top performers on the first day will progress to Sunday and will be coached on advanced basketball concepts, take part in team exercises and scrimmages, and vie for slots to represent the Visayan region in the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on May 17-19, 2019.

Outstanding athletes selected in the Dumaguete Regional Selection Camp will be part of the top 40 boys and 40 girls from Regional Selection Camps in Lucena on March 9-10, 2019, in Baguio on March 23-24, 2019, in Butuan on April 13-14, 2019, in Metro Manila on April 27-28, 2019 and the Alaska Power Camp.

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

In culmination, the top performing 10 boys and 10 girls in that camp will then 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.  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.