2017 JR. NBA All-Stars Live the NBA Experience in Shanghai

Sixteen Jr. NBA All-Stars of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska, eight boys and eight girls, flew to Shanghai, China from Oct. 6-9 to enjoy a fun, enriching NBA basketball experience. The young ballers, ages 12-14 watched the live NBA China Game between 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
The Jr. NBA All-Stars cherished the opportunity to witness Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant combine for 90 points to lead the Warriors to a 142-110 win against the Timberwolves.
Jr. NBA All-Stars also had the chance to meet NBA Legend and defense specialist Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams. “Making it to the NBA starts with training and conditioning. If you love to do those things, then you will be a great basketball player. It’s the stuff that you do prior to the game that makes you great,” Williams shared the All-Stars in a brief training session with them.
Displaying their hardcourt prowess on the trip, the young Filipino athletes bested their fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam to win the Jr. NBA 3-on-3 tournament. The all-girls team representing Jr. NBA Philippines went head-to-head against various opponents before bowing out to Thailand in the semifinals.
In addition to friendly peer competitions, the Jr. NBA 2017 All-Stars experienced intense basketball training from Jr. NBA Coaches Chris Sumner and Natalia Andre, implementing rigorous skills exercises in shooting, passing, footwork, post-up, and under-the-basket drills. Jr. NBA All-Stars also tried the local cuisine and toured famous landmarks in Shanghai.
The Jr. NBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program that promotes basketball participation and an active lifestyle among children. Participants are trained in the fundamentals of basketball and learn about the importance of proper nutrition, as well as the Jr. NBA’s core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and respect (S.T.A.R).

Fans can follow Jr. NBA at the official website http://www.jrnba.asia and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JrNBAAsia to learn more about the program as well as how to join and become a Jr. NBA All-Star in 2018. 

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Orlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton and WNBA Sue Wicks in Manila for the 2017 Jr. NBA NTC

May 11, 2017 – Orlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton and Former WNBA Player Sue Wicks are in the Philippines to help young NBA hopefuls get a taste of what it’s like to train and play like an NBA player.
Over 30,000 players will be partcipating in the 2017 Jr. NBA National Training Camp with the hopes of becoming the 2017 Jr. NBA All-Stars. 37 boys and girls were chosen from Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camps in Cebu, Manila, Cagayan De Oro, Quezon and Alaska Power Camp in Manila who will participate in different advanced fundamental skills training and exhibition games at Don Bosco Technical Institute from May 12-13 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in May 14. They will be trained by Payton and Wicks to determine the 8 boys and 8 girls who will be named as Jr. NBA All-Stars.
When asked about what characteristics they are looking forward to the young hopefuls they will be training, Payton said that he wants to see a player with leadership and values teamwork. While Wicks said that she hopes that the kids will have fun and they will earn what they worked hard for after this camp.
The 8 girls and boys will go on an overseas NBA experience trip together with other Jr. NBA All-Stars from around Southeast Asia and with the 2017 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year.
The 2017 Jr. NBA National Training Camp is presented by Alaska with Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic as their official sponsors. ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official media partners.

Orlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton and WNBA Sue Wicks will be in Manila for the NBA’s National Training Camp

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, May 5, 2017 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic and former WNBA player Sue Wicks will travel to Manila to participate in the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 National Training Camp and help coach players from around the country vying to be named 2017 Jr. NBA All-Stars.  The National Training Camp will be held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute May 12-13 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 14.

Payton and Wicks will also serve as coaches at the annual Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game featuring past Jr. NBA standouts from across the country.  Participation in this year’s program increased by 50 percent from 2016, reaching more than 30,000 players and coaches in cities including Bacolod, Batangas, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, Metro Manila, and Puerto Princesa.
“I’m excited to visit the Philippines for the first time and experience the country’s enthusiastic basketball culture,” said Payton.  “These young players have worked hard to be a part of this camp, and I can’t wait to get on the court with them.”
“Having visited the Philippines before, I’ve seen firsthand the passion that young boys and girls here have for the game,” said Wicks.  “I’m looking forward to the trip and to working with the Jr. NBA participants to help take their game to the next level.”
Payton, who was drafted 10th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2015.  He averaged 12.8 points, 6.5 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game with the Magic this season.
Wicks, a former WNBA All-Star, was selected 6th overall in the 1997 WNBA Draft.  She spent six seasons in the WNBA with the New York Liberty and was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
The Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska culminates with the National Training Camp, which features the top 37 boys and top 37 girls participating in advanced fundamental skills training and exhibition games.  The finalists were selected from Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camps in Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Manila, and Quezon, and from the Alaska Power Camp in Manila. 
At the end of the National Training Camp, eight boys and eight girls will be selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars and will embark on an overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later this year.  The program will also feature the selection of the 2017 Jr. NBA Coaches of the Year who will join the Jr. NBA All-Stars on the overseas trip.
The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills and the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches, and parents.  During the 2016-17 season, the NBA will reach more than 18 million youth in 53 countries through its youth participation initiatives.
The Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.
Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom, and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines.
Fans can follow Jr. NBA at http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, visit http://www.nba.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines).
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Last Regional Selection Camp for Jr. NBA Phils 2017 will be Presented at Don Bosco, Makati

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, March 27, 2017 – The fourth and last regional selection camp for Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska will be held at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, 2017 starting at 9 a.m.
This is the last chance for young ballers in the NCR and other provinces to participate in the National Basketball Association’s youth development program that has been touring different key cities and towns since January this year.
Boys and girls aged 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the learn-and-achieve camp that will test their physical and basketball smarts through NBA style skills tests and basketball drills. They will also learn the STAR values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.
Vitals tests, skills tests and drills await participants on Day 1, during which the top performers of the day will be selected based on their scores in the vitals tests and skills challenges. On Day 2 participants will experience more intense drills, team activities and scrimmages that will determine the level of their basketball skills.
Jr. NBA coaches led by Coach Chris Sumner and local Jr. NBA coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso will run the camp and make the final selection for the regional finalists. The selected players will advance to the next phase of the program and will represent the National Capital Region in the National Training Camp that will be held at Don Bosco Makati and the SM Mall of Asia on May 12-14.
At the NTC, the top performing eight boys and eight girls will be culled from the finalists of the regional selection camps held in Cagayan de Oro, Lucena, Cebu and Metro Manila and the Alaska Power Camp. The 16 ballers will be named this year’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars and will enjoy a unique NBA experience later in the year that will also give them the opportunity to play with other Jr. NBA All-Stars from the Southeast Asian region.
Boys and girls born from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007 are encouraged to join the program by registering for the last Regional Selection Camp through the Jr. NBA event website http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines where full program terms and conditions can be found. Registration and participation in the camp are absolutely free.
For more information, please visit Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska facebook page http://www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines. 

Jr NBA Philippines 2017 Selects Visayan Players at Don Bosco Cebu

JR. NBA PHILIPPINES 2017 PRESENTED BY ALASKA SELECTS BEST YOUNG VISAYAN PLAYERS AT DON BOSCO CEBU MARCH 11 AND 12
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, March 9, 2017 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska holds its regional selection camp for the Visayas this weekend at Don Bosco Technology Center at Pleasant Homes Subdivision, Buhisan Rd., Cebu City from March 11 to 12, 2017.
Boys and girls aged 10 to 14 are invited to participate in a learn-and-achieve camp that will test their physical and basketball smarts through NBA style skills tests and basketball drills. The two-day selection camp starts at 9 a.m. on March 11, with the final selection of Visayan finalists to be announced on March 12. This is the sixth time that the Jr. NBA is staging its Regional Selection Camp in Cebu.
On Day 1 participants will undergo vitals tests, skills tests and drills after which the top performers of the day will be selected based on their scores. On Day 2 participants will have more intense drills, team activities and scrimmages that will determine the level of their basketball skills.
Jr. NBA coaches led by Coach Chris Sumner and local Jr. NBA coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso will run the camp alongside local volunteer coaches and make the final selection for the regional finalists. The selected players will represent the Visayas in the National Training Camp that will be held in Manila on May 12-14.
At the NTC, eight boys and eight girls will be chosen from among the finalists from the various regions and the Alaska Power Camp. They will be named this year’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars and will enjoy a unique NBA experience later in the year that will also give them the opportunity to play with other Jr. NBA All-Stars from the Southeast Asian region.
Boys and girls born from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007 are encouraged to take advantage of the NBA’s international youth development program where they can learn not only the proper basketball skills but also the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA S.T.A.R values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.
Young ballers can register for the Regional Selection Camps through the Jr. NBA event website www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where full program terms and conditions can be found. Registration and participation in the camp are absolutely free. After Cebu, the last Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camp will be held in Manila from April 1 to 2.
For more information, please visit Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska facebook page www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines

13 Players to Represent Jr NBA Philippines 2017 National Training Camp

THIRTEEN YOUNG PLAYERS TO REPRESENT SOUTH LUZON AT JR. NBA PHILIPPINES 2017 NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP

JR NBA PHILIPPINES 2017

Over 600 boys and girls from South Luzon came out to showcase their basketball skills as Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska staged its second Regional Selection Camp February 25-26 at Manuel S. Enverga University in Lucena City.

After two days of intense training and scrimmages, eight boys – Jeryk Dwight Bait, 14, of Batangas Eastern College; Marc Harold de Guzman, 13, of St. Francis National High School; Nygel Gonzales, 13, of De La Salle Lipa; Raphael Hutamares, 13, of Maryhill College; Carlos Noel Panganiban, 14 and Troy Gerard Umayao, 13, of International School for Better Beginnings, Lucena; Wrench Mason Roquid, 13, of University of Perpetual Help System-Laguna, and Raphael Tolentino, 12, of Metro Lucena Integrated Learning School – topped the boys division.  Five girls – Fatima Irish Alpay, 13, of Luis Palad National High School; Kristin Aira Carmona, 12, of Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation; Gracey Aine de Mesa, 13, of Lucena City National High School; Jezza Oabel, 13, of University of Perpetual Help System-Laguna, and Nicole Rosaldo, 12, of Tayabas West Central School – were selected to progress to the next stage of the Jr. NBA program.

The 13 young athletes produced strong performances during the skills stations and scrimmages as well as embodied the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp.  The young players will represent South Luzon in the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp where they will go up against top players from other Regional Selection Camps on May 11-14, 2017.  The best players in the NTC – eight boys and eight girls – will be named the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 All-Stars who will participate in an overseas NBA experience later this year.

Boys and girls aged 10-14 who want to join the free youth basketball program can still participate in the two remaining Regional Selection Camps in Cebu on March 11-12 and Manila on April 1-2.  Interested participants can register at www.jrnba.asia/philippineswhere the program terms and conditions can be found.

For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, fans can visit www.nba.com, like the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and follow www.twitter.com/nba_philippines on Twitter.

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7 Boys and Girls Off to Manila To Represent Mindanao in the Jr NBA Philippines 2017

SEVEN BOYS AND FIVE GIRLS OFF TO MANILA TO REPRESENT MINDANAO IN THE JR. NBA PHILIPPINES 2017 NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP

CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES, Feb. 13, 2017 – A record-breaking 1,479 young athletes from all over Mindanao showed up at this year’s first Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska held February 11-12 at Xavier University.
After experiencing the various progressive basketball drills and scrimmages, Jezreel Aton, 13, of Bethel Baptist Christian Academy; Khen Caduyac, 13, and Stephen Jebson Garcia, 13, of Corpus Cristi; John Anthony Melgazo, 14, and Jerald Orestes, 13,  of Bukidnon National Highschool; Geo Ramos, 13, of Xavier University and Maverick John Vieto, 13, of San Isidro College ruled the boys division while Louise Veronica Agad, 12, Ella Rae Amulato, 12, and Pauline Angelique Valle, 12, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive Highschool (MOGCHS); September Star Padla, 13, of Bukidnon State University; and Giordana Tagarda, 10, of City Central School are the girls who will represent Mindanao to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Manila this May 12-14.
These 12 young ballers excelled in the skills stations and exhibition games, exemplifying the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp.  The Jr. NBA committee headed by Jr. NBA Coach Craig Brown evaluated the regional finalists.
“These kids in Cagayan De Oro listen extremely well and play hard,” said Jr. NBA Coach Craig Brown.  “If they continue to work on the fundamentals that we worked on here over the last two days and really stay committed to the S.T.A.R values which they exuded here this weekend, I think the sky is the limit for these young people.”
Some of the young athletes who participated in the two-day camp travelled all the way from Bukidnon, Butuan, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga for the opportunity to be selected and advance to the next stages of the league’s global youth basketball participation program.
   
Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp’s next stop will be Lucena (Feb. 25-26) followed by Cebu (March 11-12) and Manila (April 1-2).  Boys and girls ages 10-14 can still register to the free youth basketball program at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.
Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, fans can visit www.nba.com, like the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and follow www.twitter.com/nba_philippines on Twitter.
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Jr NBA and Alaska Coaches in Town Again to Find Local Basketball Talents

FIRST REGIONAL SELECTION CAMP OF JR. NBA PHILIPPINES 2017 PRESENTED BY ALASKA RETURNS TO CDO FEB. 11-12




Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska opens the second phase of its program, the Regional Selection Camp, in Cagayan de Oro this weekend. Young cagers in Mindanao aged 10-14 years old are invited to attend the two-day camp on February 11 and 12 at  Xavier University, Corrales Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration and participation are absolutely free. On the first day, participants undergo vitals tests and skills challenges where their scores in vitals tests and individual skills challenges will determine if they will return the following day to undergo more basketball drills and team exercises. On the second day, the remaining participants undergo team drills and get to show off their team and individual skills in the final scrimmages. The top performers in the camp will be selected to represent the region in the National Training Camp that will be held in Manila on May 12-14, 2017.
The Camp will be run by Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA Coach Craig Brown together with other Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA coaches from presenting partner Alaska.
Boys and girls aged 10 to 14 are encouraged to take advantage of the NBA’s international youth development program where they can learn not only the proper basketball skills but also the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA S.T.A.R values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.
The camp will give participants the chance to join a learn-and-achieve camp that will test their physical and basketball smarts through vitals tests, NBA style skills tests and basketball drills.
The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp is the third phase of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program where eight Jr. NBA and eight Jr. WNBA All-Stars will be chosen from among the top participants in the regional selection camps. They will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later this year.
After Cagayan de Oro, the Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camps will next go to Lucena on February 25-26, Cebu (March 11-12) and Manila (April 1-2).
Young ballers can register for the Regional Selection Camps through the Jr. NBA event website www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where full program terms and conditions can be found.

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Presenting the Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars 2016

After weeks and months of conducting Alaska Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Regional Selection to pick the best of the best from Baguio, Davao, Cebu and Manila, the top 50 boys and 24 girls from each regions were advanced to the final selection stage in National Training Camp at The Don Bosco  Makati on April 22-24.  During the 3 days, they were individually scored on how they play and how they applied what they have learned.  In the morning of day 3, twenty girls and 20 boys were chosen and grouped to play the final game.  And after the Adrenaline-boosted game, 10 boys and 5 girls were chosen to be the Alaska Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars 2015.
HERE ARE THE WINNERS:
FEMALE ALL-STAR
  1. CEBU – Darlene Regasajo
  2. CEBU – Florence Jil Talas
  3. MANILA – Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino
  4. DAVAO – Rozie Amatong
  5. DAVAO – Aloha Marie Betanio
MALE ALL-STARS
  1. POWERCAMP – Julian Alfonso Jugo
  2. CEBU – Fritz Felix Valencia
  3. CEBU – Harold Alarcon
  4. POWERCAMP – Isaiah Miguel Blanco (son of Dondon Hontiveros)
  5. BAGUIO – Ric Ozner Gatuz
  6. MANILA – Andrei Philip Lechoncito
  7. CEBU – Tracy Carl Dadang
  8. MANILA – Jearico Nunez
  9. MANILA – Miguel Rey Luis Tan
  10. MANILA – Kai Zachary Sotto (son of Ervin Sotto)
The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Special awards were also given to boys and girls who exude exemplary characteristics.  Top male and female coaches were also picked. 
Here is the complete list:
COACHES OF THE YEAR:
FEMALE:
PASIG – Arayi Ewon
MALE:
DAVAO – Elegino Chollo
RISING STAR:
FEMALE:  Carly Monreal
MALE:  Victorino Torres III
HUSTLE AWARD:
FEMALE:  Kate Buenaventura
MALE:  Jericho Ross Paglinawan
ALL-STAR PLAYER OF THE GAME
FEMALE:  Aloha Marie Betanio
MALE:  Tracy Carl Dadang
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:
FEMALE:  Imee Claire Matas
MALE:  Alfonso Candari
ALASKA AMBASSADOR:
FEMALE:  Rozie Amatong
MALE:  Julian Alfonso Jugo
NTC MVP:
FEMALE:  Florence Jil Talas
MALE:  Kai Zachary Sotto
More than 36,00 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007.  The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.
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Newest All-Stars of JR. NBA and JR. WNBA Philippines 2016

NEWEST ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED AT NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP OF
JR. NBA/JR. WNBA PHILIPPINES 2016 PRESENTED BY ALASKA
Ten boys and five girls—comprised of players from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao—were selected as Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars during the last day of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on April 24.
Bacolod City is represented by Fritz Felix Valencia and Harold Alarcon of Taytung High School and Andrei Philip Lechoncito of St. John’s Institute while Cebu and Baguio City are represented by Tracy Carl Dadang of University of San Carlos and Ric Ozner Gatuz of Cherished Moment School respectively.  Jearic Nuñez of University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA, Miguel Roy Luis Tan of Xavier School, Kai Zachary Sotto of St. Francis of Assisi School, Julian Alfonso Jugo and Isaiah Miguel Blanco of La Salle Greenhills are the Manila contingent completing the ten Jr. NBA All-Stars.
The Jr. WNBA All-Stars are composed of Florence Jill Talas and Darlene Regasajo of Abellana National High School in Cebu, Rozie Amatong of Modern International Learning Center in Davao, Aloha Marie Betanio of Malaybalay Corpus Christi School in Bukidnon, and Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino of Dalig National High School in Antipolo.
The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches fundamental skills, builds character, and promotes active lifestyles of Filipinos nationwide. In its ninth year, 2-time NBA Champion Norris Cole and WNBA Legend Taj McWilliams-Franklin joined Jr. NBA Coaches Craig Brown and Jeffrey Cariaso in training and working with the young campers at Don Bosco Technical Insitute Gym in Makati.
After three days of experiencing world class basketball instruction, the 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars will be rewarded with a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later this year.  The program will also feature the selections of the 2016 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Coaches of the Year—Ewon Arayi of Magis Academy in Antipolo and Elegino Chollo of Ateneo de Davao—who will also join the experience trip.
The 2016 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars were chosen from a group of 50 boys and 24 girls ages 10-14 from Regional Selection Camps in Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Manila and the Alaska Power Camp this year.  Highlighting the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 program was Kai Zachary Sotto and Rozie Amatong who were named as the camp’s Most Valuable Players.  In addition, the National Training Camp showcased the fourth edition of the Jr. NBA All-Star alumni game and the first Jr. WNBA All-Star 3×3 exhibition.
For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, fans can visit www.nba.com, like the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and follow www.twitter.com/nba_philippines on Twitter.
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The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 All-Stars and Coaches of the Year with NBA and Alaska officials. (L-R) Front Row : Blen Fernando, Alaska VP for Marketing, Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Chollo Alegino, Cecilia Quilenderino, Rozie Amatong, Aloja Betanio, Darlene Regasajo, Jill Talas, Harold Alarcon and Tracy Dadang; Scond Row : E Cow, Jeffrey Cariaso, Norris Cole of the New Orleans Pelicans, Miguel Roy Tan, Jearico Nunez, Andrei Lechoncito, Fritz Valencia, Julian Jugo, Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Head Coach Craig Brown, Ric Ozner Gatuz, Isaiah Blanco, Jr. WNBACoach of the Year Ewon Arayi, Kai Sotto, NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson and Taj McWilliams-Franklin, WNBA Legend.
 Jr. WNBA Final Scrimmage. Jr. WNBA All-Star and Camp MVP Florence Jill Talas (right) anticipates the action.
Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA coaches Norris Cole and Melissa Jacob wish the Girls’ Purple Team good luck in the final scrimmage.
SJ Belangel of the Ateneo Bkue Eaglets runs with RK Ilagan of the San Sebastian Staglets in this piece of action during the Jr. NBA All-Stars Alumni Game.
13-year old Kai Sotto, 6’9, easily does a lay-up.

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ continues in Manila

The lucky boys and girls who will represent Manila at the National Training Camp on April 23-24

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it held its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati last April 9 and 10.
Boys and girls joined the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boy and girl coaches who will handle the two teams.

Here is the list of the qualified participants for the NTC:
Girls (8)
Dianne Camille Nolasco
Lalaine Gonzales
Carley Monreal
Lindsey Nacional
Magda Lioui Flores
Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino
Princess Marie Villarin
Jonalyn Bongalos
Boys (16)
Mark Glenn Gabon
Luis Gabriel Aguila
Anjelo Raphael Argente
Jhondhel Austria
Jearico Nunez
Kai Zachary Sotto
Andrei Philip Lechoncito
Mark Nicole Lucban
Reich Randell Villegas
Prince Junnel De Belen
Pauloh Villarin
Patrick Lance Inting
Jericho Ross Paglinawan
Miguel Rey Luis Tan
Devon Dein Diez
Russel Ducanes

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers. 
 
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Manila, the Regional Selection Camps were also held at Davao City, Cebu City and Baguio City.  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.
NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.
More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.
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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players continues in Cebu

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical School in Cebu City on March 5 and 6.
Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.
The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.    
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.
“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 
The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Cebu there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Manila on (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.
NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.
More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.
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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players continues in Davao

The lucky RSC-Davao players to participate at the National Training Camp in Manila on April

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at the Ateneo de Davao University (Grade School, High School at Matina Campus) on Feb. 27 and 28.
Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.
The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.


The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.    
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.


“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 
The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Davao there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.
NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.
More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.
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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ starts in Baguio

The Selected Players to join in National Training Camp in Manila.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska starts its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its first Regional Selection Camp at the Benguet State University, Baguio on Feb. 20 and 21.

Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel on an overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Benguet State University in Baguio or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.    

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.
“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Baguio there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Davao (Feb. 27-28), Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.




The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.