The best of the best 10-14 year old ballers around the country participated in the series of Regional Selection Camps of the Jr. NBA & Jr. WNBA held in Biñan, Iloilo, Baguio, Bacolod, Manila and Davao
The Manila leg held last April 10-11 had eagers boys and girls around the Metro undergo series of skills tests at stations such as Lay-ups, Shooting, Passing, Footwork and Dribbling.
Here they are polishing their dribbling skills.
After 2 days, the following boys and girls were selected :
1. Stacey Tibayan (Manila)
2. Ernest John Felicilda (CDO)
3. Russelle Andrew C. Dominguez (Rizal)
4. Jac Inigo Macasaet (Baguio)
5. Kai Zachary Sotto (Manila)
6. Edrian Custodio (Paranaque)
7 Previn Competente (Manila)
8. Ren Gabriel D. Reyes (Batangas)
9 Jesse Adrian F. Intega (Manila)
10. Christian Allen G. Vergara (Las Pinas)
11. Vehnjo Maximo (Manila)
1. Michaela Pentecostes (Makati)
2. Kyla Flores (Paranaque)
3. Akemi Marteja (Paranaque)
4. Christine Jazz Unqui
5. Nelia Jean David (Manila)
6. Stephanie Villapando (Laguna)
The Jr. NBA & Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska, is just one of Alaska’s Sports Development Program that inspires children realize their dreams through teaching them skills to play the game while incorporating the values of determination, hard work, team work, discipline and sportsmanship. It has reached hundreds of schools and communities nationwide and benefited thousands of children, parents, and coaches through grassroots activities like basketball training camps and school clinics.
Tomorrow the young hopefuls will participate in the Final Scrimage at SM MOA. They will be working with NBA coaches and Alaska Basketball Powercamp Director Jeffrey Cariaso. Other coaches who will run the drills and conduct the learning sessions include PBA Legends Rodney Santos, Eric de la Cuesta, John Ramirez and Topex Robinson, and Perlas Pilipinas national players Melissa Jacob, Ish Tiu, MJ Galicia and Justine Formata.
After the Final Scrimage, the 2015 All-Star Team will be announced. The male and female All-Stars will be rewarded with an authentic NBA experience and the chance to play with a counterpart youth team abroad.
Missed the 2015 round, well if you are 10-14years old next year, do come and be a part of the 2016 selection. The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program, is free for boys and girls across all stages – from the school and open clinics, through the Regional Selection Camps, the National Training Camp and the NBA Experience.
Good Luck to all! Shine and show off your STAR Values!