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ELEVEN YOUNG BALLERS TO REPRESENT VISAYAS AT JR. NBA/JR. WNBA PHILIPPINES 2016 NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP
Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Technology Center in Cebu welcomed 333 young players across Visayas including Bacolod, Bohol, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte and Samar. Staged for the fifth time in Cebu, the league’s global youth basketball participation program awarded eleven 13-year old kids composed of eight boys and three girls with a ticket to the National Training camp in Manila from April 22-24.
Harold Alarcon and Fritz Felix Valencia of Bacolod Tay Tung High School; Justin Atilano and Tracy Carl Dadang of the University of San Carlos; Lowell Jhan Francis Chan and Anskie McLouisee Respina of Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu; Nicholas Steven Pura of St. John’s Institute of Baclod and Kendall Limana of Abellana National High School of Cebu are the Jr. NBA representatives, while Daphne Nardo, Darlene Regasajo and Jill Florence Talas of Avellana National High School comprise the Jr. WNBA representatives of Visayas to the National Training Camp.
The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA coaches emphasized tough defense and relentless offense in the team drills.
Divided into color-coded teams, the regional camp finalists showed off their individual talents against each other in scrimmages.
Cebu Regional Selection Camp finalists went through advanced drills and skills challenges on Day 2.
The young athletes showcased their talents during drills and scrimmages while exemplifying the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp. The National Training Camp will host the kids from Visayas who will compete against other top players chosen from Regional Selection Camps held in Baguio and Davao as well as the upcoming camp in Manila. The players will have the opportunity to be among 10 Jr. NBA and 5 Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars who will participate in an overseas NBA experience later in the year.
The last stop of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 Regional Selection Camp is at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati on April 9-10. Boys and girls ages 10-14 can still register online to the free youth basketball program at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.
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