6 kids from South Luzon make it to the National Training Camp of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA

After a most careful selection process, 6 kids from South Luzon topped the Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska, namely:

(Jr. NBA Category)
Karl Georg Clauss – De La Salle University STC, Sta. Rosa.
Joshua Yvan Garing – De La Salle, Lipa.
Jalen Angelo Limon – St. Francis School, Biñan.
John Ashley Los Bañez – Canossa School, Sta. Rosa.

(Jr. WNBA Category)
Luisa San Juan of Amazing Grace School in Laguna
Pherl Gwyneth Savendano of Christain Values School in Cavite

These six players will represent their region in the National Training Camp on April 24-26, 2015 to be held at PICC Forum, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

Ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars will be selected at the National Training Camp and will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia. The Coach of the Year will also be announced at the National Training Camp that will be attended by NBA talents.

The Journey 

Last Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the University of Perpetual Help Systems in Biñan, I was able to witness the journey of these young aspirants of the Junior NBA and Junior WNBA. These kids have undergone different intense drills and basketball team exercises to evaluate their capabilities and determination to achieve their goal.

The participants were selected from the Top 40 performers of the first day of camp held at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan Laguna which drew a field of 481 players aged 10-14 years old from various cities and towns in South Luzon.

The Top 40 were asked to return on Day 2 for final evaluation and selection of the top players who also exemplified the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.

Behind The Scene 

This careful selection process was headed by Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA head coach Chris Sumner and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso of the Alaska Power Camp.

We found many basketball talents here with good skills, athleticism and great fundamentals. I was impressed with their desire. My advice to them is to practice, practice, practice, and to always be hungry. Not everyone has the chance to be here. They should make the most of it and live the STAR values” said Coach Chris Sumner.

Reaching Out to More Kids 

Aside from South Luzon leg, Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA Philippines will also conduct different Regional Selection Camp to gather young aspirants starting this week in the following areas:

Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA Schedule

Iloilo City
Ateneo de Iloilo
March 7- 8, 2015

St. Louis University
March 14-15, 2015

Bacolod City
St. John Institute
March 21-22, 2015

Davao City
University of the Immaculate Conception
March 28-29, 2015

April 11-12, 2015.

Young aspirants who wish to join the regional selection camps may register at www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

Partner in Growing a Nation of Champions
This year, Alaska proudly brings the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2015 with a more extensive program as part of its mission to promote the value of sports in the Philippines.

Aside from Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2015, Alaska Milk also encourages children to “go out and play” through its “NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.” programs:
  • Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups
  • Alaska IronKids Triathlon
  • Alaska Family Run
  • Alaska Cycle Philippines.  

Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition. With its world-class quality products like Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink, it helps children reach their full growth potential. According to Alaska, aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is also needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children.

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For full program terms and conditions, you may visit the following links:

NBA/Jr. WNBA website: http://jrnba.asia/philippines

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Facebook: www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.

NBA Website: www.nba.com

NBA Facebook: www.facebook.com/philsnba

NBA Twitter: www.twitter.com/nba_philippines

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