Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet State University for this year’s second Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp on March 23-24, 2019. Led by Carlos Barroca of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso, Jr., NBA coaches will bring the league’s youth basketball participation program to teach basketball fundamentals and impart core values of the game to boys and girls aged 10-14.
Participants will experience world-class basketball instruction in the two-day event, which will tip off on March 23, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. The aspiring Jr. NBA All-Stars will go through a series of skills stations that will test their dexterity in dribbling, passing, shooting, lay-ups and footwork and the top performers will progress to March 24, 2019 to be coached on advanced basketball concepts and participate in team exercises and exhibition games.
Boys and girls will vie for slots to represent North Luzon in the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on May 17-19, 2019. Athletes selected in the Benguet Regional Selection Camp will comprise part of the top 40 boys and 40 girls gathered from Regional Selection Camps in Lucena City, Quezon on March 9-10, 2019, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental on March 30-31, 2019, Butuan, Agusan del Norte on April 13-14, 2019, Metro Manila on April 27-28, 2019 and the Alaska Power Camp.
Comprised of five boys and five girls, the 2019 batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars will participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp. Scheduled in June 2019, the week-long selection camp will feature 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 to be held on August 6-11, 2019 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States. 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.