Jr. NBA action swings to Biñan, Laguna this weekend as Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska selects the top players in South Luzon at the Alonte Sports Arena on February 28 and March 1, 2015.
Boys and girls aged 10 to 14 will undergo vitals tests, basketball drills, skills tests, aptitude and endurance challenges and learn the Jr. NBA core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect on Day 1. The top performers of Day 1 will return on Day 2 for more basketball drills and exercises, and take part in scrimmages that will determine the most outstanding performers of the camp.
As many as 4 boys and 2 girls will be selected on Day 2 to represent the region in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp that will be held in Manila from April 24-26. This is the second time that the NBA’s international developmental basketball program is coming to Biñan.
After Biñan, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Regional Selection Camps will go to Iloilo (March 7-8), Baguio (March 14-15), Bacolod (March 21-22), Davao (March 28-29) and Manila (April 11-12). Biñan is the second regional selection camp after Puerto Princesa City where three boys and one girl were chosen on February 21 and 22 to represent that region in the National Training Camp.
The selection camps and the NTC are run by Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Head Coach Chris Sumner assisted by Alaska Power Camp Director Jeffrey Cariaso and other Alaska coaches led by PBA legend Topex Robinson.
The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia. The program is free and open to boys and girls between 10 and 14 years old.
Registration is now ongoing through the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA event website www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where full program terms and conditions can be found. Fans can follow Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines. For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines).