Biñan, Laguna – Six young players – four boys and two girls from Laguna, Batangas and Cavite — topped the Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska in Biñan, Laguna on Sunday, March 1 at the University of Perpetual Help System . This is the second time that the Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA has come to Biñan.
The four Jr. NBA players who made it to the National Training Camp that will be held at the PICC Forum in Roxas Boulevard, Manila from April 24-26 are Karl Georg Clauss from De La Salle University STC of Sta. Rosa; Joshua Yvan Garing from De La Salle Lipa, Jalen Angelo Limon of St. Francis School in Biñan and John Ashley Los Bañez of Canossa School, Sta. Rosa. Two Jr. WNBA players, Luisa San Juan of Amazing Grace School in Laguna and Pherl Gwyneth Savendano of Christain Values School in Cavite also made it to the NTC.
The six players were selected from the Top 40 performers of the first day of camp at the Alonte Sports Arena 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 more intense drills and basketball team exercises. A final scrimmage at the end of Day 2 selected the most skilled basketball players who also exemplified the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.
The NTC finalists from South Luzon were chosen by the Jr. NBA evaluation committee 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.
The next Regional Selection Camp will be held in Iloilo City at the Ateneo de Iloilo on March 7 and 8. Other Regional Selection Camps are scheduled in Baguio at St. Louis University on March 14 and 15, Bacolod City at St. John Institute on March 21 and 22, Davao City at the University of the Immaculate Conception on March 28 and 29 and Manila at the PICC Forum on April 11 and 12. Qualified boys and girls who wish to join the selection camps may register at www.jrnba.asia/philippines.
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 presented by Alaska will also be announced at the National Training Camp that will be attended by NBA talents.
Full program terms and conditions can be found in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA event website. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines. For all things NBA, fans may visit www.nba.com, and follow the NBA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines).
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