Presenting: The boys and girls who will represent Manila at the Alaska Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp

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The Lucky boys and girls who will represent Manila in the National Training Camp

The last Regional Selection Camp was held last weekend, April 9 and 10, at Don Bosco Makati.  A total of 1,114 aspirants (1,030 boys, 84 girls) from different places and all walks of life underwent extensive screening for 2 days but only 20 boys and 10 girls (including reserves of 4 boys and 2 girls) were selected.

The first screening day scoped several tests including agility, speed, and other basketball skills to determine player’s capability to be a Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA star.  At the end of the day, 40 boys and 24 girls were chosen to return for Day 2.  The first part of second day was the basketball clinic which was held in the morning and the scrimmage was held in the afternoon, where in selected participants were grouped into teams to compete with each other and apply all what they have learned from Day 1 and from the basketball clinic.

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During those game, participants were scored individually, ranked and best of the best were picked to represent Manila in the National Training Camp which will be held on April 23 – 24 here in Manila.

Here is the list of the qualified participants for the NTC:

Girls (8)

Dianne Camille Nolasco

Lalaine Gonzales

Carley Monreal

Lindsey Nacional

Magda Lioui Flores

Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino

Princess Marie Villarin

Jonalyn Bongalos

Boys (16)

Mark Glenn Gabon

Luis Gabriel Aguila

Anjelo Raphael Argente

Jhondhel Austria

Jearico Nunez

Kai Zachary Sotto

Andrei Philip Lechoncito

Mark Nicole Lucban

Reich Randell Villegas

Prince Junnel De Belen

Pauloh Villarin

Patrick Lance Inting

Jericho Ross Paglinawan

Miguel Rey Luis Tan

Devon Dein Diez

Russel Ducanes

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photo credit to Jr.NBA FB page

I have seen new faces and some familiar faces at the RSC – Manila.  First timers, second timers or more, but they just represent three characteristics:

The HEART of an ATHLETE…

The PERSEVERANCE of FIGHTER…

And the NEVER SAY DIE ATTITUDE of a WINNER.

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The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

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For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

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