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9 Mindanaoans join JR NBA nat’l training camp

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returned to Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City for the second straight year and identified six boys and three girls to represent Mindanao at the National Training Camp in Metro Manila.

The Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp, led by Coach Carlos Barroca of the NBA and former PBA players Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller, hosted more than 500 campers, with the selected athletes excelling in a series of basketball activities and competition and exemplifying the core S.T.A.R. values of the game throughout the camp.

SIX BOYS AND THREE GIRLS will represent Mindanao at the Jr. NBA National Training Camp in May. They are (Front Row, L-R): Mikylla Taborada, Razzyla Jane Lubrico, Xaniah Venice Ebajay; Back Row, L-R: Khyre Axxell Ayao, Apl McAndrei Gemao, James Felix Rosario, Nick Ivan Tud, Paolo Mathew Kho, and Daniel John Quijada). Also in photo are Jr. NBA and Alaska coaches Kalvin Sangalang, Louie Gonzales, Aleksei Toledo, Eric dela Cuesta, Tony dela Cruz, Willie Miller, Rafael Galos, and Carlos Barroca.

SIX BOYS AND THREE GIRLS will represent Mindanao at the Jr. NBA National Training Camp in May. They are (Front Row, L-R): Mikylla Taborada, Razzyla Jane Lubrico, Xaniah Venice Ebajay; Back Row, L-R: Khyre Axxell Ayao, Apl McAndrei Gemao, James Felix Rosario, Nick Ivan Tud, Paolo Mathew Kho, and Daniel John Quijada). Also in photo are Jr. NBA and Alaska coaches Kalvin Sangalang, Louie Gonzales, Aleksei Toledo, Eric dela Cuesta, Tony dela Cruz, Willie Miller, Rafael Galos, and Carlos Barroca.

They will advance to the National Training Camp on May 17-19 and join the best young athletes from the Regional Selection Camps and a select Alaska Power Camp group to vie to be named part of the 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Star team.

The Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars – comprised of as many as five boys and five girls – will join the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long camp in June that includes top youth players from the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.

In addition, the Asia-Pacific regional competition will form a team of 10 boys and 10 girls that will represent the region at the Jr. NBA Global Championship on Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. The international event will showcase talented youth from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

Boys and girls aged 10-14 years old can still join the last Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp this year in Metro Manila on April 27-28 by registering at www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

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