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Jr. NBA & Jr. WNBA National Selection Camp 2015: The Finale!

30 Apr

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From Palawan, Laguna, Iloilo, Baguio, Bacolod, Davao and Manila the Alaska Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA successfully gathers the Best Young Basketball Players from all over the country to make their basketball dreams a reality.

It was indeed a full packed weekend for these youngsters who participated in the 2015 National Training Camp happened at the PICC from April 24 to 25, on their last day all the 50 Boys and 24 Girls battled it out to be a part of the elite Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippine All- Stars.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2015 All-Stars with Nerlens Noel and Ruth Riley (L-R): (First Row) : Joshua Garing, Heart Pagara Donor, Luisa Krizelle San Juan, Micaela Pentecostes, Nelia Jean David, Kyla Flores, Robert Alomar Castro, Ernest John Felicilda; (Second Row): Nerlens Noel, Jeffy Mailim, Christian Allen Magno, Daniel Coo, Lloyd Raphael Oliva, Miguel Luigi Santos, Luis Sebastian Locsin, Edrian Custodio and Ruth Riley.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2015 All-Stars with Nerlens Noel and Ruth Riley (1st Row) : Joshua Garing, Heart Pagara Donor, Luisa Krizelle San Juan, Micaela Pentecostes, Nelia Jean David, Kyla Flores, Robert Alomar Castro, Ernest John Felicilda (2nd Row): Nerlens Noel, Jeffy Mailim, Christian Allen Magno, Daniel Coo, Lloyd Raphael Oliva, Miguel Luigi Santos, Luis Sebastian Locsin, Edrian Custodio and Ruth Riley. ( Picture from Jr. NBA Philippines FB Page)

The All- Star team, which composes of 10 Boys and 5 Girls will definitely enjoy the experience of a lifetime and will travel abroad to witness an actual NBA game and meet some NBA Stars.The prizes are really grand that’s why the participants did their best to make their dreams a reality.

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Here’s Angela Venterez,14 from Baguio Selection Camp. She dribbles and shoots like a guy but unfortunately she didn’t make it to the Elite Team.

Right after the selections I got a chance to have a little chit chat with her and asked her about her experience.“Masaya po at nakapunta ako dito sa Manila. First time ko lang po dito. Lahat po ng mga nakasama ko magagaling.Shempre medyo malungkot po kasi hindi ako napili pero ayos lang po kasi magagaling talaga yung napili.” Then I asked her, ” Sino kasama mo dito sa Manila?” Angela answered, ” Ako lang po. Sayang nga po hindi nakasama sila Nanay at Tatay kasi nag babantay po sila sa mga kapatid ko. Si Tatay po kasi ang Idol ko sa Basketball.”  and I probed ” Pano ka naencourage ng Tatay mo para maglaro ng basketball?” . Angela responded,“Sport po kasi talaga ni Tatay ang Basketball. Kada umaga po tinuturuan nya akong mag basketball. Si Nanay naman po sha yung nag didisiplina sakin pagdating sa Pagakain at yung tamang pahinga. Kaya halos parehas po sila na sumusuporta sakin sa sport na to.”

Indeed Parents play a big role in molding every child’s talent. They don’t just serve as an inspiration, but they really play a big role in reaching every child’s dream.

Alaska never fails to inspire and encourage both boys and girls to become future champions by teaching them skills to play the games as well as positive values which help them become better members of the community through Alaska’s Nutrition Action Champion Program.

Encourage your child to have an active lifestyle, let them play basketball and teach them the importance of proper nutrition.

Join the Alaska’s Nutrition Action Champion Program. For more information on Jr. NBA Philippines please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit: http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates, follow: @ALASKAsportshub.

 

 
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