[PHOTOS] Visayas sends 13 young ballers to the Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 National Training Camp

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Seven boys and six girls topped the Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska held at St. Louis of Don Bosco in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines on March 30-31, 2019.  The 13 young basketball players will represent Visayas at the National Training Camp in Metro Manila on May 17-19, 2019.

Dumaguete City hosted the league’s youth basketball participation program for the first time, providing campers with world-class basketball instruction from Jr. NBA coaches led by Jr. NBA Coach Rob Newson and former PBA players Tony Dela Cruz and Willie Miller. The selected athletes excelled in a combination of basketball activities and competition and demonstrated the core values of the game throughout the camp.

The Visayan contingent of Jr. NBA campers will join outstanding players from the Regional Selection Camps in Benguet, Butuan, Lucena and Metro Manila and a select group from the Alaska Power Camp at the National Training Camp to vie to be named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Star. New this year, 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 2019 that includes top youth players from the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.

In addition, the Asia-Pacific regional competition will send the 2019 batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars to represent the region at the Jr. NBA Global Championship on August 6-11, 2019 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.

Joining Newson, Dela Cruz and Miller as the Jr. NBA and Alaska coaches are Jed Cabello, Eric dela Cuesta, Andrea Stevens, Louie Gonzales, Kalvin Sangalang, Ewon Arayi, Thea Canitoy, Tata Belangel and Peter Calumpiano. Here is a complete list of participants selected from the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in Dumaguete City advancing to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp:


First Name Last Name Age School
Allan Joseph Banas 14 University of St. La Salle – Integrated School
Henjz Gabriel Demisana 14 Bacolod Tay Tung High School
Mike Estelloso 14 Bacolod Tay Tung High School
Zhan Paolo Moreno 14 Xavier University Junior High School
John Ordas 12 Bacolod Tay Tung High School
Erlance Luiz Pedrita 14 St. Robert International Academy
Rod Robert Jr. Robins 14 PAREF Springdale School


First Name Last Name Age School
Cristel Dianne Abule 13 La Libertad Technical Vocational School
Jaira Dela Cruz 13 Bacolod City National High School
Mary Rose Dugenio 13 La Consolacion College Bacolod
Keisha Malanay 13 Negros Oriental High School
Nicole Olores 14 La Libertad Technical Vocational High School
Gin Kayla Relliquette 13 University of St. La Salle

Boys and girls aged 10-14 years old can still join the remaining Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camps in Butuan on April 13-14, 2019 and Metro Manila on April 27-28, 2019 by registering at www.jrnba.asia/philippines

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona and Vivo as official partners. ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

For all things NBA, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports. 

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