Middleton, Burks join Shaw in NBA Fit Week

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By Dugout Philippines

MANDALUYONG--Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton and Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks will join 5-time NBA Champion and former NBA head coach Brian Shaw to tip off NBA Fit Week on July 29.

Middleton, a 6’7” forward out of Texas A&M University, was originally selected 39th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2012 NBA Draft. Middleton averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 steals per game with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2014-15 season.

Burks, a 6’6” guard from the University of Colorado, was selected 12th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2011 NBA Draft. Burks held per game averages of 13.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, three assists, and 0.6 steals this past season.

Returning for the second consecutive year, the Gatorade NBA Training Center gathers elite instructors in the fields of basketball, fitness and conditioning, and nutrition to share the latest techniques with elite Filipino athletes and coaches. The 2015 Gatorade NBA Training Center will be held at the Gatorade Hoops Center at Mandaluyong City on July 29.

NBA Fit Week highlights the importance of healthy living through three pillars: be active, eat healthy, and play together. Additional activities lined-up for NBA FIT Week include an NBA Cares clinic with Project Pearls on July 30 for 40 children from the community of Bocaue, Bulacan, as well as the NBA FIT Adi Nation Skills Camp on July 31 featuring nine to 13-year-old youth varsity players.