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Thirteen-year-olds rule Jr. NBA Cebu camp


By Dugout Philippines

CEBU--Jr. NBA awarded eleven 13-year old kids composed of eight boys and three girls with a ticket to the national training camp out of 333 young players across Visayas including Bacolod, Bohol, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte, and Samar at the conclusion of the regional selection camp at the Don Bosco Technology Center over the weekend.

Harold Alarcon and Fritz Valencia of Bacolod Tay Tung High School, Justin Atilano and Tracy Dadang of the University of San Carlos, Lowell Chan and Anskie Respina of Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, Nicholas Pura of St. John’s Institute of Bacolod, and Kendall Limana of Abellana National High School of Cebu are the Jr. NBA representatives, while Daphne Nardo, Darlene Regasajo, and Jill Talas of Abellana National High School comprise the Jr. WNBA representatives of Visayas to the National Training Camp.

The young athletes showcased their talents during drills and scrimmages while exemplifying the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp.

The National Training Camp, which will take place on April 22-24, will host the kids from Visayas who will compete against other top players chosen from Regional Selection Camps held in Baguio and Davao as well as the upcoming camp in Makati.

The players will have the opportunity to be among 10 Jr. NBA and 5 Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars who will participate in an overseas NBA experience later in the year.

The last stop of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 Regional Selection Camp is at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati on April 9-10.

Boys and girls ages 10-14 can still register online to the free youth basketball program at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.

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