Jr NBA Philippines names 10 All-Stars

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The 5 boys and 5 girls will represent the country in the Jr NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp

FUTURE IS BRIGHT. Five boys and 5 girls have made their mark in the Jr NBA Philippines 2019. Photo from Jr NBA

MANILA, Philippines – Ten young basketball players – 5 boys and 5 girls – will represent the Philippines in the first Jr NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp in Jakarta, Indonesia in June. 

The All-Stars were handpicked from 80 participants in the Jr NBA Philippines 2019 graced by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton and WNBA champion Ticha Penicheiro. 

Jr NBA coaches Carlos Barroca and Natalia Andre and Alaska coaches Jeffrey Cariaso and Tony dela Cruz spearheaded the Alaska National Training Camp that ran from May 18 to 19. 

Dianne Camille Nolasco, Karylle Sierba, Mikylla Taborada, Justine Mhyrra Vibangco, and Princess BJ Marie Villarin were the girls who impressed. 

On the boys’ side, Henjz Gabriel Demisana, Joshua Minguillo, Zhan Paolo Moreno, Sebastian Roy Reyes, and Lionel Metthew Rubico made the cut. 

Since its launch in 2007, Jr NBA Philippines has reached more than two million players, coaches and parents in over 190 cities and municipalities nationwide.

The goal of the program is to teach the fundamentals of basketball and the core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitude, and respect (S.T.A.R.). – Rappler.com