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Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Regional Selection Camp in Baguio City Concluded with Surprising Turn-outs

Young players Magnus Gabriel  Ines, Manuel Andray Ober, Christian Allen Magno, Jan Zyrus De Ayre, Christine Angela Venterez, Kristine Cayabyab, and Rosemarie Delos Santos were selected to join the Jr. NBA/Jr WNBA National Training Camp in Manila.

Young players Magnus Gabriel Ines, Manuel Andray Ober, Christian Allen Magno, Jan Zyrus De Ayre, Christine Angela Venterez, Kristine Cayabyab, and Rosemarie Delos Santos were selected to join the Jr. NBA/Jr WNBA National Training Camp in Manila.

Seven out of 295 young basketball players in Baguio City and nearby provinces were selected 15th of March 2015 to join the National Training Camp in Manila on April 11-12, 2015.

The stringent selection process was held in St. Louis University Laboratory High School, Baguio City by Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA evaluation committee headed by PBA legend, Coach Rodney Santos.

Some participants were anxious while some were excited during the registration as well as during the announcement of who will be chosen among the 295 players. It was a surprise also for the coaches that they attracted 24 girl participants to join the selection.

An awesome experience to witness these aspiring kids, some with accompanying parents supporting them, trying to get a slot in a level-up training camp in Manila come next month.

Christine Angela Venterez, 13, of Baguio National High School; Christine Cayabyab, 14, of Judge Jose De Venecia Sr. Memorial National High School, Dagupan City and Rose Marie de los Santos, 13, of St. Albert the Great School, Dagupan City will be the Jr. WNBA representatives for North Luzon in the National Training Camp.

Jan Zyrus De Ayre, 13, of Berkeley School, Baguio; Magnus Gabriel Ines, 13, of St. Louis University Laboratory High School, Baguio; Christian Allen Magno, 14, of St. Albert the Great School, Dagupan and Manuel Andrey Ober, 13, of Dagupan City National High School are the region’s Jr. NBA representatives to the National Training Camp.

Day 1 Photos

Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA team from the Philippines joined their foreign counterparts in Beijing last year where they got the chance to watch an NBA game and meet up close some of its celebrity players like Yao Ming.

Alaska is really helping the country grow a nation of champions by providing world-class sports training, as great things were imparted to these young ballers by their coaches. They didn’t just acquired physical skills in the sport, but mentally, the importance of attitude, discipline, sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect were instilled on them.

Day 2 Photos

For more information about Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska, visit its pages at:

http://jrnba.asia/philippines/

and

https://www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines

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Jr. NBA and Jr. WNB Regional Selection Camp kicks off at Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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In photo: The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA young players showed their best shot during the 2-day Regional Selection Camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp kicks off at Puerto Princesa, Palawan

The 2-day regional selection camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan concluded with 3 boys and 1 girl as the first batch of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA hopefuls. Mary Nicole Carlos- 11 years old; Gerald Dagot- 13 years old; Jam Patrick Tinbancaya- 13 years old; and Jahzeel Jared Trinidad- 13 years old will join the 50 boys and 24 girls during the National Training Camp on April 24 to 26 at PICC Forum Tent and SM Mall of Asia.

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp will also be held on February 28-March 1 in Biñan, Laguna at Alonte Sports Arena; Iloilo City on March 7-8 at Ateneo de Iloilo; Baguio on March 14-15 at St. Louis University; Bacolod on March 21-22 at St. John’s Institute; Davao on March 28-29 and Manila on April 11-12 at the PICC Forum.

Alaska continues their partnership with Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA this year to nurture young boys and girls become better individuals by encouraging them to embrace a healthy lifestyle, not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle through sports.

Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines, please visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub #JrNBAPH #JrWNBAPH


Jr. NBA All-Stars Experience Trip – Beijing 2014

The 2014 Philippine All-Star teams of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska together with Jr. NBA All-Star teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam flew to Beijing, China last October 12 to 16 for a once-in-a-lifetime NBA experience.

The team was able to visit historic attractions in China like the famous Juyongguan Great Wall and the Forbidden City.  The team also got the chance to play a friendly games at the Yao Ming School and meet basketball legend Yao Ming himself before attending the NBA Beijing Global Games. Become a Champion too! Watch out for the 2015 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska!

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Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippine All-Stars conquered Beijing, China for the 2014 NBA Experience.

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NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. For more information on Jr. NBA Philippines visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines. Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit:

www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates, follow:

@ALASKAsportshub.


Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars Send-Off Party

A select  group of young boys and girls were formally presented to the media for the first time as the official Philippine Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA ALL STARS for 2014. Alaska peeps together with the Male and Female Coaches of the Year at the NBA Cafe a day before they left for their NBA experience, answered all questions thrown to them by the media.

The send-off party was organized for the group who left for Beijing China for their NBA Experience. Last year’s Jr. NBA had theirs in Los Angeles, California. This year the group will be taken to China where there they will meet their Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese counterparts for some friendly games, basketball clinic.

 

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The Jr NBA and Jr WNBA program in the Philippines is presented by Alaska Milk.  Its mother company, Friesland Campina, extended the sports youth program in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Alaska Milk’s Lastimosa joins Jr. NBA camp in Vietnam

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Alaska Milk Power Camp Director and Philippine basketball legend Jojo Lastimosa joins the National Training Camp of the Jr. NBA Presented by Dutch Lady Vietnam to be held July 13 to 15 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Dutch Lady and Alaska Milk Corporation are both under the FrieslandCampina family.

Lastimosa will be the lead assistant coach of basketball operations specialist for NBA Asia Chris Sumner who will run the camp.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to be able to share my knowledge of the game once again not only with my countrymen but now outside of Manila. I’m not only representing Alaska Milk, I’m also representing the Philippines. I’m aware that we have Filipino players playing for Vietnam but being able to teach there firsthand is awesome,” said Lastimosa.

“My role in Vietnam will be the same as in the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. I will help organize the camp and teach the local coaches on the skill stations. The objective is the same in all Jr. NBA camps: to find the best 10-14 year old players. But the most important part really is making the Vietnamese aware of how beautiful this game of basketball is,” said Lastimosa.

The NBA’s international youth development program aims to promote participation in the sport of basketball, improve child fitness and teach the public the importance of proper nutrition especially of drinking milk.

Here in the Philippines, Alaska continues their partnership with Jr. NBA to help young boys, and girls, become better individuals and encourage them to embrace a healthy lifestyle by engaging regularly in sports activities and through proper nutrition. Under-nutrition also remains to be a public health concern affecting nearly three out 10 children.   Alaska recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition.  According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Health, obesity is increasing with nearly two out 10 children considered as overweight. Through the program, Alaska leads in promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.

In the camp held in the Philippines Lastimosa drew from his personal experience as a former national basketball player and professional to teach the participants how to become not just the best basketball player but the best person that they could be.

The basketball clinics in Vietnam have already selected the top 40 boys and 24 girls, aged 10 to 14, who will participate in the National Training Camp. The camp will be attended by Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk who will teach the game in the NBA Cares community outreach. The camp covers a three-day intensive training schedule and will culminate in the selection of 14 boys and girls who will be named as the inaugural 2014 Jr. NBA Presented by Dutch Lady Vietnam All-Stars.


Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars Announced

The national coaches and the top ten boys and top five girls who are now the Jr. NBA All-Stars and Jr. WNBA Top 5 for the year 2014 were finally chosen last April 27 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Hall.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars and National coaches will be given the experience of a lifetime as they go on a trip to watch an NBA game and get the chance to meet some of their favorite NBA players. Last year, the Jr. NBA team met NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and watched a regular season game of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center.

Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz and WNBA Legend Tina Thompson, one of the greatest WNBA players of all time, came to Manila and helped run the National Training Camp. They also coached the second annual Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star game featuring past Jr. NBA standouts. Hayward and Thompson followed BJ Armstrong, AC Green, Luc Longley and Mugsy Bogues as NBA Players/ Legends who have been part of Jr. NBA-Alaska youth basketball program in the Philippines.

The best local basketball coaches, led by Alaska and PBA legend Jojo Lastimosa joined NBA coach Chris Sumner in conducting the clinics for the coaches and the players during the regional selection camps. The players were judged not just on their basketball skills but on STAR values of practicing Sportsmanship, Teamwork, positive Attitude and Respect for others at all times.

Coach Cliff Andy Tesocan of Tacloban, Leyte was named as the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year while Coach Ma. Pia Dysangco of Tondo, Manila became the Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year. Rhayyan Amsali of Zamboanga (but studies in Manila) and Christiana Dimaunahan of Manila were picked as Alaska Sports Youth Ambassador for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA, respectively.

The lucky boys and girls who now comprise the 2014 Jr. NBA All-Stars and Jr. WNBA Top 5 are: Vince Leo Dolendo (Iloilo RSC but from Antique), Andrew Velasco (Cebu), Luigi Velasco (Manila), David Leandro Umadhay (Iloilo RSC but from Antique), Jethro Rocamora (Cebu)- smallest in the team, Paul Matthew Manalang (Manila), John Richard Gan (Iloilo), Sam Josef Belangel (Bacolod), Jan Cyril Narvasa (Manila) and Rhayyan Amsali (Manila) for the Jr. NBA All-Stars and Mary Jean Pascual, Karl Ann Pingol, Arielle Lanot, Roxanne Salvador, Kreecie Bettina Binaohan for the Jr. WNBA Top 5. Incidentally the girls are the very first batch of Jr. WNBA players here in the Philippines.

Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation praised the continuing partnership between Alaska and the NBA, which has helped develop the sport and young boys, and girls become better individuals and productive members of society.

“We are excited to jump start another active year of Alaska Sports with the opening of the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA-Alaska program for young girl players. Alaska and Jr.NBA/Jr.WNBA encourage children to participate in sports to nurture their talent, live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of outdoor play.”

Under-nutrition also remains to be a public health concern affecting nearly three out 10 children.   Alaska recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition. According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Health, obesity is increasing with nearly two out 10 children considered as overweight.

Through the program, Alaska leads in promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.

National Training Camp Results:

  • Jr. NBA Coach of the Year: Cliff Andy Tesocan (Tacloban, Leyte)
  • Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year: Ma. Pia Dysangco (Tondo, Manila)

 

  • Alaska Sports Youth Ambassador, Jr. NBA: Rhayyan Amsali (Studies in Manila but from Zamboanga)
  • Alaska Sports Youth Ambassador, Jr. WNBA: Christiana Dimaunahan (Manila)

 

Jr. WNBA Top 5:

1)      Mary Jean Pascual

2)      Karl Ann Pingol

3)      Arielle Lanot

4)      Roxanne Salvador

5)      Kreecie Bettina Binaohan

 

Jr. NBA All-Star Team:

1)      Vince Leo Dolendo (Iloilo RSC but from Antique)

2)      Andrew Velasco (Cebu)

3)      Luigi Velasco (Manila)

4)      David Leandro Umadhay (Iloilo RSC but from Antique)

5)      Jethro Rocamora (Cebu)- smallest in the team J

6)      Paul Matthew Manalang (Manila)

7)      John Richard Gan (Iloilo)

8)      Sam Josef Belangel (Bacolod)

9)      Jan Cyril Narvasa (Manila)

10)   Rhayyan Amsali (Manila)

For general information on Jr. NBA Philippines visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub.


Alaska shines spotlight on country’s best young basketball players

From the Regional Selection Camps and Alaska Basketball Power Camps all over the country, – participated in by more than 80,000 boys, girls, and coaches – the top 50 boys and top 24 girls will undergo final selection on April 25 and 26 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum. The national coaches will be selected and also the top ten boys and top five girls will be named Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars on April 27 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Hall.

The hardworking players and coaches will be given the experience of a lifetime as they go on a trip to watch an NBA game and get the chance to meet some of their favorite NBA players. Last year, the Jr. NBA team met NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and watched a regular season game of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center.

Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz and WNBA Legend Tina Thompson, one of the greatest WNBA players of all time, will be in Manila to help run the National Training Camp. They will also coach in the second annual Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star game featuring past Jr. NBA standouts. Hayward and Thompson follow BJ Armstrong, AC Green, Luc Longley and Mugsy Bogues as NBA Players/ Legends who have been part of Jr. NBA-Alaska youth basketball program in the Philippines.

The best local basketball coaches, led by Alaska and PBA legend Jojo Lastimosa joined NBA coach Chris Sumner in conducting the clinics for the coaches and the players during the regional selection camps. The players were judged not just on their basketball skills but on STAR values of practicing Sportsmanship, Teamwork, positive Attitude and Respect for others at all times.

The Regional Selection Camps were conducted at Stadia Convention Center, Dagupan; Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; St. Paul University, Surigao; Ateneo De Iloilo; Sacred Heart School-Ateneo De Cebu; and the PICC Forum Tent, Metro Manila.

Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation praised the continuing partnership between Alaska and the NBA, which has helped develop the sport and young boys, and girls become better individuals and productive members of society.

“We are excited to jumpstart another active year of Alaska Sports with the opening of the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA-Alaska program for young girl players. Alaska and Jr.NBA/Jr.WNBA encourage children to participate in sports to nurture their talent, live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of outdoor play.”

Under-nutrition also remains to be a public health concern affecting nearly three out 10 children.   Alaska recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition. According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Health, obesity is increasing with nearly two out 10 children considered as overweight.

Through the program, Alaska leads in promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.

For general information on Jr. NBA Philippines visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub.