SIXTEEN boys and 10 girls stood out in the Manila Regional Selection Camp of the Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines 2014 on Sunday at the Philippine International Conventional Center Forum Tent and will move on to the National Camp set later this month.
Nine from Metro Manila, two from Bacolod, two from Cavite and one each from Rizal, Tarlac and Batangas made the cut in the boys’ side.
Six girls from Metro Manila made it through, along with two from Laguna and one each from Cavite and Sorsogon.
The Manila Regional Selection Camp is the last tryout for this year’s Jr. NBA Program before the National Training Camp.
The nationals will feature 50 male players and 30 female players from the selection camps conducted in Surigao, Iloilo, Cebu, Dagupan, Puerto Princesa, Manila and the Alaska Power Camp.
National University’s John Gates, Paul Manalang, James Pradella and Rhayyan Amsali made the boys’ lineup along with John Lyndon Sayong and Joshua Fetil of Divine Life Academy, Jan Narvasa and Rean Relucio of the University of Santo Tomas, Sean Patrick Catsao of Philippine Christian University, Sean Barranco of Diliman Preparatory School, Luigi Velasco of La Salle Greenhills, Christian Duane Anterola of Elizabeth Seton Academy, Anthony Desoyo of Escuela de Sophia, Sam Joseph Bedangel of Taitung High School in Bacolod, Kyle Chua of St. John’s Institute of Bacolod, and Kobe Monje of Tarlac College of Agriculture.
Making it to the girls lineup were Roxanne Salvador and Kreecie Binaohan of Perpetual Help, Andrea Penetrante of Balombong High School in Caloocan, Arielle Lanot and Akami Marteja of La Salle Zobel, Micaela Pentecostes of Bangkal Elementary School in Makati, Romina Manahan of St. Theresa’s College Quezon City, Julianne Ebio of Sorsogon National High School, Stephanie Villapando of Trace College, Laguna and Luisa San Juan of Amazing Grace School in Laguna.
The Manila finalists were chosen by the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA evaluation committee headed by Jr. NBA coach Chris Sumner and former PBA star Jojo Lastimosa of Alaska.
The National Training Camp will be held at the PICC Forum Tent on April 25 and 26 and at the SM Mall of Asia on April 27.