YOUNG male and female Cebuano basketball enthusiasts get a shot at a unique NBA experience when the Jr. NBA visits Cebu City this weekend.
This year, 10 Jr. NBA and four Jr. WNBA All-Stars will be selected in the National Training Camp and be rewarded with an NBA experience later in the year. Previous Philippine Jr NBA teams saw NBA games live, met NBA players and even took part in shootaround with an NBA team.
Phase One of the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Schools Clinics and Coaches Clinics on January 25 and 26 will be held at the Sacred Heart Ateneo de Cebu High School Campus. Registration will start at 8:00 a.m. Participants from Phase One will be invited to the Regional Selection Camp in March and April to determine the region’s representatives to the National Training Camp in April.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Schools Clinic and Coaches Clinic opened in Metro Manila on January 18. After Cebu, the program will have stops at Puerto Princesa and Dagupan City, and for the first time, Surigao and Iloilo City.
Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA aims to develop skills, build character and promote an active lifestyle in young Filipinos nationwide. Participants will also receive world-class basketball instruction and learn about the S.T.A.R. values of “Sportmanship, Teamwork, positive Attitude and Respect.”
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is the official partner of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in Cebu City and will be hosting all its program events in the city. The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA is presented by Alaska Milk, with official partners Phoenix Petroleum and Gatorade and is also supported by KFC and Spalding. Official NBA broadcasters are Basketball TV, NBA Premium TV and ABS-CBN Sports.