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    Jan 19, 2013

    A COACHING clinic kicked off the annual Jr. NBA presented by Alaska at the British School Manila in Taguig on Saturday.

    Air21’s Franz Pumaren, and Alaska executives Jojo Lastimosa and Dickie Bachmann supervised the one-day clinic attended by hundreds of coaches.

    “Alaska has played a central role in the growth of the Jr. NBA program as they share the NBA’s commitment to the development of both the sport of basketball and the youth of the Philippines,” said NBA country manager Carlo Singson.

    “Alaska is committed to developing talent early on and we are pleased to return once again as the presenting partner of this youth-inspiring event,” said Alaska president and CEO Wilfred Steven Uytengsu.

    Now being held for the sixth straight year, the Jr. NBA clinics will next make stops in Davao City, Lucena City, and Dagupan City for players and coaches alike between March and April.

    The top 50 participants in the Jr. NBA player camps will be elevated to the national training camp in Manila on April 26 to 28.

    The best 10 players will then named to the Jr. NBA Philippine team that will compete against other countries.

    NBA Asia Director of Basketball Operations Sefu Bernard serves as the Jr. NBA coach who will oversee the camps along with local coaches.

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