Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska Hosts Metro Manila Regional Selection Camp

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska staged its last Regional Selection Camp for 2019 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last April 27-28. This Metro Manila leg of the regional tryouts is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14.

Jr. NBA coaches, led by Rob Newson of the NBA and PBA legend Jeffrey Cariaso of Alaska, taught the participants the fundamental skills and core values of Basketball. This two-day event was designed to measure a player’s skills and knowledge through a series of drills and exhibition games against their peers, in the end, selecting the final set of athletes to complete the 40 boys and 40 girls participating at the National Training Camp come May 17-19.

After the National Training Camp, five boys and five girls – will advance to the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long selection camp in June with top youth players from North Asia, Southeast Asia and Pacific Regions.

The Asia Pacific regional competition will identify 10 boys and 10 girls from among all the participants,  to represent the region in the Jr. NBA Global championship to be held on Aug 6-11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. The international event will headline young players from the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia Pacific.

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona and Vivo as official partners. ABS-CBN S+ A, Basketabll TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.


About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA app and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska

Given the growing issues on health as well as the fast-changing technological environment, which leads to the change in children’s interests and behavior or sedentary lifestyle, Alaska believes that there is a need to reinforce its thrust in leading a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle. Alaska seeks to engage the youth, especially younger kids, in sports.

Alaska Milk looks beyond selling milk – it sells nutrition and by doing so, the Company and brand  Alaska is doing its part in nation-building. Through youth sports development programs, Alaska is able to help nourish children for them to develop into champions in the filed of interest and in general, in life. The overall objective of the Alaska Sports is to strengthen the brands’ equity in nutrition through sports. To portray Alaska Fortified as a brand that helps instill the values of determination, discipline, teamwork, and hard work among the youth through sports.

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