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Search for Alaska Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Best Basketball Players Continues in Cebu

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical School in Cebu City on March 5 to 6.


Boys and girls join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA all-star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams. The all-star team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA all-stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA all-stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.


The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006).  Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.


“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.


This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last January 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

Other than Cebu there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Manila on April 9-10.  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA all-stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.


For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines, please visit Jr NBA Asia Philippines, Alaska Milk and  Alaska Power Camp Basketball.  For live updates, log on to Play  or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines (9th : 2016 : Manila, Philippines)

Alaska once again brings  the Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines to the country for the ninth consecutive year which will commence January 23 and culminate on April 24.   It includes skills clinics, regional selection and training camps,  and an NBA immersion opportunity.  Basketball clinics will be held in Batangas, Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Catanduanes, Cavite, Dagupan, Davao, IloIlo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa.

The Alaska Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 kicked off on January 23 at Don Bosco school in Makati with coaches presented to the young players.  Alaska Power Dancers set the energy high prior to ceremonial tip-off with a dance showdown. The special participation and exhibition of mascots Ecow of Alaska and Harry the Hawk (NBA Atlanta Hawks Team) highlighted said event.

The coaching staff and participants to the 2016 Alaska JrNBA/WNBA
The coaching staff and participants to the 2016 Alaska JrNBA/WNBA (photo / Jared Baliguat aka Running Suplado)

An NBA and WNBA player or legend will be present at the training camp to train and inspire finalists. The program will select ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA who will get to travel overseas to experience the NBA together with fellow all-stars from Southeast Asia.  Led by Jr. NBA head coaches Craig Brown and Chris Summer, and Alaska Power Camp coach Jeff Cariaso,  the search for this year’s Jr. NBA Coach of the Year will start on January 22.

The program is free and open to boys and girls 10-14 years old. Coaches and participants can register online where the program terms and conditions are found.

Young participants at tip-off event held at Don Bosco school in Makati
Young participants during the tip-off event held at Don Bosco school in Makati (photo / Jared Baliguat aka Running Suplado)

Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and Twitter.  Access NBA for details. To learn more about  Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and www.playph.com.