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Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 Completes National Training Camp Roster with Metro Manila Participants


Nine boys and 20 girls topped the final Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska held April 27-28 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati, which will also serve as the venue for the National Training Camp on May 17-19. 

The young athletes, selected by Jr. NBA Coaches Rob Newson and Alaska’s Jeffrey Cariaso, Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller, stood out from the 591 participants, exhibiting fundamental skills and core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect (S.T.A.R.) throughout the two-day event.  They will join top players from the Regional Selection Camps in North Luzon (Benguet), South Luzon (Lucena), Visayas (Dumaguete) and Mindanao (Butuan) and a select group from the Alaska Power Camp and vie to be named as 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars comprised of five boys and five girls.

Nine boys from the Jr. NBA Manila Regional Selection Camp who will compete in the National Training Camp in May pose with Jr. NBA and Alaska coaches plus Alaska Aces players at the end of the camp. (L-R): James Yuan Ison, Lanze Ronquillo, Joshua Minguillo, Daniel Padilla, Sebastian Roy Reyes, Syrex Silorio, Elijah Ray Yusi, Hikaru Policarpio, and Mark Kerby Samson. At back are Jr. NBA and Alaska Coaches Tony dela Cruz, Jeffery Cariaso, Willie Miller, Rob Newson, Eric dela Cuesta and Kalvin Sangalang. The Alaska Aces are Gboy Babilonia, Carl Byran Cruz, Jeron Teng, Davon Potts, Sonny Thoss, and JVee Casio.

Participants of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska Manila Regional Selection Camp

New this year, the Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars will be sent to the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long camp in June that includes top youth players from the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.  

In addition, the Asia-Pacific regional competition will form a team of 10 boys and 10 girls that will represent the region at the Jr. NBA Global Championship on Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida that will feature youth players from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

The twenty-nine finalists from the NCR who will join the Jr. NBA National Training Camp in Manila this May and compete alongside other finalists from Baguio, Lucena, Dumaguete and Butuan are: (1st row, L-R): Sophia Amol, Princes BJ Villarin, Rochelle Omalin; (2nd row, L-R): Crisciona Anne Bagasani, Leanne Jazmine Catalan, Erika Nadine Tenorio, Frances Maxine Pamintuan, Ellen Parane, Justine Mhyrra Vibanco, Jam Lachica, Ysabela Gonzales; (3rd row, L-R): Dancylle Busime, Ciara Centeno, Kharel Siapoc, Merylle Cuasay, Kyla Marie Mataga, Franchesca Isabela Buenvenida, Aaliyah Reyes, Diane Camille Nolasco, and Franchesca Galauran; (4th row, L-R): Lanze Ronquillo, Elijah Ray Yusi, Joshua Miguillo, Syrex Silorio, Sebastian Roy Reyes, Daniel Padilla, Mark Kerby Samson, James Yuan Ison, and Hikaru Policarpio. Also in photo are Jr. NBA Coach Rob Newson and Alaska Coaches Jeff Cariaso, Willie Miller and Tony dela Cruz.

Hounded by two defenders, this Jr. NBA player surveys the court for a pass to her teammates.

This budding young baller showcases her ball handling skills in the dribbling station.

FLY HIGH. This Jr. NBA cager soars above his defender for a basket.


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

Participants can now register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter.  Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports.

The following is a complete list of participants selected from the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila advancing to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp:

BOYS ROSTER:

First Name
Last Name
Age
School
James Yuan
Ison
14
La Salle Greenhills
Joshua
Minguillo
13
Panorama Montessori School Binan Laguna
Daniel
Padilla
14
Nazareth School of National University
Hikaru
Policarpio
13
Bacood Elementary School
Sebastian Roy
Reyes
13
Nazareth School of National University
Lanze
Ronquillo
14
San Beda University
Marc Kerby
Samson
14
Panorama Montessori School Binan Laguna
Syrex June
Silorio
13
Nazareth School of National University
Elijah Ray
Yusi
14
Nazareth School of National University

GIRLS ROSTER:

First Name
Last Name
Age
School
Sophia
Amol
13
De La Salle Zobel
Crisciona Ann
Bagasani
13
San Sebastian College
Franchesca Isabela
Buenvenida
13
Mother of Divine Providence School
Dancylle Gabrealene
Busime
13
Gulod National High School
Leanne Jazmine
Catalan
12
Arandia College
Ciara
Centeno
12
Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School
Merylle
Cuasay
13
Oriental Mindoro National High School
Mikaela Francesca
Galauran
12
St. Paul College Pasig
Ysabela  Louise
Gonzales
13
St. Paul College Pasig
Jay Anne Marie
Lachica
13
Sta. Clara Parish School
Kyla Marie
Mataga
14
De La Salle Zobel
Dianne Camille
Nolasco
14
Miriam College
Rochelle
Omalin
14
De La Salle Zobel
Frances Maxine
Pamintuan
14
UST-Angelicum College
Ellen
Parane
13
Tandang Sora Integrated School
Aaliyah Mai
Reyes
13
St. Paul College Pasig
Kharel Joy
Siapoc
13
La Salle College Antipolo
Erika Nadine
Tenorio
13
School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City
Justine Mhyrra
Vibanco
13
Saint Joseph Parish School
Princess
Villarin
13
De La Salle Zobel




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Congratulations to all the finalists! Keep it up! 04/30/2019 (Runner Rocky)


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