Muggsy Bogues to visit Manila for 2013 Jr. NBA

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NBA legend Muggsy Bogues competes during the Sears Shooting Stars Competition part of 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Toyota Center on February 16, 2013 in Houston, Texas. AFP

MANILA, Philippines—The shortest player to ever play in the NBA is paying Manila a visit this April.

Tyrone Curtis “Muggsy” Bogues, who just stands at five-foot-three, is set to share his skills to this basketball-crazed country in the 2013 Jr. NBA presented by Alaska National Training Camp from April 26 to 28.

The legendary Bogues will be assisting coach participants from all over the country vying for a spot on the Jr. NBA All-Star Team.

The National Training Camp is the culmination of the 2013 Jr. NBA program, providing the top 50 participants, selected from more than a thousand, an opportunity to train with and compete against their peers.

“I have heard many wonderful things about the Filipinos’ passion for the game of basketball and I am looking forward to my first visit to the country,” said Bogues in a statement.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share my skills and knowledge with all the Jr. NBA participants that have worked so hard for their spots at the National Training Camp.”

He is the fourth NBA Legend to be part of the Jr. NBA Philippines Program, following BJ Armstrong, AC Green, and Luc Longley.

Bogues will also join Jr. NBA Head Coach Sefu Bernard and PBA Legend Jojo Lastimosa of Alaska to help run the National Training Camp, along with the NBA Cares activities in Metro Manila.

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