25 standouts from NCR move on to Jr. NBA national training camp
Nine boys and 16 girls from the Manila selection camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 were chosen to join the roster of Jr. NBA All-Star aspirants from Bacolod, Baguio and Butuan who will move on to the National Training Camp on May 18 to 20.
Jeremy Gabriel Felix, 14, of Ateneo; Joshua Minguillo, 13, of Anorama Montessori Binan; Lionel Matthew Rubico, 13, of De La Salle Lipa; Raphael Tolentino, 13, of International School of Better Beginnings; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli; Robert Janus Torres, 14, of Victorious Christian Montessori; Dranreb Aeron Singson, 14, and Rodelio Tomas, 14, of Escuela de Sophia Caloocan were the top performers in the boys division.
The girls division, meanwhile, is comprised of Yza Camila Shalea Alarcon, 14, New Era High School; Franzelle Angela Chelzea Besa, 14, of Divine World College of Calapan; Franchesca Isabela Buenvenida, 11, of Mother of Divine Providence School; Merylle Angelica Cuasay, 12, of Adriatico Memorial School; Jay Anne Marie Lachica, 12, of Sta. Clara Parish School; Erika Nadine Tenorio, 12, of School of the Holy Spirirt Quezon City; Justine Valdes, 13, of Saint Pedro Poveda College; Ghemrie Hashley Garcia, 13, and Valerie Ruth Mapalad, 13, of Child Jesus of Nazareth School, Arianne Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel; Juliana Yap, 13, and Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia Caloocan and Maria Juliana Abella, 13, Isabela Louise Gonzales, 12, and Aaliyah Mai Reyes, 12, of Saint Paul College Pasig.
The finalists, who chosen by the Jr. NBA evaluation committee led by Jr. NBA head coach Carlos Barroca and PBA great Jeffrey Cariaso of Alaska, have a chance to vie for the 16 Jr. NBA 2018 All-Star slots and be rewarded the overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later in the year.
More than 800 players joined the NBA’s global youth basketball program at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati over the weekend, where they were subjected to advanced drills and team scrimmages.
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