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Cavs’ Colin Sexton, WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro lead Jr NBA PH national training camp

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:01 PM May 09, 2019

FILE – Colin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches the action against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 18, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines—A women’s basketball legend and an NBA upstart is set to hold a camp for the Jr. NBA Philippines later this month.

WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro and Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Colin Sexton will help coach the top youth players aged 13 to 14-years-old in the National Training Camp at Don Bosco Technical Institute from May 17-18.

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The most outstanding athletes from that group will then compete in the boys and girls exhibition game at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 19.

“I’m excited to work with aspiring young athletes and help contribute to their basketball development,” said Sexton. “The Jr. NBA is a perfect program for them to learn essential skills and values that will help elevate their game.”

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FILE – Ticha Penicheiro #21 of the Los Angeles Sparks handles the ball under pressure from Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury during the WNBA game at US Airways Center on July 5, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Penicheiro, the second all-time assists leader in the WNBA, is thankful for the opportunity to teach young children the importance of holistic growth for budding basketball players.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to nurture their holistic growth and put them in a position to succeed in basketball and in life,”  said Penicheiro.

Penicheiro and Sexton will then select the top five boys and top five girls from the 80 finalists who will be named 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars and they will also serve as assistant coaches in the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game.

Sexton was selected eighth overall in the 2018 NBA Draft and averaged 16.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists for the Cavaliers.

Penicheiro, meanwhile, was the second overall pick in the 1998 WNBA Draft with the Sacramento Monarchs and was a one-time WNBA champion and four-time All-Star.

She’s also set to be enshrined in the 2019 class of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this June.

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