10 boys, girls make it to Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 All-Stars
MANILA, Philippines—The latest batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars comprising of five boys and five girls have been named over the weekend.
Henjz Gabriel Demisana, Joshua Minguillo, Zhan Paolo Moreno, Sebastian Roy Reyes and Lionel Metthew Rubico made up the boys lineup while the girls roster is composed of Dianne Camille Nolasco, Karylle Sierba, Mikylla Taborada, Justine Mhyrra Vibangco, Princess Marie Villarin.
The 10 will represent the country in the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp in Jakarta, Indonesia in June to train with top youth players from the region.
Rising star Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA and WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro teamed up with Jr. NBA coaches Carlos Barroca and Natalia Andre and Alaska coaches Jeffrey Cariaso and Tony dela Cruz to help coach the 80 participants at the Gatorade Hoops Center and Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 18 and in the boys and girls exhibition game at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 19.
Awards were also given to the participants who stood out the most.
Reyes, who is from Nazareth School of National University, was named MVP of the boys while Nolasco of Mirriam College bagged the girls MVP.
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