February 13, 2018
[caption id="attachment_136280" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Heinzy Gabriel Demisana and Nathan Jundana of Bacolod Tay Tung High School are among the seven chosen to represent Visayas in the Jr. NBA National Training Camp in Manila this May. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROGER MONTALBO[/caption]
FIVE students from Bacolod City and another from Iloilo City were among the 10 chosen to represent Visayas in the 2018 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp in Manila.
Under Jr. NBA, Nathan Jundana and Heinzy Gabriel Demisana of Bacolod Tay Tung High School and John Lester Amagan of St. Robert’s International Academy were chosen during the Visayas Regional Selection Camp on Sunday at the Trinity Christian School in Bacolod City.
Visayas representatives in the Jr. WNBA were all from Bacolod City – Dancylle Gabrealene Busime of Colegio San Nicolas de Tolentino Recoletos, Danielle Gwen Dusaran of University of Negros Occidental Recoletos and Gin Kayla Relliquette of St. Carmen Salles School.
Others who will represent Visayas in the Jr. NBA Manila camp are William Agamemnon Allosada, William Archimedez Allosada, William Holan Baxter, and Keane Angelo Yu of Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu.
“We have kids who showed a tremendous amount of potential at a very young age,” said Jr. NBA coach Carlos Barroca. “We hope they will continue to work on their games, and we look forward to seeing their growth in our future camps within the region.”
These athletes were chosen based on their showing during the drills and scrimmages while demonstrating the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitude, and respect.
The top 37 boys and top 37 girls in the four Regional Selection Camps will advance to the National Training Camp in Manila this May. The program will close with the selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars comprising eight boys and eight girls.
“For the past 10 years, Jr. NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines managing director Carlo Singson./PN