Eight teams from the U.S., and eight teams from other regions all over the world, came together in Orlando, Florida this week to compete for the Jr. NBA World Championships.
Showcasing the best young talent the world has in store, with more than 300 players getting a chance to represent their country or region — scouts and coaches get a glimpse of the future of basketball.
Representing the Asia Pacific region is a team mixed with players from different countries. 3 of the boys (Kobe Demisana, Sebastian Reyes, and Matthew Rubico) are from the Philippines, and one Pinay, Camille Nolasco, in the girls’ team.
There is also a pinoy coach with teams and that’s pba legend and filam tony dela cruz, coach tony says the kids have so much to gain from an experience like this in the jr nba global championships
The Jr. NBA program in the Philippines has been running since 2007, and has helped boost numerous teens into collegiate and professional basketball careers.
The most notable alumni who turned pro have been Kiefer Ravena and Aljon Mariano.