JR. NBA PHILIPPINES PRESENTED BY ALASKA EXPANDS PROGRAM WITH ROAD TO JR. NBA GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Jr. NBA Philippines Participants to Compete for Opportunity to Represent Asia Pacific
in the Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando, Florida
Online Registration for Regional Selection Camps Now Live at www.jrnba.asia/philippines
The National Basketball Association today announced the Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented
by Alaska will return for the 12th consecutive year and expand to provide youth in the region the
opportunity to represent Asia Pacific in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship, a youth
basketball tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the
world that will be held Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney
World near Orlando, Fla.
Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 tipped off today in Manila with a train-the-trainers clinic for teachers
and coaches. The program, which aims to teach the fundamental skills and core values of the
game at the grassroots level, will once again include nationwide youth clinics, coaching
workshops, and training camps.
New this year, the Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific regional competition will expand
to include youth from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and
Vietnam. As many as five boys and five girls from the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training
Camp will be selected to participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific
Qualifiers, a week-long event in June that will feature top youth players from the region. The
top performing 10 boys and 10 girls will represent Asia Pacific in the Jr. NBA Global
“As we expand the Jr. NBA Philippines program, we are excited to introduce new opportunities
for players and coaches to gain an enriching experience playing with and learning from peers of
diverse cultural backgrounds,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.
“Together with longtime partner Alaska, we are committed to growing the Jr. NBA Philippines
into an inclusive program that fosters a safe and fun environment for boys and girls to compete,
learn the fundamental skills and values of the game, and positively impact the next generation of
“Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska continues to be a great platform to reach kids at a
young age and inspire them to learn the fundamentals of the game in a fun and engaging way,”
said Alaska Basketball Powercamp Director Jeff Cariaso. “We look forward to leveraging the
excitement of the NBA to inspire basketball participation and utilizing the Jr. NBA Philippines
program to promote the importance of active play and proper nutrition among the Filipino
Regional selection camps will be staged in Lucena (March 9-10), Baguio (March 23-24), Metro
Manila (April 27-28), and a city in Visayas and Mindanao to select the top 40 boys and 40 girls
that will advance to the National Training Camp in Metro Manila (May 17-19), which will
feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend. Online registration for Regional Selection Camps
opens today at www.jrnba.asia/philippines.
Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 will also include the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program to provide
training for 14 Jr. NBA coaches during the National Training Camp, culminating with the male
and female Jr. NBA Coach of the Year attending the Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific
Jr. NBA Philippines furthers Alaska Sports’ mission to provide proper nutrition to youth through
its leading brands - Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk
Drink - and by encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle.
During the 2018-19 season, the NBA and its teams plan to reach more than 51 million youth in
75 countries through league play, in-school programming, clinics, skills challenges, and other
The 2019 edition of Jr. NBA Philippines is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe,
Panasonic, Rexona, and Vivo as Official Partners. ABS-CBN S + A, Basketball TV and NBA
Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.
Participants can now register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and
follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. Fans
can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska
Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports.