Brown to participate in the Jr. NBA Indonesia National Training Camp to Assist with the Selection of the 2018 Jr. NBA Indonesia All-Stars
2018 Jr. NBA All-Stars from the Region to Travel to Shanghai for NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks
The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics will travel to Jakarta to participate in the Jr. NBA Indonesia National Training Camp from July 27-29.
The National Training Camp, staged at the Cilandak Sport Center from July 27-28 and Pluit Village Mall on July 29, is the culmination of the 2018 Jr. NBA Indonesia presented by Frisian Flag program that will feature the top 100 boys and girls participating in advanced fundamental skills training and exhibition games. At the end of the National Training Camp, eight boys and eight girls will be named as the 2018 Jr. NBA Indonesia All-Stars. Together with their counterparts from Southeast Asia, the 2018 Jr. NBA Indonesia All-Stars will travel to Shanghai in October to attend NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks.
The 100 National Training Camp finalists will be selected from the upcoming selection camp in Jakarta on July 21. Registration for the selection camp is available at www.jrnba.asia/indonesia.
“I understand the NBA has invested heavily into the growth of basketball in Indonesia,” said Brown. “I look forward to seeing firsthand how global the game has become and to train with some of the most promising young athletes Indonesia has to offer.”
"We believe that through the Jr. NBA platform and Frisian Flag’s ‘Drink.Move.BeStrong’ message, we can encourage youth to adopt sport and incorporate milk into their daily lives and foster a generation of healthier Indonesians,” said Andrew F. Saputro, Corporate Affairs Director of Frisian Flag Indonesia. “Meeting a professional athlete of Jaylen Brown’s caliber will help inspire Jr. NBA participants as they will see up-close how discipline, hard work and healthy lifestyle can lead to success.”
Brown was selected 3rd overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2017. Brown averaged 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1 steal per game this season and helped lead the Boston Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. During the 2017-18 season, the NBA will reach more than 26 million youth in 71 countries through a variety of camps, clinics, skills challenges, league play and outreach events.