As they reach their final leg, Alaska Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines finishes their journey here in the Philippines to finally choose their Jr. NBA and jr. WNBA All-Star Cast. From 100,000 kids age ranges from 10 to 14 years old came from different parts of the Philippines, these basketball kids dedicated their all from numerous training camps, all their way to this moment where only top 10 boys and top 5 girls will win a chance of a lifetime to be a Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA All-Star Cast.
They started the event where the Jr. NBA Alumni competes as Team Riley VS Team Nerlens. This shows the fruits that Alaska bears to the Alumni to become what they are today. Being united in one game, it shows some memory lane to these players as they played like their Alaska Jr. NBA days, and it keeps getting better than ever. The event ends as “Team Riley” wins the game.
Here’re a brief details on what the event is all about. The leading young basketball program is free and open to players aged 10 to 14 years old from different parts of the Philippines. More than 100,000 students, parents, and coaches are able to benefit through Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA activities including camps and clinics. And more than just training them basic-to-advance basketball skills, they’re also taught some character development (Sportsmanship, Teamwork, A Positive Attitude and Respect “STAR”) for them to be fully equipped as a power Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA player.
To set the standards high, these players skillfully trained by Alaska’s Finest Coaches, led by Coach Chris Sumner, Philadelphia 76ers’ Nerlens Noel and WNBA Legend Ruth Riley. So looking at these kids, you’ll see how gracious and powerful they are in playing.
After the Alumni game match, it’s the chosen Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA finalist time to shine at their best to finally win and be part of the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-star cast. All the chosen finalist, more than the All-star cast, are going to have a chance of a lifetime to be part of the Southeast Asia team who’ll travel abroad to watch a LIVE NBA GAME and meet the NBA Stars in person. Now that’s Awesome!
The Awarding Ceremony takes place after the game and the coaches finally choose 10 Jr. NBA boys and 5 Jr. WNBA girls as the top players to be part of the Jr. NBA All-stars. There’s also a Finalist of Coaches who wins the Best Coach Category (Male and Female).
From these experiences, I must say that after the hard work and perseverance that these contenders went through, everything paid off, as they go to their homes filled with learning and cherished memories. As they’re going to keep it till’ the rest of their lives. Having these kind of achievements, especially if it’s coming from the excellent training that Alaska brought, will lead them to endless possibilities to become the best basketball player/coach not just to their group, but to our country as well. Now that’s how to cultivate potential talents in basketball, the Alaska way!
Congrats to all of the Jr. NBA and Jr. NBA Finalists/Winners, The Coaches, and Alaska Philippines for this event that surely mold the future’s best basketball players.
For more updates on how you can be next in line, just go to Alaska’s Website http://alaskapowercamp.com/ and check for their next Power Camp Schedules.
For the last time, here’s some of the “behind the scenes” and program pics.