BIÑAN, Laguna—Six young players – four boys and two girls from Laguna, Batangas and Cavite —topped the Regional Selection Camp of JrNBA/JrWNBA Philippines 2015 Presented by Alaska in Biñan, Laguna last weekend at the University of Perpetual Help System. This is the second time that the Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA has come to Biñan.
The four JrNBA players who made it to the National Training Camp that will be held at the PICC Forum in Roxas Boulevard, Manila from April 24-26 are Karl Georg Clauss from De La Salle University STC of Sta. Rosa; Joshua Yvan Garing from De La Salle Lipa, Jalen Angelo Limon of St. Francis School in Biñan and John Ashley Los Bañez of Canossa School, Sta. Rosa. Two Jr. WNBA players, Luisa San Juan of Amazing Grace School in Laguna and Pherl Gwyneth Savendano of Christain Values School in Cavite also made it to the NTC.
The six players were selected from the Top 40 performers of the first day of camp at the Alonte Sports Arena which drew a field of 481 players aged 10-14 years old from various cities and towns in South Luzon.
The Top 40 were asked to return on Day 2 for more intense drills and basketball team exercises. A final scrimmage at the end of Day 2 selected the most skilled basketball players who also exemplified the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.
The NTC finalists from South Luzon were chosen by the Jr. NBA evaluation committee headed by Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA head coach Chris Sumner and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso of the Alaska Power Camp.