The best young athletes from the TM Basketball Para sa Bayan clinics in Cavite, Bulacan, Cebu, and Davao are set to participate in the National Basketball Association’s 3-on-3 competition in Manila from August 19 to 21, 2016.
Czarlo Lorenzo Salvador, Laurence Cyrel Nuenay, Tristan Maurice Coquilla, and Giero Velasquez comprise Team Davao while Adrian James Canales, Marc Gabriel Canales, and Kyle Clapis represent Team Cebu. Both teams will join the NBA 3X male 10-12 category.
For the male 13-15 division, all participants will come from Luzon. Two teams were chosen for Cavite. They are composed of Rexeus Raziel Moldez, John Christian Hernandez, Lee Rodney Kiofranz Marallag, Devon Dein Diez, Steven Kurt Grado, and Justin Jolo Santos. For Bulacan, the players are Sean Ashley Junio, Clarenz Camua, and Patrick Jasper Abuan.
All five teams were trained by basketball and national player LA Tenorio through TM Basketball Para sa Bayan clinics. TM BPSB was developed by Globe Telecom, in partnership with Tenorio´s Method Basketball Academy, to hone the basketball skills of underprivileged youth and impart to them the value of sportsmanship and having a healthy lifestyle.
“If you have determination and will to succeed, you can overcome so many challenges and this is what we want the kids to learn. Even if they are from underprivileged background, even if they don’t play in the hard court, they still have a chance if they will work hard. That is why we bring the TM BPSB clinics to these kids to open opportunities for them such as the NBA3X,” said Fernando Esguerra, Director of Globe Citizenship.