Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA wraps Davao camp

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Two hopefuls in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA WNBA Presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp size each other up during the Davao City camp at the Ateneo de Davao, Matina campus recently. Eleven players, including four girls, made it to the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24 where they will be pitted against qualifiers from other regional selection camps. They include Kate and Aloha Marie Betanio, Marcilla Grace Dellosa and Rosie Amatong while Tryon Limar Langala, Alfonso Candari, Rysan Villasenda, Anscar Mamac, Lance Centeno, Jacen Neil Deligerio and Luise Andre Joring. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Two hopefuls in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA WNBA Presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp size each other up during the Davao City camp at the Ateneo de Davao, Matina campus recently. Eleven players, including four girls, made it to the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24 where they will be pitted against qualifiers from other regional selection camps. They include Kate and Aloha Marie Betanio, Marcilla Grace Dellosa and Rosie Amatong while Tryon Limar Langala, Alfonso Candari, Rysan Villasenda, Anscar Mamac, Lance Centeno, Jacen Neil Deligerio and Luise Andre Joring. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Thirteen-year old Alfonso Luis Candari of Ateneo de Davao with other six boys, and 11-year old Rozie Amatong with other three other girls emerged from 50 participants as their region’s representatives in the culmination of the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 regional selection camp at the Ateneo de Davao University—Matina campus on February 28.

The other members of the boy’s squad are Lance Centeno, 13, of Ateneo de Davao, Joven Neil Deligero, 13, of Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High school, Louis Andre Joring, 13, of St. Mary’s School, Tryon Limar Langala, 14, of St. Mary’s School, Anscar Mamac, 14, of Holy Child College of Davao, and Rysan Villasenta, 13, of Holy Child College of Davao.

Aloha Marie Betanio, 12, of Malaybalay City Central School, Kate Buenaventura, 13, of Ateneo de Davao, and Marcila Grace Dellosa, 14, of F. Bangoy National High School are the other members of the girl’s team.

The goal of the camp is to search for young talented basketball players aged 10-14 and recruit them as members of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Star team.


The All-Star team travels in the Asian region to compete against their counterparts in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

The camp was graced by NBA star Nerlens Noel of the Philadelphia76ers and WNBA legend Ruth Rileywill.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp will next go to Cebu on March 5 to 6 before going to Manila on April 9 to 10.

For details visit www.jrnba.asia/philippines.

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