Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska Names 10 All-Stars

Five boys and five girls were selected during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to comprise the newest batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars and represent the country at the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp in Jakarta, Indonesia in June to train with top youth players from the region.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton and WNBA Champion Ticha Penicheiro joined Jr. NBA coaches Carlos Barroca and Natalia Andre and Alaska coaches Jeffrey Cariaso and Tony dela Cruz to help coach the 80 participantsat the Gatorade Hoops Center and Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 18 and in the boys and girls exhibition game at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 19.  The final day of the Jr. NBA National Training Camp hosted an exhibition game for former Jr. NBA All-Stars and was attended by notable alumni including collegiate players Thirdy Ravena and Janjan Jaboneta.

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska is committed to improving youth health and wellness and addressing growing inactivity by highlighting the importance of proper nutrition and an active lifestyle to participants.  Since its launch in 2007, Jr. NBA Philippines has reached more than two million players, coaches and parents in over 190 cities and municipalities nationwide, teaching the fundamentals of basketball and the program’s core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude, and respect (S.T.A.R.).

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona and Vivo as official partners. ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

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The following is a complete list of Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 All-Stars:

GIRLS ROSTER:

First Name Last Name Age School
Dianne Camille Nolasco 14 Miriam College
Karylle Sierba 13 Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
Mikylla Taborada 14 Corpus Christi School Cagayan de Oro
Justine Mhyrra Vibangco 13 Saint Joseph Parish School
Princess BJ Marie Villarin 13 De La Salle Zobel

BOYS ROSTER:

First Name Last Name Age School
Henjz Gabriel Demisana 14 Bacolod Tay Tung High School
Joshua Minguillo 13
Zhan Paolo Moreno 14 Xavier University Cagayan de Oro
Sebastian Roy Reyes 14 Nazareth School of National University
Lionel Metthew Rubico 14 De La Salle Lipa

List of Awards:

Gatorade Hustle Awardees: Zhan Paolo Moreno and Franchesca Isabela Buenvenida

Panasonic Rising Star Awardees: Zak Gumaya and Kaye Andrea Vivas

Coaches of the Year: Orlando Estrelles and Precious Jimenez

Alaska Ambassadors: Henjz Gabriel Demisana and Justine Mhyrra Vibangco

MVPs: Sebastian Roy Reyes and Dianne Camille Nolasco