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Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 Presented By Alaska Send-Off

Sixteen Jr. NBA All-Stars of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska got a special send-off this year from Alaska Milk the day before they left for their NBA Experience Trip to Shanghai, China.

The eight boys and eight girls who topped the Jr. NBA National Training Camp last May underwent a basketball clinic conducted by NBA Legend Cherokee Parks and WNBA player Alana Beard, with US Ambassador Sung Kim in attendance. The All-Stars will play against counterpart Jr NBA All Stars from Vietnam, India, Thailand, Singapore and Jakarta during the trip, do city tours and watch an official preseason NBA game live between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. They will be accompanied by Coaches of the Year Tata Belangel and Hazell Yambot. Above, L -R are: 1st row): Prince Ray Alao, Christian Joi Mesias, Nathan Jan Jundana, Kim Aaron Tamayo, Ethan Rod Alian, Seven Gagate, John Lester Amagan, Manuel Luis Antonio Pablo

2nd row): E-Cow, Marielle Vigno, Madelyn Flores, Christine Nichole Venterez, NBA Global Partnerships Director Mae Dichupa, Gin Kayla Huelar, Aishe Mae Solis, Amber Esquivel, Kyla Mataga, Pauline Angelique Valle, Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year Hazel Yambot

3rd row): Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Mark Belangel, Alaska Power Camp Head Coach Jeffery Cariaso, Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Development Head Richard Bachmann, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, former NBA player Cherokee Parks, 4-time WNBA All-Star and Los Angeles Sparks Guard/Forward Alana Beard.



  1. divine labbuanan-cabral
    October 12, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    horray!!!!! congratulations to all of you????????

  2. Maria Catherine Matugas
    October 13, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Nice gagaling . Iba talaga ang alaska actually kakainom ko Lang kanina sana tumangkad din katulad nila hehe sabi nga pag dating sa gatas “WALA PARING TATALO SA ALASKA” masarap kasitalaga sya perfect sa lahat mapa kids man or adulth ..

  3. Cielo jonna
    October 13, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Galingan nila sana!! Sana manalo sila. 🙂

  4. Jeff @Tips NBA
    October 14, 2018 at 4:40 am

    So glad I came across this article. What a great opportunity for these kids, and awesome to see Cherokee Parks involved. I believe he’s working for an NBA internship program called the Basketball Operations Associates Program. Hope the youngsters enjoy the experience. It’s one of a lifetime!

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