Jr. NBA 2017 gearing up

With the Jr. NBA/WNBA just around the corner, thousands of promising young athletes prepare for the country’s elite basketball development program.

On January 19th 2017, Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is set to tip-off as the country’s elite basketball development program. For its tenth consecutive successful year, the program looks stronger than ever, welcoming young aspiring basketball players and coaches to help them fulfill their own hoop dreams.

Last year saw the program’s biggest-ever turnout, with 20,000 hopefuls joingn the national and regional training camps. From those, 15 All-Stars were selected to represent the Philippines in a once-in-a-lifetime culminating activity in Shanghai, China, where they met, trained, and bonded with All-Stars from Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

In the Philippines, the Jr. NBA has given birth to some of Philippine Basketball’s biggest names today like Kiefer Ravena, and U.S. Basketball sensation, Kobe Paras. This time around, the nation’s fresh batch of athletes get a shot at making their own names in the country’s favorite sport.

Last year’s culminating activity took saw 15 Filipino All-Stars travel to Shanghai, China for their culminating activity.

More recently, the Jr. WNBA has begun to pave the way for the country’s female basketball superstars. And through world class basketball instruction, there’s no signs of slowing down for these talented athletes.

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA participants will learn from accredited coaches, such as 2016 Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year Ewon Arayi

Not only will they play a game of competitive basketball and learn various skills from NBA legends, these athletes will be able to meet an infinitely growing community who share one common ground – the love for the game.


Athletes and coaches are encouraged to register before January 19th through the Jr. NBA website at www.jrnba.asia. The event tips off on January 20.

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