As a culminating event of the program that began in January, the country’s best basketball youngsters will come together for the annual Jr. NBA National Training Camp presented by Alaska this 12th to 14th of May. Not only will they get the chance to meet other kids that share the same passion, but will also have the privilege to learn from some of basketball’s finest coaches and former players.
Gracing this year’s Jr. NBA event willl be no other than Sue Wicks. She is no stranger to high-level basketball programs and is a renowned Woman’s Basketball Hall of Famer. Part of her long list of achievements include a colorful basketball career from her early college days all the way to the pro-leagues.
At Rutgers University, the hall of famer holds an unbeaten scoring and rebounding record. She tops the all-time scoring list with an impressive 2,655 points – a record that remains unmatched even for the school’s men’s team. Wicks’ lengthy build also complements her ability to crash the boards, recording 1,357 rebounds in just four years of play.
At the prime of her hoop journey, the 6-foot-3 center proved to be the Liberty’s primary defender. Wicks’ ranks second best in terms of the WNBA’s All-Time defensive ratings and has been distinguished as one of the league’s elite shot blockers.
The year 2000 only got better for Sue Wicks as she was named as an All-Star and won the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award for her fine athletic character. Other of Wicks’ awards highlight a three-time All-American team appearance, a Naismith Player of the Year Award, and a 1987 gold medal with the US national team.
Nowadays, the former WNBA player is focused on helping young boys and girls develop the skills and values necessary to succeed in the sport. Be sure to catch her during the Jr.NBA NTC at the Mall of Asia as she joins a fellow coach from the NBA in the search for this year’s All-Stars.
For more information on this week’s National Training Camp, or future Jr. WNBA and Jr. NBA events presented by Alaska, visit http://jrnba.asia/philippines/
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