Jr. NBA Asia-Pac Boys team makes history in Jr. NBA Global Championship

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In addition, the Asia Pacific Girls Team bowed out to U.S. Midwest Girls Team in their final game, which saw Filipina guard Dianne Camille Nolasco lead the team with 6 assists and 3 steals.

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES ‘ The Jr. NBA Asia Pacific Boys Team became the first international team to beat a U.S. team in the Jr. NBA Global Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. Australian guard Donte Nance scored the game-winning basket against the U.S. South Boys Team for a 61-59 overtime win to finish a successful campaign for Asia Pacific.

Filipino center Henjz Gabriel ‘Kobe’ Demisana tallied 8 points and 7 rebounds, while point guard Lionel Matthew Rubico contributed 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals in the victory. After five games, Demisana averaged 6.3 points and 6 rebounds while Rubico is norming 4 points, 3 boards, 2 assists, and 2 steals.


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NBA partners with Bologna Welcome to host Jr. NBA Global Championship Europe and Middle East selection camp

LONDON, BOLOGNA, April 23, 2019 ‘ The National Basketball Association (NBA), Bologna Municipality and Bologna Welcome, the city’s convention & visitors bureau, today announced the Jr. NBA Global Championship Europe and Middle East Selection Camp, a week-long camp to determine the 10 boys and 10 girls who will represent the region in the second annual Jr. NBA Global Championship Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.’

The Jr. NBA Global Championship Europe and Middle East Selection Camp, to be held at the CUSB (Centro Universitario Sportivo Bologna) in Bologna, Italy from April 30 ‘ May 4, will be conducted by NBA Basketball Operations staff and Jr. NBA League coaches, and attended by former NBA player Boris Diaw (France) and USA Basketball Head Coach/Coach Director, Youth & Sport Development, Don Showalter.’ Former NBA players and NBA Europe Ambassadors Vladimir Radmanovic and Marko Milic will also attend the camp.

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Jr. NBA dangles slots to Asia Pacific event, ‘Global Championship’ in Orlando

MANILA, Philippines ‘ Up to five Filipino boys and five Filipino girls from the Jr. NBA National Training Camp will have the chance to play in the global stage if they stand out and make the cut in the Jr. NBA Asia Pacific Qualifers this June.

In its 12th year, Jr. NBA Philippines is expanding their program with the Asia Pacific Qualifiers and an opportunity to compete in the first ever Jr. NBA Global Championship in Disney World, Orlando, Florida in’August.

Young Filipino ballers will work their way up from the regional selection camps to the national training camp in Manila where top performing boys and girls will be chosen to represent the country in the Asia Pacific Qualifiers.’

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Mavs’ Rick Carlisle is a guiding force at the Jr. NBA World Championship — a ‘celebratory melting pot’ of basketball

Judging from the excitement in Rick Carlisle’s voice, one would think Mavericks training camp was commencing now, not in six weeks.

Speaking to The News by cellphone, Carlisle was, in fact, standing on a basketball court. He had just finished doing what comes naturally to him, teaching basketball, but his pupils were not Mavericks. They were 64 coaches from around the world, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney complex in Kissimmee, Fla., to guide their age 13-14 boys and girls teams in the inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship.

“It looks like an Olympics, the way they have this place set up,” Carlisle said. “It’s a great coming together, a celebratory melting pot of the game. I’m really in awe of what they have done here.”

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