Young Filipino basketball players can have the chance to learn from international basketball stars such as Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Green at this year’s Jr. NBA Philippines Online Clinics, which will be held on May 29 and June 12.
Filipino-Americans Clarkson and Green, on May 29, will join other Jr. NBA coaches to teach young players basketball drills, and also participate in a life session and coaching discussion. fundamental skills.
Clarkson, who plays for Utah Jazz, will be part of the first round of the NBA Playoffs this season. He’s also on the radar to become the NBA’s sixth man of the year. Green, meanwhile, was on the NBA G League Ignite selection squad along with other basketball prospects such as Kai Sotto.
Young girls will also have the chance to participate in virtual clinics as WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro hosts a Jr. NBA session designed for girls on June 12.
In addition to the clinics, NBA Philippines Jr. will also post a series of videos on their Facebook page, starting June 21, which will address sports-related topics such as nutrition, psychology and diversity, among others. The videos will also feature Clarkson, Green, Penicheiro and other speakers.
“We are thrilled to bring together players from the NBA, WNBA and NBA G League to inspire our young athletes participating in the first ever Jr. NBA Philippines clinics online,” said Scott Levy, General Manager of NBA Philippines .
“Shifting the Jr. NBA program to a virtual event will allow us to safely engage young boys and girls through basketball while continuing to promote the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle,” he added.
Jr. NBA Philippines clinics are open for boys and girls ages 13 to 17 across the country. Interested candidates can register at www.jrnbaasia.com. —Justin Kenneth Carandang / JMB, GMA News