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Rappler's latest stories on Jr NBA


Cavs' Nance 'scared' of virus with pre-existing condition

May 19, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr fears returning to action due to his weakened immune system caused by Crohn's disease

PRECAUTION. Larry Nance Jr hopes the NBA will consider its players with pre-existing medical conditions. Photo from Larry Nance Jr's Instagram

Curry leads virtual Jr NBA leadership conference

May 06, 2020 - 4:38 PM

The free online event features two-time MVP Steph Curry and other basketball personalities including Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Mavs mentor Rick Carlisle

Steph Curry headlines the NBA discussion on youth sports. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

4 Pinoys to represent Asia Pacific at Jr NBA Global Championship

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:41 PM

After making an impression in the Jr NBA regional camp, 4 young Filipinos earn spots in the global youth basketball tournament

TOP PERFORMERS. Asia Pacific’s top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls basketball players vie to show their wares against other teams from around the world in the US in August. Photo release

Jr NBA Philippines names 10 All-Stars

May 21, 2019 - 7:05 AM

The 5 boys and 5 girls will represent the country in the Jr NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp

FUTURE IS BRIGHT. Five boys and 5 girls have made their mark in the Jr NBA Philippines 2019. Photo from Jr NBA

Lone Filipino makes cut in NBA 2K League draft class

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Rial Polog Jr will be the lone Filipino in the 198-strong draft class that features the best NBA 2K players from 10 countries

SENSATIONAL. Aminolah 'Rial' Datu-Ramos Polog Jr wins the NBA 2K19 Asia Tournament Finals that helped book him a slot in the league draft.  Photo from National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, Bureau of External Relations Facebook.

Young Filipino ballers impress Sacramento Kings center, WNBA legend

May 20, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Willie Cauley-Stein and Sheryl Swoopes take charge in coaching and selecting the members of the 2018 Jr NBA Philippines All-Star squad

SHANGHAI-BOUND. The selected All-Star team are rewarded with a trip to Shanghai for the NBA China Games 2018. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Kings’ Cauley-Stein wishes for a Rockets-Celtics finals

May 15, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The Sacramento Kings center wants to see a 'change of culture' in the 2018 NBA finals

RISING STAR. Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes will be in charge of selecting the 2018 Jr NBA Philippines All-Star team. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Kings center, WNBA legend to grace Jr NBA camp

May 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Sacramento's Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes will serve as mentors in the two-day training

EXCITED. Willie Cauley-Stein of the Sacramento Kings says he's eager to share his basketball knowledge. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Sports has no gender: The journey of Adamson Lady Falcons coach Ewon Arayi

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Merenciana Ewonritseorlagha “Ewon” Rosete Arayi’s lengthy list of accomplishments as a basketball player easily rivals that of her name

NO BOUNDARIES. Ewon Arayi believes sports knows no gender and she has proven it with her work on the hardcourt. Photo taken from Arayi's Facebook account

Jr. WNBA graduate Arielle Lanot pushes for women's basketball in PH

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Lanot recalls her struggles as a young woman baller in the Philippines

WOMAN BALLER. Arielle Lanot dreams of more opportunities for girls like her who love basketball. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Jr NBA Philippines 2018 aims for 35,000 Filipino participants

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Jr NBA Philippine recommits to uplift the grassroots basketball program of the Philippines

TIP OFF. Jr. NBA Philippines brings another chance for the Filipino basketball youth to nurture and improve their skills. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Magic's Payton, ex-WNBA player Wicks to coach Jr NBA camp in Manila

May 05, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Elfrid Payton and Sue Wicks will host events in the Philippines from May 12 14

MANILA BOUND. Sue Wicks and Elfrid Payton are heading to the Philippines to coach young players. Wicks photo from Wikimedia, Payton photo from Instagram

Basketball isn't all about height, Cebu ballers told

Jan 25, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Craig Brown NBA Asia Director of Basketball Operations encourages Filipino players in Cebu to start comparing ourselves to the Isaiah Thomases and Allen Iversons

TEACHING. Craig Brown, NBA Asia Director of Basketball Operations, shows coaches the basics of how to coach the youth for them to enjoy basketball more during the coaches clinic of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 held at the University of San Carlos gym. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Ray Parks back in NBA D-League, drafted by Westchester Knicks

Oct 31, 2016 - 12:47 PM

The 23 year old is the last pick of the draft at the bottom of the sixth round

D-LEAGUE RETURN. Ray Parks (R) returns to the NBA D-League after getting drafted by the Westchester Knicks. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Norris Cole: 'Love from PH was obvious’ at Miami Heat championships

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The former back up point guard of the Heat is appreciative of the time he got to spend with Filipino American head coach Erik Spoelstra

Cebu picks reps to training camp ahead of Jr NBA and Jr WNBA

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Skills of young hoopsters will be enhanced at the National Training Camp which will culminate in the selection of 10 boys and 5 girls for the Philippines Jr NBA and Jr WNBA All Star Team

The 8 boys and 3 girls selected from the 2nd Regional Selection Camp held in Cebu City with the coaches of the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Parks scoreless in 2-minute play time in Summer League game

Jul 15, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr plays a total of 1 minute and 53 seconds in the Dallas Mavericks 95 79 loss to the Washington Wizards

Upcoming UAAP/NCAA stars to play in Jr NBA Alumni All-Stars game

Apr 22, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Former Jr NBA standouts drafted to participate in the inaugural Jr NBA Alumni All Star game

FUTURE OF HOOPS? Jr. NBA Finalists from Cebu Regional Selection Camp from left to right: Andre Dadivas, Donn Lim, Andrew Velasco, Wayne Kirby Besaluna, Steven Co, Jomari Ranuco and Jethro Rocamora. File photo by Mary Jane Catriz/Rappler

Utah Jazz's Hayward, WNBA's Thompson to visit Manila

Apr 11, 2014 - 3:58 PM

NBA player Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz is set to arrive in the Philippines along with WNBA great Tina Thompson on April 25 27

PH VISIT. NBA player Gordon Hayward and WNBA great Tina Thompson are coming to Manila for the Jr NBA/Jr WNBA National Training Camp. File photos from EPA.

10 Visayans heading to Jr. NBA Philippines 2014 training camp

Mar 25, 2014 - 4:45 AM

Out of 61 junior basketball player tryouts of Cebu Regional Selection Camp of Jr NBA WNBA Philippines finalists only 5 Cebuanos 3 Cebuanas and 2 Bacoleños made it to National Training Camp

FUTURE OF HOOPS? Jr. NBA Finalists from Cebu Regional Selection Camp from left to right: Andre Dadivas, Donn Lim, Andrew Velasco, Wayne Kirby Besaluna, Steven Co, Jomari Ranuco and Jethro Rocamora. Photo by Mary Jane Catriz/Rappler

Jr. NBA tips off for 7th year, expands program to females

Jan 20, 2014 - 10:59 PM

The Jr NBA presented by Alaska continues its mission of utilizing basketball to influence the youth to lead a healthy lifestyle and to value sportsmanship teamwork and participation

SEVENTH YEAR. Carlo Singson, NBA Asia Country Manager-Philippines (left) and Wilfred Stephen Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska (right) officially launch the seventh Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines 2014 presented by Alaska. Photo from Larc & Asset PR

Muggsy Bogues to coach PH Jr. NBA aspirants

Apr 01, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Muggsy Bogues will help coach participants from all over the country who will vie for spots on the Jr NBA All Star Team