For the very first time, the Jr. NBA Malaysia presented by Dutch Lady expanded its programme to Johor after successfully returning to Malaysia for the fourth consecutive year.
The Jr. NBA Malaysia programme reached more than 6,000 boys and girls at over 200 schools for local basketball talents to attend the Jr. NBA Selection Camp in Kuala Lumpur, moving them one-step closer to being named as the 2017 Jr. NBA Malaysia All-Star.
The programme will culminate with eight boys and eight girls named as the 2017 Jr. NBA Malaysia All-Stars. These standout campers will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with their counterparts from Southeast Asia later in the year.
Two girls and three boys were selected from the Johor clinic recently held at Pei Chun High School, Pontian, Johor to attend the Selection Camp in Kuala Lumpur from 8th to 9th July 2017.
“I was picked to be in the basketball team because of my height but I began to develop an interest in basketball as I trained with my team. I’m looking forward to the Selection Camp as I take this as a challenge and to make my family proud,” said Soon Min Yi from SMK Taman Johor Jaya.
The clinics were led by Joselito F. Vergara, along with coaches from the Westports Malaysia Dragons and the Ministry of Education (MOE) from Johor. Participants were trained in the fundamentals of basketball and learned about the importance of proper nutrition as well as the Jr. NBA’s core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude, and respect.
The Selection Camp in Kuala Lumpur in July is a two-day event made up of skill stations and clinics on the first day, followed by scrimmages and final selections on the second day. The top 32 boys and girls from the Selection Camp would be invited to participate in the Jr. NBA National Training Camp in Kuala Lumpur from 28th to 30th July 2017. The National Training Camp will be attended either by a current or former NBA player.
For more information, visit the official event website at www.jrnba.asia/malaysia