JR. NBA/WNBA Presented By Alaska picks best of the best among Manila young cagers 

A thirteen year old 6"9 future basketball sensation, strong power forwards and a solid core of women cagers: these, among others were the top picks to this year's Manila leg of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska held last April 9 and 10 in Don Bosco, Makati.     Close to 2,000 participants, both boys … Continue reading JR. NBA/WNBA Presented By Alaska picks best of the best among Manila young cagers 

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The Children of Basketball – Three stories of young dreamers from Alaska’s JrNBA/JrWNBA tilt in Baguio

This blogger's recent trip to Baguio along with the Alaska JrNBA/JrWNBA held at Benguet State University in Baguio underlined the massive and deeply-rooted appeal of Filipino basketball among Filipinos.  Young and old, male or female, rich or poor, tall or short - there is no distinction in the world of hoops and balls. Watching kids … Continue reading The Children of Basketball – Three stories of young dreamers from Alaska’s JrNBA/JrWNBA tilt in Baguio

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska begins search for future basketball superstars in Baguio

The cold Baguio air was no match to the intensity shown by young basketball enthusiasts as Alaska presents the 2016 installment of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA on its  search for the best basketball players in the country during the first Regional Selection Camp at the Benguet State University, Baguio last Feb. 20 and 21.     … Continue reading Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska begins search for future basketball superstars in Baguio

Alaska nurtures dreams of future hoop superstars with Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 

"Welcome to the Philippines, where the men are five foot five, the everyman's Air Jordans are a pair of flip-flops, and the rhythm of life is punctuated by the bouncing of a basketball"- Rafe Bartholomew, Pacific Rims  When NBA legend Gilbert Arenas visited the Philippines in 2008 as part of a promotional tour for a brand … Continue reading Alaska nurtures dreams of future hoop superstars with Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA