Ten promising basketball players have been chosen in the Jr. NBA Davao regional selection camp of which Phoenix Petroleum is an event partner and host for the Davao leg. The Davao regional selection was attended by 499 aspiring Jr. NBA players aged 10-14 on April 1 and 2, 2013 at the University of Southeastern Philippines Gym.
Four of the 10 players came from Davao while other qualifiers came from Bacolod, Bukidnon, General Santos City, and Cagayan de Oro. They bested 30 other regional finalists and will represent the Mindanao region at the National Training Camp of the Jr. NBA in Manila.
The 10 qualifiers are Paolo Coquilla, Mahloney Tarranza, Cornelio Reta, and John Cañete from Davao, Jan Gabriel Sobrevega and Jose Antiporda from Bacolod, John Lloyd Bernales and Lorenz Viajar from Bukidnon, Anthony Sistoza from General Santos and Earl Vincent Areola from Cagayan de Oro.
The finalists were chosen for their all-around basketball skills and for how they exhibit the Jr. NBA core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Attitude and Respect.
The Jr. NBA Davao regional selection camp culminated in the planting of 500 Narra seedlings in the 235 hectares, Malagos Watershed last April 3, 2013. It was participated by Phoenix Philippines Foundation together with the Jr. NBA, Davao City Water District, PNP, and Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary CGADSEM.(pr)