Jr. NBA Asia Advisory council to further youth basketball developement in asia.

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The NBA announced today the formation of the Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council as part of the league’s expanded efforts to encourage basketball participation and active lifestyles among children.  The council, which includes Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, will provide direction on Jr. NBA’s development and accelerate the program’s growth with the goal of reaching more boys and girls across the region to help address and combat inactivity among youth.

 

The Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council consists of prominent business and community leaders as well as basketball stakeholders from Asia.

“The Jr. NBA program involves boys and girls, parents, educators and policy makers throughout Southeast Asia, emphasizing the importance of leading active lives, making healthy choices and sharing the positive values of sport,” said Levy.

“Our commitment to the continued expansion of Jr. NBA has led to the formation of the Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council to steer and grow the program.  The council members’ passion for giving back to their local communities sets them apart as the perfect group to help us bring the life changing experience of the Jr. NBA to millions of people across the region.”

“The goal of Jr. NBA is to inspire young boys and girls and develop them into healthy and well-rounded human beings,” said Mutombo.  “As a lifelong advocate of sport and a believer in its ability to positively affect change, I’m excited to join the Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council to work with some of the most prominent business leaders in Asia to help move the Jr. NBA program forward.”

 

Jr. NBA is currently being conducted in

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Reaching more than 1.4 million kids, parents and coaches.  Jr. NBA is presented by Royal FrieslandCampina in Southeast Asia through its Alaska Milk, Dutch Lady, Foremost and Frisian Flag brands. Additional partners of Jr. NBA in Southeast Asia include Tahir Foundation, Spalding, Globe Telecom, CloudFone and Gatorade.

 

Jr. NBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program, which has been conducted across Southeast Asia for the past two years.  The program is free across its four stages: open clinics for kids ages 5-14; competitive selection camps where top boys and girls ages 10-14 are identified to participate in the National Training Camp (NTC); the NTC where the top 15 boys and girls are selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars based on the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, attitude and respect; and the NBA experience where Jr. NBA All-Stars from all five countries embark on a unique, overseas trip to watch an NBA game, receive basketball training, tour the local city and play exhibition games.  The program also includes a “train the trainer” initiative designed to develop the skills of coaches and physical education teachers who return to their communities to share their knowledge with local kids.  The 2016 Southeast Asia Jr. NBA schedule tipped off in the Philippines on Jan. 23 and culminates in Indonesia on Aug. 28.  Details of the 2016 NBA experience trip will be announced at a later date.

 

Registration for the 2016 Southeast Asia Jr. NBA will begin soon at www.jrnba.asia.  Follow the Jr. NBA on Facebook to learn more about the program. For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and “Friend” the NBA’s official account on LINE by adding @nba_global.

 

The full list of council members is as follows:

William P. Adamopoulos,  CEO/Asia, Forbes Media
Bhirombhakdi Chutinant, Executive Vice President and Director, Boonrawd Brewery Co., Ltd.
Ruben Emir Gnanalingam, CEO, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Martin Basuki Hartono, CEO, GDP Venture & Kaskus
Hiroko Morohashi, Executive Fellow, Xebio Co., Ltd
Scott Levy*, Managing Director, NBA Asia
Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Global Ambassador & Basketball Hall of Famer
Henry Nguyen, Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam
Rachan (Butch) Reddy, Chairman, YAN Media Group
Hans Sy, President, SM Prime Philippines
Jonathan Tahir, Deputy Chairman, Mayapada Group Indonesia
(Dato’ Sri) Robin Tan Yeong Ching, Chairman and CEO of Berjaya Corporation Berhad
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO, Alaska Milk Corporation
Dennis A. Uy, Founder, President and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines
*Denotes Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council Chairman

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FIBA Asia Cup quarterfinal matchups

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   With the group stage wrapping up on Tuesday night, eight of the nine teams are now set to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China.

    Tournament hosts China emerged as the number one seed from Group A after finishing with a 3-1 record after four games. They will face winless Singapore, the last place team from Group B, in the quarterfinal.

     The Philippine national men’s basketball team topped Group B with an immaculate 3-0 slate and will face the fourth-best team from Group A, the upstart India squad that booked an upset over China in the group stage.

Take a look at the rest of the bracket below.

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Gilas Pilipinas Jersey by nike for Fiba world cup 2014

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JUNE 26, 2014, Manila – Nike unveiled the Philippines National Basketball Team uniform for the 2014/2015 season today with members of the Gilas Pilipinas team and Coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes before media, the Basketball Federation of the Philippines, and associates of Nike and the federation. The team will debut the uniform on-court at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain in August this year.

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The new uniforms made of Nike Sphere fabric are more lightweight, breathable, and durable. Sphere flocks the interior for sweat management; articulated armholes provide a better and easier range of motion; and laser cut perforations provide ventilation throughout the kit.

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“The new uniforms are lighter in weight, which is an advantage for us when we play. Together with the heat management, the uniforms will keep us comfortable through the games,” said LA Tenorio, point guard for the Gilas.

The new uniform is as bold and daring as the players are when they take to the court. Aside from “Pilipinas” emblazoned in thick, vibrant letters on the front, the latest uniforms portray an aerographic design on the back that shows an image of the eight-rayed golden sun found on the Philippine flag.

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“We will wear this uniform proudly,” said Marc Pingris, forward for the Gilas. “With the sun on the backs of all players, it’s a gentle reminder to each player of its symbolic meaning of unity and sovereignty for our country.”

The graphic element from the Philippine flag was included to provide an inspirational and motivational point for the team who are going to battle it out against the best basketball teams in the world in Spain, a country that the Philippines has had a long history with. Coincidentally, the eight rays around the sun represent the first eight provinces that started the Philippine revolution in 1896, which was against the Spaniards. There could be no greater coat-of-arms than this eight-rayed sun for this year’s World Cup as it symbolizes the rich and proud history of the Philippines and Spain.

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“Basketball is more than a sport for Filipinos. It is in our blood, our DNA, woven into the Filipino culture. The new uniforms will be worn with pride, on the world stage in Spain as we show the world what Filipino basketball is all about and bring pride to the Philippines” said Coach Chot.

Tonal shades of bold red and blue are the final touches tailored to bring spirit and vigor to the uniforms, as the Gilas Pilipinas continue to work their way to the top of the basketball world.

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“Nike is inspired by the team and their quest for glory that has brought back the pride in Philippines Basketball. We hope these uniforms will likewise inspire the team and help them to do great things in the upcoming competition,” said Courtney Cole-Faso, Nike Philippines Country Manager.

The team was presented with a unique gift of shoelaces with handwritten messages by a selection of youth fans fromMetro Manila. The youths hope that by carrying these messages, the team will feel the support of the nation during their time in Spain.

The new Philippines National Basketball Team uniforms will be available at retail in both Home and Away versions from July 1 at all Nike only stores and select locations of the following:
Athletic Club
Toby’s
1 United
Prostar
Planet Sports
Titan
Landmark
Lee Super Plaza
Roysal Sporting house
Sports Central

Gilas Pilipinas Vs Pba All Star

Wenesday evening of july 24 at Mall Of Asia Arena 2 teams battled for this great exhibition event the ” Gilas Pilipinas Vs Pba All Star” sponsored by MYPHONE. A exhibition game road to fiba Asia Championship.

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L.A. Tenorio, Jeff Chan and the rest of the Gilas Pilipinas battled out agains P.J. Simon,Chris Tiu and Arwind Santos and the rest of the PBA All Star in a exhibition match to condition the Gilas Pilipinas a week before Fiba Asia Championship.

I got FREE Ticket’s to Lower Box A for this event from Mall Of Asia ARENA, 6:30pm the gate’s open for the fan’s. As we go to our sit’s the player’s were already there warming up.

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Exactly 7pm the game was started, as i see lot of fans are excited to see some highlights about this event. Gilas didnt play they real game they just pass pass pass and then someone is open then shoot.. Chot Reyes may think that they may scout by other team.

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In the end Gilas win the game with the double digit advantage againts pba all star,both teams play a good game and hope gilas will be a good and tough to defend their home court. see you on fiba asia championship august 1 – 11.