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


JR. NBA/JR.WNBA Philippines 2016 Presented By ALASKA

Jr NBA Jr WNBA Philippines 2015 All-Stars with Philadelphia 76er Nerlens Noel and WNBA Legend Ruth Riley

Top 15 of Jr. NBA batch 2015

The Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska will return to the Philippines for the ninth consecutive year from Jan. 23-April 24.  The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls between the ages of 10-14.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska is comprised of four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  The skills clinics will be held nationwide from January through April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa, and first-time locations in Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.  Select players from these clinics will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in tryouts during the Regional Selection Camps, which will be held in

  • Baguio (Feb. 20-21)
  • Davao (Feb. 27-28)
  • Cebu (March 5-6)
  • Metro Manila (April 9-10)

The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the National Training Camp in Manila April 22-24.

Jr NBA Philippines alumni showcase their skills in an exhibition game

Jr. Nba 2015 Event

An NBA and WNBA player or legend will be in attendance at the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists.  The program will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will travel on an overseas NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.


“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future,” said Alaska Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “Moreover, this year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover unique talents across the country.”

In addition to the player camps and clinics, the search for the 2016 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year will begin on Jan. 22 in Manila, which will be led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Sumner along with Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso.  Ten Jr. NBA and four Jr. WNBA coaches will be selected as finalists and trained at the National Training Camp.

Through the promotion of proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska continues to be an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.

CloudFone, Gatorade, and Globe Telecom serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14.  Coaches and participants can now register online atwww.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.

Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines).

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and www.playph.com.

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LG: Korea Sakers Vs Brgy. Ginebra


  An epic basketball rivalry will take place as LG Electronics bring the 1st in philippine basketball, the ” Asian Basketball Showdown”.

    Bringing together 2 basketball-loving countries who are long time archrivals in international basketball arena, crowd-favorite and multiple title holders Korea’s Changwon LG Sakers versus the philippines very own Baranggay Ginebra SanMiguel. They will clash on the court on Sept 9,2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.


   Putting the consumers at the heart of every innovation, LG opened the Asian Basketball Showdown to pinoy’s for FREE.

    Those who registered via LG Electronics Facebook fan page can start already claiming their tickets on Sept. 5-7 in LG Mobile concept store in SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and Greenhills Shopping Center, as well as titans Stores within Metro Manila. When claiming, registrants hust have to present the e-ticket an one valid ID, and a sales invoince or official receipt if registered as a LG customer for patron tickets.

Those who will be able to watch the games live will get a chance to win the newest premium LG devices including the simplest yet smartest LG G3, the young and pop LG G Pad and Android wear LG G Watch.

For more info visit www.lg.com/ph or www.lgblog.com.ph like LG Philippines facebook page or follow on LG on Twitter and Instagram .

Kevin Love will be on Master Game face All Star Challenge


Hi Basketball fanatics! even NBA or PBA where’s the big announcement,  the 3x  NBA All Star Power Forward of Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love is joining the Master Philippines Game Face Challenge on June 21 at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.




At the half time Kevin Love will be  doing some surprises just for the fans who are in the SMART Araneta Coliseum. Im sure this is a once in a lifetime experience.



What is Master® Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge Year 2?

Master® Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge Year 2 is the bigger version of Master’s All Star Basketball Match.  This will be the ultimate basketball showdown where the best collegiate players, PBA and Gilas players face off for an epic match as they show their oil-free game faces on the court. The game features the teams of two PBA stars and current Master Ambassadors  Chris Tiu and Marc Pingris


How can one avail tickets for the game?

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketnet.  The ticket entitles includes entrance to the Master® Game Face All Star Challenge game at 7 PM. They can also avail tickets by buying Master® products at participating SM Supermarkets nationwide starting May 31, 2014. or simply Just buy 1 Master  100g Facial Wash and 1 Master® Face Cleanser 135ml and you automatically win tickets for the match.


How much do the tickets cost?

Tickets are priced at

Php120 for General Admission
Php240 for Upper Box
Php420 for Lower Box
Php820 for Patron A
 Php930 for Patron B

Available at Ticketnet or call 911-5555. or by simply purchasing selected Master® products.


visit www.MasterPhilippines.com.ph and facebook.com/MasterPhilippines. Follow Master on Twitter and Instagram @MasterGameFace to find out more.

Team Chris & Team Marc complete lineup



Saturday afternoon at Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia,  Master Philippines create an event to witness the fans and basketball fanatic the 2nd Master Game Face All Star Basketball.  This event will showcase the draft of each team and the champion of the 3 on 3 tournament that will take home 100,000 for the champion.




The 3 on 3 Baranggay Championship is a battle between Team Manila and Team Davao. a not so close championship game, the manila uses their height advantage against their opponent! but the team davao not giving up so easily, they give their best to get close the game but in the end the team davao unable to sustain their shooting while team manila continue to dominates the rebound and the under rim basket. final score Team Manila 15 – Team Davao 12.




After the 3 on 3 tournament, Jason Webb call the winners on stage to give the prize to the winner’s, a P100,000 given by Jonathan Cua of Master Philippines to Team Manila consisting of varsity players of arellano university chief headed by their point guard John “The Door” Pinto together with Allen and Maverick.



A minute later Chris Tiu and Marc Pingris join Jason Webb on stage. The crowd were chanting and yelling when the two PBA players arrived. Chris and Marc are here today to announce their drafted player’s that will be joining their team on JUNE 21 at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Team Chris and Team Marc and the starting five per team are members of UAAP schools. Beefing up the line-up are NCAA players and to complete each team with their favorite PBA and Gilas players.

                TEAM CHRIS                  TEAM MARC
Starting Five (UAAP)Chris Tiu (Rain or Shine)
Jeron Teng (DLSU Green Archers)
Chris Newsome (ADMU Blue Eagles)
Mike Tolomia (FEU Tamaraws)
Kevin Ferrer (UST Growling Tigers)(NCAA)
Rome Dela Rosa (San Beda Red Lions)
Mark Cruz (Letran Knights)
Zach Nichols (Arellano Chiefs)
Starting Five (UAAP)Marc Pingris (San Mig Coffee)
Andre Paras (UP Fighting Maroons)
Roi Sumang (UE Red Warriors)
Jericho Cruz (AdU Soaring Falcons)
Jeoffrey Javillonar (NU Bulldogs)(NCAA)
Baser Amer (San Beda Red Lions)
Kevin Racal (Letran Knights)
Josan Nimes (Mapua Cardinals)


Chris and Marc  select 6 reserves ( PBA Players ) each for their team amongst the 12 highest voted players. and this are the chosen player’s from PBA and Gilas Pilipinas.



Team Marc



Team Chris


Team Marc add Jeric Teng, Larry Fonacier and Mark Barroca  and others who is not here like Gary David and the other college player’s . Team Chris adds Jimmy Alapag, Alex Nuyles, Ranidel De Ocampo and Jeff Chan together with the uaap ncaa players.



Team Chris and Team Marc also hype the crowd with their team with a 3 on 3 friendly game match. A teaser on what they will on June 21 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.




PBA: Game 7: Win or go home, BGSM vs SMC

Game 7: our two of the most favorite team in the world of philippine basketball. And it’s happening again, the Manila Clasico once again,
Tonight, February 12, the seventh and final game between the Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel and theSan Mig Coffee Mixers will take place, with the winner advancing to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

Game 7 will be held on Smart Araneta Coliseum at 8pm tonight.

It’s been a back-and-forth battle. It’s been a very emotional couple of weeks. It’s as intense as a rivalry can get. And it all ends tonight.
In line with the upcoming deciding game, we have a couple of questions and storylines we’d like to explore. Like will the Mixers be able to contain Ginebra’s twin towers? Will L. A. Tenorio ever regain his confidence after his Game 5 blunder? And will Mark Pingris’ puso make all the difference? Read on, fellow hoop nuts!


photos credit to fhm philippines


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