SINGAPORE - For the first time, 15 kids from Singapore will form part of the Junior NBA All-Stars from South-east Asia and get the chance to travel to China to watch a live NBA game next month (October).
The 10 boys and five girls were selected after the inaugural Junior NBA Singapore 2016 National Training Camp which ended on Sunday. The three-day camp, conducted by five-time NBA champion Ron Harper, featured the nation's top 200 boys and girls aged 10 to 14 at the OCBC Arena.
A total of 90 children from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and the Republic will watch a pre-season game between the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena on Oct 9.
On top of meeting NBA players and legends, the participants will also tour the city and receive additional basketball training.
Said NBA Asia's vice-president of global partnerships and events Francesco Suarez: "Our Junior NBA All-Stars will once again embark on an unforgettable journey where they will get to experience a foreign country, take part in advanced basketball training and watch a live NBA game, all while engaging with their counterparts from South-east Asia.
"This gathering creates lifelong memories and friendships for our participants, and we will continue providing even more youth with opportunities like this in the years to come."