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Indonesians to represent Asia Pacific at Jr NBA global championships

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, June 18, 2019   /  08:09 am
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NBA dream: Angelica Candra (left), Vanissa Siregar (center) and Brian Leonard are interviewed by the media during the Jr. NBA’s Asia Pacific qualifier on Sunday. They have been selected to represent Asia Pacific team in the 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando, Florida, in August(Courtesy of PRAXIS/Joses Karsten )

Three Indonesian teenagers, Angelica, Brian and Vanissa, could not hide their smiles after hearing they had been picked for the Asia Pacific basketball team for the upcoming the 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, United States, in August. After showing off their skills and dedication at a two-day training camp at Pelita Harapan University in Karawaci, Tangerang, Banten, from Saturday to Sunday, Jr. NBA head coach Carlos Barroca announced on Sunday the names of 20 teenagers, 10 each for the boys’ and girls’ teams, who will represent the Asia Pacific team at the global championship. The 20 players were selected from 68 teenagers from 10 countries across the region, including Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, who were selected to participate in the two-day training camp. Brian Leonard, a 14-year-old student from Bunda M...