Alaska Power Camper Joins 9 others in Jr NBA-Alaska Philippine All-Star Basketball Team to Represent Country in International Tilts

The Lay Up by Regille Kent Ilagan, Jr. NBA-Alaska Style

Regille Kent Ilagan surprised everyone when he made it to Jr. NBA-Alaska Philippine All Star Team at his first try. His training at the Alaska Basketball Power Camp and 10 years of playing basketball seem to helped him land a spot. Regille joins Paul Harley Dagunan, Lui Jhullano Besa, Felixberto Jarboneta, Arnie Christian Padilla, Antonio Jeffrey Coronel, Camillus Altamirano, John Ronald Mayor, Patrick Ramirez, and Aljun Jay Melecio in the Jr NBA- Alaska Philippine All- Star Basketball Team. They will be representing the country in international competitions against other Jr NBA teams in China. He is also chosen to become the Alaska Youth Sports Ambassador and will serve as the spokesperson of the sports events of Alaska.

“The other teens in the Top 50 were taller than me and they seem to have more gumption. They all look so confident out there. I, on the other hand, was nervous as it was my first time,” says Regille, who had been playing ball since he was five years old but only had formal training twice including the Power Camp this year. He lists his willingness to learn and passion for the game as two of the qualities that got him into the Jr NBA- Alaska Philippine All- Star Basketball Team.

Regille was actually one of the 10 Alaska Basketball Power Campers who made it to the Jr NBA- Alaska Top 50. He trained with Alaska Aces assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa. The other Alaska Power Campers were Ryen Dizon, Andrei Friedrich Montserrat, Krystoffe Jimenez and Jaime Alfonso Senires and Maurice Rainer Caculitan of Manila; Jon Elmo Olaso of Olongapo; and Nino Dave Carmel A. Paon, Darrel Melina, and Khryss Zyril Alerta of Cebu. Nino Paon got as far as the Top 20.

Alaska Youth Ambassador Regille Kent Ilagan

Handpicked from Jr NBA and Alaska Power Camps from across country, the Top 50 trained for three days under the tutelage of Luc Longley, legendary number 13 in the Chicago Bulls line-up. The 20 best players were then announced at the Mall of Asia Music Hall last May 5. To determine who will be part of the All-Star team, Jr NBA grouped the Top 20 into two and organized a skirmish that day.

Sorsogon Councilor Aldin V. Ayo, who had been coaching for four years now, earned the Coach of the Year title while Aljun Jay Melecio grabbed the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. It was the 13-year-old’s second try as he only made it to the NCR Regional Finals last year.

Alaska Basketball Power Camp is a part of Alaska Milk Corporation’s own advocacy to shape, train, challenge and inspire kids to become champions in their chosen sports. Aside from it, Alaska also spearheads Alaska IronKids and Alaska Football Power Camp.

*This is an official press statement from Alaska Power Camp.


2 Responses to Alaska Power Camper Joins 9 others in Jr NBA-Alaska Philippine All-Star Basketball Team to Represent Country in International Tilts

  1. regille says:

    Thankyou :)))


    • SuPLaDoNG RuNNeR.WRiTeR.HoST. says:

      Thanks for dropping me a line, Regille! How’s your stint at Jr. NBA going? Please keep me posted!


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