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PSO shortlists 30 Basketball Elite campers

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Following the 2-day tryouts on May 27 to 28, the Provincial Sports Office has shortlisted the top 30 U-16 (Born 2008) players who will be participating in the Abanse Negrense Basketball Elite Camp on June 5 – 6 at the Montalbo Covered Court. The training program is in collaboration with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Inc. (SBP).

The top 30 male players were assessed through a Draft Combine Stats Evaluation, including height and weight measurements, wingspan, standing reach test, strength and agility assessment (e.g. lane agility test), standing vertical leap, 2-step jump test, 20-m sprint, and field goals accuracy percentage, including 2-point and 3-point shooting percentages.

The qualified players came from various schools in the province, including Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS), Trinity Christian School (TCS), Colegio de San Agustin – Bacolod (CSA-B), University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos (UNO-R), St. John’s Institute (SJI), Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias (CSAV), Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School (La Carlota City), Murcia National High School, Luis Hervias National High School, and Bacolod City National High School. For the girls, they were from Luisa Medel National High School, UNO-R, Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School (La Carlota City), the Municipality of Murcia, and the City of Silay.

According to Provincial Sports Coordinator and SBP Provincial Director Anthony Carlo Agustin, the elite training camp will be spearheaded by San Beda University Red Lions Basketball Team Consultant, SBP’s Grassroots and Talent Identification Program Head and PBA Coach Norman Black, and Ateneo Women’s Basketball Team Coach Bacon Austria. 

Apart from the U-16 combined training and scrimmages, the Basketball Elite Camp will also feature a U-12 Kids’ Clinic for 60 campers (boys and girls) scheduled on June 6 at 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Montalbo Covered Court. Basketball coaches are also invited to join the Coaches’ Seminar scheduled on the same day and venue from 2-5 p.m.

The upcoming basketball training camp is one of the initiatives under the Abanse Negrense Sports Programs led by Governor Bong Lacson which aims to continuously promote grassroots sports development in the province.

According to the press release, the confirmation of participation for the U-12 campers is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those with questions or inquiries may contact the Provincial Sports Office Secretariat – Ferdinand Dizon at 0976 452 3923 or send an email through provincialsportsoffice.negocc22@gmail.com.*

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