MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will be represented in the upcoming eight-week basketball and leadership development program for women outside the United States hosted by the NBA Academy.
Camille Nolasco, a former Jr. NBA Philippines alumnus, has been selected to be one of 50 candidates from 22 countries around the world to participate in the NBA Academy Women’s Virtual Program.
The program – which targets high school hoops outside the United States – will include an on-court program like virtual basketball lessons, instruction and challenges from WNBA players and NBA Academy staff. .
Also included are life skills programs where participants will participate in weekly sessions focusing on leadership development, nutrition, mental health, etc.
The NBA Academy Women’s Program has already sent 25 of its alumni to NCAA Division I schools in the United States, building their skills and targeting holistic development.
The program will run from July to August.
The top performing athletes during the duration of the program will be considered for future in-person basketball development camps and academy presentations.
Nolasco is no stranger to NBA youth programming as she was one of four Filipinos who competed in the Jr. NBA Global Championship in 2019.