Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson and 2021 NBA draft prospect Jalen Green will be taking part in the first virtual Jr. NBA Philippines basketball clinics, the basketball league announced on Monday.

/ 18 May 2021

Jr. NBA, the NBA’s global youth basketball program, will be returning to the Philippines and will be holding series of virtual basketball clinics for boys and girls aged 13 to 17 years old scheduled on May 29 and June 12.

Clarkson and Green will be joining the NBA coaches in conducting basketball drills for the Filipino youth.

Moreover, the Fil-Am ballers will also participate in a live session and discuss the importance of fundamental skills training in their professional careers during the May 29 online event.

On the other hand, a Jr. NBA session designed for girls will be led by WNBA legend Ticha Penicheir on June 12.

“We’re excited to bring together players from across the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League to inspire our young athletes participating in the first-ever Jr. NBA Philippines Clinics Online,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Scott Levy.

“Shifting the Jr. NBA program to a virtual event will allow us to safely engage young boys and girls through basketball while continuing to promote the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle,” he added.

Jr. NBA Phillippines will also launch a social media contest to help identify 10 boys and 10 girls who will participate in the Jr. NBA Asia Pacific Camp Online, a one-day virtual basketball event that features advanced basketball instruction, skills challenges, and interactive sessions with select NBA and WNBA players.

The Jr. NBA Asia Pacific Camp Online will be conducted via a video conferencing platform on July 31 and will feature 120 participants from seven countries across the region.