Ten Youth Players Named Jr. NBA Malaysia All-Stars

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Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth development program promoting healthy and active lifestyles, returned to Malaysia for the sixth consecutive year to teach fundamental skills and core values of the game to over 1,000 participants at the MABA Stadium on April 20-21.   

Former NBA player Bostjan Nachbar helped train athletes and identified five boys and five girls as 2019 Jr. NBA Malaysia All-Stars.

Jr. NBA Malaysia continues to further local basketball development through the Jr. NBA Coaches Academy, a train-the-trainers initiative that has equipped more than 2,000 teachers from over 1,600 schools in 14 cities across Malaysia since 2017.

The event is supported by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA) and Westports Dragons, official partner Gatorade, with Astro as the official broadcast partner of the Jr. NBA in Malaysia. 

Follow the @JrNBAMalaysia on Facebook, @jrnbaasia on Instagram and jrnba.asia for updates and program information, including training resources and tips on staying fit.

 

The following is a complete list of 2019 Jr. NBA Malaysia All-Stars:

 

BOYS ROSTER:

 

Name Age School
Kong Yang Ee 14 Pay Fong High School
Lee Yong Ding 14 SMK Seri Mutiara
Eman Ajmal Bin Jamil 14 SMK Kota Kemuning
Siw Jin Huang 14 SMJK Kwang Hua
Phan Ji Xin 14 Tsu Jin High School/SM Tsu Jin

 

GIRLS ROSTER:

 

Name Age School
Sandra Choe Yan Ting 14 Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School
Khor Ling Jia 13 Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Pahang
Leong Jia Yi 13 Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Pahang
Chong Phui Khee 14 Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Pahang
Sammi Tan 14 Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Pahang

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