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