Filipino teenager invited to NBA Academy’s women’s basketball program

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Asia Pacific players including Camille Nolasco. NBA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino teenage Camille Nolasco has been selected for the NBA Academy’s virtual women’s program, making her the only player in the country participating in the league’s youth development project.

The Virtual Program is an eight-week basketball and leadership development program for top high school female players ages 14-17 outside the United States.

Nolasco is part of the 50 Girls franchise from around the world and 10 from Asia Pacific.

For the two months the girls receive NBA education – from basketball to life skills – current and former WNBA players and NBA academy staff will act as mentors.

Participants receive weekly virtual basketball sessions and at the same time compete against their fellow students in challenges.

There will also be sessions focused on leadership development, nutrition, goal setting, personal branding, mental health and wellness, player education, and women’s empowerment.

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