Filipino teen Camille Nolasco selected for NBA Academy Women’s Basketball Program

Camille Nolasco NBA Academy Women's Basketball
Filipino teen baller Camille Nolasco will be the sole representative of the Philippines to the NBA Academy Women’s Virtual Program. Photo from NBA Academy.

Filipino teen Dianne Camille Nolasco has been selected for the National Basketball Association (NBA) Academy Women’s Virtual Program for top high-school-age hoopers based outside of the United States.

The Jr. NBA Philippines alumna is one of the 50 female players from 22 countries chosen to participate in this year’s NBA Academy eight-week basketball and leadership youth development program.

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The 16-year-old point guard was part of the Asia Pacific Girls squad during the Jr. NBA Global Championship in 2019.

The NBA Academy program aims to help young prospects, between the ages of 14 and 17, develop their skills on and off the court which could assist them in building a future with basketball.

Participants will receive weekly virtual basketball lessons, instructions, and challenges featuring current and former WNBA players, as part of the program’s on-court curriculum. The top-performing athletes will be considered for future in-person basketball development camps and showcases.

Sessions will feature guest speakers and experts from across the NBA and WNBA family, including NBA Academy Women’s Program Global Technical Director and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Azzi.

Since the NBA Academy Women’s Program was launched in 2018, 25 participants have committed to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I schools.

China’s Han Xu became the first NBA Academy Women’s program participant to be drafted into the WNBA when she was selected 14th overall by the New York Liberty in the 2019 WNBA Draft.

NBA Philippines’ short docu-film “Ball In The New Normal” starring Filipino ballers bagged top prizes in this year’s Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Filipino teen Camille Nolasco for being selected for the National Basketball Association (NBA) Academy Women’s Virtual Program for top high-school age hoopers based outside of the United States.

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