TL;DR – NBA IS BACK!
Justise Winslow was in Singapore recently to participate in the Jr. NBA Singapore 2017 National Training Camp where he coached both the boys and girls from across the country striving to be named the 2017 Jr. NBA Singapore All-Stars.
For the uninitiated, Winslow, a 6’7” forward out of Duke University, was selected 10th overall by the Miami Heat in the 2015 NBA Draft. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2016 and averaged 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game in his sophomore season with the Heat. i.e. a pretty impressive basketball player.
The National Training Camp is the culmination of the Jr. NBA Singapore 2017, providing the top 200 boys and girls ages 10 to 14 the opportunity to train with and compete against one another. At the end of the National Training Camp, eight boys and eight girls were named Jr. NBA Singapore All-Stars and will participate in a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later in the year.
We were given an opportunity to chat with Winslow and whilst at it, how could we not ask him one of the biggest NBA questions of recent years? Kobe or LeBron?
Watch the video below for his answer!
Good news for NBA fans as the league tip off starts on 17 Oct 2017. Watch Winslow in action on 18 Oct against the Orlando Magic.
More about Jr. NBA in Singapore
The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. During the 2016-17 season, it has reached more than 18 million youth in 53 countries through its youth participation initiatives.
The Jr. NBA program in Singapore complements the offerings provided by the ActiveSG Basketball Academy to provide high quality programmes, raise the quality of coaching, and create a calendar of leagues and competitions to encourage more people to play and watch basketball.