In partnership with Homegrown Basketball Australia, the NBTC Australia Qualifying Tournament launch party was held on September 30, 2022, at the grand ballroom of The Property Investors Alliance.
The National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) is a program that aims to scout, develop, and hone the best Filipino talent, both in the Philippines and in different parts of the world.
Not only does it allow young basketball players to test their skills in the game, but it also gives them an avenue to represent their Filipino heritage, no matter where they are around the world.
The program has helped notable NBTC alum and Houston Rocket’s very own Jalen Green.
With this new initiative, talents will have the chance to be seen up close and personal in different NBTC Qualifying Tournaments set up in the Philippines, the United States and Canada, Italy-Europe, Dubai-United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, and Australia.
Three Qualifying Tournaments would serve as a talent identification platform for any player of Filipino descent 18 years old and below. Select teams and individuals would then have the opportunity to play against the globe’s very best rising hoop stars of Filipino lineage.
Amongst flashing lights, media coverage, and music were basketball players of all shapes and sizes – The event supported and showcased basketball players from all over Australia. Congratulations to Homegrown Basketball Australia for organizing such an incredible platform for our local hoopers.
Photos courtesy of Ariel Monastrial