A group of 11-year-old-and-under kids recently visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to play a series of games against selected Malaysian Schools.
Headed by Coach Domeng Unson, known more as Coach D, and Harold Ng, a former Adamson Falcon, the kids experienced actual international competition against boys and girls of different ages and cultures. While the mission of the trip was for the kids to gain confidence and exposure from games played in a totally foreign environment, they also gained new friends and unforgettable memories from abroad.
During the trip, the team joined the First Invitational Mini Tournament of the KL Dragons Basketball Academy, where Coach D’s boys landed as the champion.
The tournament was organized by Filipino Coach Lito Vergara, former mentor of the UP Maroons, who is stationed in Malaysia and is currently the head of the KL Dragons Basketball Academy.
On the final day, a special event was held at the MABA Stadium, home and venue of the Asean Basketball League or ABL.
A few games were played after the short session, where Coach D was invited as the guest coach to share his knowledge to some Malaysians along with the players from the schools the team previously played against.
To cap off the event, a special 3-point shootout contest was held, where Jeff Sy and Shaun Haw won.
The Coach D Elite Camp team members are Sean Garcia, Harold Dee, Jeff Sy, Andrew Choa, Jeremy Tan, Allen Te, William Cheng, Shaun Haw, Heintnier Tan, Julio Ejercito and Baron Coyiuto, and was supported by Gong Cha Philippines, Commodore Maritime Solutions Inc., Unicorn Metal Corporation, AXA Philippines, and Urban Concepts.
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