The young basketball talents included 14-year- old Sun Chun Kit, who was named Most Valuable Player at Jr. NBA Malaysia 2016; 15-year- olds Adrie Adlan and Connor Clyde Chua from Jr.NBA Malaysia 2014 Alumni; and 16-year- old Maegan Mahadevan, winner of Most Valuable Player of Jr. NBA Malaysia 2014.
Saw Chooi Lee, Managing Director of Dutch Lady Malaysia said during the announcement that Dutch Lady Malaysia would like to play its part in supporting young local sports talents by helping to nourish and groom them into national athletes.
“At Dutch Lady Malaysia, we believe that every child’s growth and development is heavily influenced by both nutrition and daily exercise. That is why we advocate that every young Malaysian drinks two glasses of milk and spends at least an hour on outdoor activities every day through our Drink.Move.Be Strong campaign.
Under the campaign, we have been reaching out to school children to help them cultivate an active and healthy lifestyle with nutritional talks and exercise programmes.
Additionally, we have returned annually to support Jr. NBA, a youth basketball programme since we first presented it in the country in 2014,”
The KL Dragons Basketball Academy is conducted by the coaching staff of the Malaysian professional basketball team, the KL Dragons, which is known for their elite players and performance in the regional ASEAN Basketball League.
The Academy’s vision is to create and develop a youth basketball programme nationwide with hopes of spreading the love of the game to Malaysians.
Under the guidance of the Academy’s professional coaching staff, the 10 young talents will undergo an intensive 3-day training camp during the year-end school holidays before they play in selected tournaments.
For more information of Drink.Move.Be Strong, go to dutchladymalaysia.com.my.