May 23, 2024

Mark Barroca paving way for next generation in newly launched basketball academy

Mark Barroca paving way for next generation in newly launched basketball academy
PBA

Make no mistake. Magnolia Hotshots veteran guard Mark Barroca is far from stepping off the court anytime soon, but the six-time champion has already initiated a side project that aims to help improve basketball in the country.

The 37-year-old court general recently launched the Mark Barroca Basketball Academy (MBBA) to give back to the basketball community after more than a decade of success in the PBA. The MBBA recently went to Ormoc City for a basketball clinic with young hoopers.

"Thank you so much to all our campers who joined in our camp. You are the reason and the center of this project, without you, we would not have drawn inspiration," the MBBA posted on Instagram.

"Thank you too to all the campers’ parents who never ceased to support their children in playing and loving basketball. We are forever grateful!"

Before the Ormoc camp, Barroca also visited Talisay, Cebu and taught the residents of The Sisters of Mary School-Girlstown.

"Your warm welcome has already made us feel like we belong, and we're looking forward to contributing positively to the already vibrant spirit of this wonderful school."

In a separate basketball clinic in Carmen, Cebu, Barroca focused on the dribbling and agility skills of the participants.

"We fine-tuned their crossovers, improved their shooting skills, and shared the love for the game! Let's lace up and hoop it up together!"

Hats off to Barroca for giving back to the community. Philippine basketball will definitely benefit from this act for years to come.

(GM)