15 teams joining Jr. PBA tryouts

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014


FIFTEEN teams have confirmed participation in the forthcoming 2014 Coca Cola PBA Youngstars Tournament set April 20 to May 7 at the West Negros University, tournament commissioner Jake Azucena said.

University of St. La Salle-Integrated-A, USLS-B, St. John’s Institute-A, SJI-B, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Trinity Christian School, St. Benilde School, St. Joseph School-La Salle, Bacolod Tay Tung High School, Mansilingan Christian Academy are among the first to sign up.

Bacolod Christian College of Negros, Tangub Christian Academy, Tigers of Ireneo Morales, Stallions of Mike Lim, and defending champion WNU Junior Mustangs complete the cast.

Tryout schedules, which is a must, for those joining the summer tournament will be on April 3, 5 and 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the WNU gym.

“No tryout, no play,” Azucena said.

Teams must consist of 12 players with three members each born in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Deadline for submission of lineup is April 14.

The Bacolod Leg champion together with the champions from Cebu and Iloilo will then advance to the Visayas Regionals in Iloilo City from May 12 to 15.

The regional champion will go to the National Finals against the titlists from Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Mindanao and Metro Manila.

The Northern Luzon leg comprises Pangasinan, Pampanga and Baguio while Southern Luzon will have Laguna, Cavite and Batangas. The Mindanao side consists of Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga.

Supervising the Bacolod leg is Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Negros Occidental chairman Anthony Carlo Agustin. (HGD)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 25, 2014.

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