DLSU, NU lead cast in Kadayawan league

DAVAO. Miguel Solitario of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas-Davao bares during Thursday's (July 18, 2019) Davao Sportswriters Association Forum at The Annex of SM City Davao the four teams from Manila and Cebu that will compete in the upcoming 34th Kadayawan Sports Festival Commercial Invitational Basketball Tournament. (Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan)

THE De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers and National University (NU) Bulldogs will banner the 34th Kadayawan Sports Festival Commercial Invitational Basketball Tournament on August 11 to 14 at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center.

This was bared Thursday, July 18, by Miguel Solitaria, who represented Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP)-Davao operations head Ronel Leuterio, during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at The Annex of SM City Davao.

"Completing the four-team tournament are Cebu-based Cesafi teams Southwestern Visayas University and Western Visayas University. They are arriving on the 10th so we will have the draw lots by then and determine the games schedule to be fair to everyone," he said.

He also said that most teams will parade their UAAP 16-man lineup, adding that each team has an import.

Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD)-CMO sports coordinator Daniel Saguilo said cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Saguilo said, "Less taxes, the champion team will receive P100,000 while the runner-up will get P60,000. The third will claim P40,000 and the fourth placer with P30,000."

The MVP (most valuable player) and best coach will each go home with P5,000.

SBP-Davao referees commissioner lawyer Francis Calatrava, meanwhile, said they hope Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will grace the opening rites.

"We expect SDD-CMO chief (Mikey Aportadera) to join us. SBP regional director Glenn Escandor is more than happy to grace the occasion," he added.

Admission is free.

Live streaming of the opening day games and the championship match also give the cagefest a boost.


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