BACOLOD

NBTC provincial/city qualifiers moved to Feb. 1

BACOLOD. Bacolod Tay Tung High School’s center Henj Demisana (5) outpowered Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias’ forward Rommel Hechanova during the recent NBTC Bacolod leg finals. (Photo by Jerome Galunan Jr.)

THE National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) provincial/city qualifiers, which supposedly scheduled Saturday, January 25, in Sagay City, has been moved to February 1, 2020.

This was confirmed Friday by Benny Lachica, league’s local tournament commissioner, who took over the post from erstwhile league official Steven Seriritan due to work reason.

Scheduled to see action in the provincial finals are Bacolod City leg champions Bacolod Tay Tung High School, San Carlos City leg titlist Tañon College, and Silay-Sagay leg champion MDM College.

The winner of this provincial/city qualifiers will advance to the NBTC Regional Qualifiers sometime in the third week of February in Aklan.

The NBTC is a duly recognized grassroots program by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas which aims to identify, prepare and develop young male student-athletes.

Through this program, it creates learning environment opportunities for players to demonstrate and enhance both individual and team skills; serves as pathway for the players and coaches to move to a higher level of competition, and to develop skills, build character and raise leaders; and finally, promote the values of leadership, commitment to excellence, right attitude and discipline among the young students through sports.

Moreover, NBTC is also envisioned to equip by mentoring coaches, engage by getting the kids to love the sport and inspire them to have a healthy and active lifestyle, establish and develop fundamental skills and build character, and empower and raise future leaders. (JSG)


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