THE University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters were picked to represent the Philippines in the 9th Gen. Zhen Cheng Gong Men’s Basketball Tournament from Oct. 21 to 26 at the Nanan City Stadium in Fujian, China.
UC team manager Atty. Baldomero Estenzo told Sun.Star Cebu that they have received the invitation from the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) signed by secretary-general Graham Lim.
The letter was addressed to UC president Atty. Augusto Go and with copies to Estenzo, BAP 7 Regional Director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy and Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr.
“I still can’t confirm if we’re going, since we still need the approval of Atty. Go. Another thing to settle is the funding. But if we will be going, I will try to bring a strong team, not just our current collegiate squad but hopefully I can persuade some of our alumni like June Mar (Fajardo), Brian (Heruela), Dondon (Hontiveros) to join us in this tournament. So that we can have a strong team,” Estenzo said.
Aside from the current PBA players, Estenzo is also eyeing Luigi Bercede and Moncrief Rogado as additions to the current Webmasters rooster.
The tournament is held every two years and is organized by the Nanan City government and the Nanan City Overseas Chinese Sports Association.
Aside from UC, the teams invited are from South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan Club, Taiwan Golden Gate and Fujian squad.