THE Millennium Basketball League (MBL), one of the country’s longest-running commercial/collegiate tournaments, opens a new season with its first conference next month.
Now on its 17th year, the league will feature top commercial and collegiate teams looking to provide exposure to both young and veteran players while promoting friendship and camaraderie through sports.
MBL chairman Alex Wang is again inviting select commercial and collegiate teams to participate in the two-and-half month long competition and get the chance to join the league's growing list of champions through the years.
“This is another good opportunity for the teams to participate in our tournament and provide a venue to young players who want to hone their God-given skills and even veterans who can still play the game,” said Wang, also the owner-manager of Wang’s Ballclub now seeing action in the PBA D-League..
“As we always love to say, basketball never stops,” added Wang.
Last Dec. 6, FEU-NRMF made history by winning its first-ever MBL title by beating NCAA member Emilio Aguinaldo College in their winner-take-all encounter.
Bannered by Fil-Canadian star and MVP awardee Clay Crellin and imports Bright Akhuetie and Moustapha Arafat and handled by multit-tiled coach Pido Jarencio, FEU-NRMF defeated EAC, 103-83, to capture the title.
Philippine Air Force finished third.
The other teams which saw action in the season-ending second conference were Macway Travel Club, Wang’s Ballclub, Jamfy-Secret Spices and New San Jose Builders-MLQU.
Tournamnet format is single-round elimination with the top two teams advancingto the semis outright.
The No. 3 team will play theNo team and the No. 4 team will meet the No. 5 team in knockout matches to determine the other two semifinalists.
The championship is a winner-take-all encounter.
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