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MBL opens new season

  • Written by People's Tonight
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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.
   
For inquiries, call or text Albert Andaya at cell. 0917-7688638.