Twelve teams laden with some fresh talents on the hard court collide for the chance to earn the title in this year’s Col. Emilio Escandor Cup 15 and under Inter Public High School Basketball Tournament at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras Gym) starting on August 12 at 8 AM.
According to Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) Regional Chief of Operations Ronel Leuterio last Friday, the games are set to be held every weekend with a double round robin elimination format.
The public high school squads that are set to see action in this league, which is geared towards the discovery and development of young, local basketball talents are: Davao City National High School, Daniel R. Aguinaldo NHS, Bernardo Carpio NHS, Crossing Bayabas National High School, Duterte NHS, Cabantian NHS, Jesus Dakudao NHS, Bustamante NHS, Soriano NHS, E Nograles NHS, Pablo Lorenzo NHS and Catalunan Pequeno National High School.
Leuterio added that no less than special Presidential Adviser for Sports Glen Escandor will grace the opening of the tournament that will begin with a parade of the participating teams and their respective muses.
Meanwhile cash prizes, trophies and medals will be up for grabs for the champion team, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up of this event sanctioned by the SBP including the mythical 5 and the MVP. (Leonard Paul Palo)