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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Batang PBA 11-Under tourney gets going Wednesday

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THE next generation of PBA stars take the spotlight on Wednesday as the Batang PBA 11-Under tournament gets going at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. 

Players selected from a series of Batang PBA clinics in different areas around the country last summer have been scattered into 10 teams and divided into two groups.

Meralco headlines the cast in Group A with NLEX, Northport, Rain or Shine and Team Stalwarts. 

Group B is composed of San Miguel, Terrafirma, Talk ‘N Text, Phoenix and Team Greats. 

A simple opening ceremony and parade is set at 9 a.m. afterwhich the league will announce the six teams which will plunge into action in the 11 yers-under category.

Another tournament confined to eight and nine-year-old kids will also be held simultenously as well as a halfcourt play for 7-year-old kids. 

Among the second-generation stalwarts to watch are Lucas (Ginebra) and Lewis Tenorio (San Miguel), Raymond Aguilar (Ginebra), Marcel Josiah (Blackwater) and Myles Lassiter (San Miguel), Xavier David Trillo (Meralco), Cameron Richard Wilson (Phoenix) and Robin Marcial (Ginebra).

Barangay Ginebra ruled the 12-Under while Purefoods won the 14-Under Tournaments last year. 

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