The first United Negros Basketball League (UNBL) Aspirants Basketball Cup kicks off this Saturday, February 4, at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School Covered Courts.
The school-based tournament attracted 15 teams from private and public schools, divided into 2 brackets. The participating schools are St. John’s Institute, Bacolod Tay Tung High School, University of St. La Salle, La Consolacion College Bacolod;
Trinity Christian School, Colegio De San Agustin – Bacolod, University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, St. Rose of Lima School, St. Joseph School – La Salle;
Bacolod City National High School, Domingo Lacson National High School, and Bata National High School, Luisa Medel National High School. Additionally, SJI and BTTHS will be fielding their B teams.
Participants must be Grade 7 to Grade 9 only, born 2007 and later, and must be enrolled in their respective schools.
“The main purpose of this tournament is to provide an avenue for all Bacolod teams to directly compete in a single tournament. This is in line with the UNBL’s advocacy on grassroots development wherein it seeks to promote the continuous exposure of student athletes in the sport of basketball,” said UNBL president Jun Ballesteros.
The tournament is a follow up to the Chairman’s Cup 17 under and 21 under tournament held last August 2022 and the Open Tournament last December 2022.*