Wang’s, MLQU debut in 2011 MBL Open
TWO more teams make their much-awaited debut on Tuesday, March 15, in the 2011 MBL Open basketball championship at the Lyceum Gym in Intramuros, Manila.
Last year’s MBL Invitational runner-up Wang’s Ballclub takes on opening-day winner University of Santo Tomas-Ironcon Builders in the featured match at 8:30 p.m.
CUSA heavyweight Manuel Luis Quezon University will also make its initial appearance as it meets Lyceum of the Philippines-Uratex in the curtain-raiser at 7 p.m.
Handled by coach Pablo Lucas and manager Macky Villarta, Wang’s Balclub will parade former PBA players Biboy Simon (FedEx) and Jonathan Aldave ( Talk N Text), Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas, Romer Diaz, Ryan Regalado, Mario Reyes and American missionary Joshua Manthe of Kansas City.
UST-Ironcon, handled by coach Pido Jarencio and managed by Jimi Lim, will rely on Jeric Teng, Clark Bautista, Jeric Fortuna, Chris Camus, Aljohn Mariano, Paolo Pe and 6-6 Cameroon recruit Karin Abdul.
UST-Ironcon defeated Lyceum-Uratex, 92-69, in the opener last March 8. RADING TORRES