Ateneo to represent PH in 2018 Jones Cup | Inquirer Sports

Ateneo to represent PH in 2018 Jones Cup

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:14 PM July 06, 2018

Photo By Tristan Tamayo/

Ateneo’s offseason just got better.

The defending UAAP champions will represent the Philippines in the 40th William Jones Cup on July 14 at Xinzhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City, Taiwan.


For the past few editions of the Jones Cup, the Philippines sent its national teams but this will the first time in a long while that a collegiate squad will represent the country in the invitational event.

“We wish the Ateneo Blue Eagles good luck in this endeavor, they will be representing our country to the best of their will,” said Sonny Barrios, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Executive Director.


The Blue Eagles won their ninth UAAP title in Season 80 and followed it up with their second Filoil title during the summer break.

Chooks-to-Go, the chief backer of Gilas Pilipinas, will provide monetary support to the Blue Eagles in Taiwan.

“Of course we are elated that our brand will be supporting this team,” said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. President Ronald Mascarinas.

“We will do our best to support the Blue Eagles in this journey because we know that the pressure of joining a tournament like this will bring a lot of pressure to these young men.”

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