NLEX, Blackwater to represent PH in Asia League Super 8
NLEX and Blackwater had short campaigns in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after failing to enter the quarterfinals but that doesn’t mean the two teams will just linger around and wait for the Governors’ Cup.
The two teams are joining the Asia League Super 8 where they will compete against other clubs from China, Chinese-Taipei, Japan, and South Korea.
Xinjiang Flying Tigers, a one-time CBA champion, and Guangzhou Long Lions will represent China while B.League’s Rising Zephyr Fukuoka are the Japanese representatives.
Two-time KBL champions Samsung Thunders and ETLAND Elephants are the Korean teams in the tournament while ABL team Formosa Dreamers will suit up for Chinese-Taipei.
The Asia League Super 8 is a Fiba-recognized tournament with games scheduled from July 17 to 22 at Macao East Asian Games Dome.
Apart from the games, there will also be a coaches’ clinic on July 19 and 20 where ABL champion coach Jimmy Alapag is a speaker.
Alapag will join Xinjiang head coach Brian Goorjian and Thomas Wisman, B.League’s Tochigi Brex head coach.
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