New league NBL focuses on grassroots talents

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal NBL execs during league launch. Photo from NBL-Philippines FacebookA new amateur basketball league that caters to homegrown talent will have its inaugural season.The National Basketball League will open on August 25 with 12 teams, bearing local players, from Bataan, Bulacan, Camarines Sur, Dasmariñas, Laguna, Marikina, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Parañaque, Quezon City, Rizal, and Taguig.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award NBL will have amateur players aged 18 to 29-years-old who grew up in their respective provinces, cities, or municipality.The games will be played in the different provinces giving the local communities to watch their talents from up close.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’NBL commissioner and former PBA player Nandy Garcia said there is a potential from provincial players as he himself is a testament to that after scouts discovered him in a league in Imus.“My life in basketball has gone full circle being the commissioner of the NBL. I’m looking forward to seeing new potential talents from our member teams,” said Garcia in a press conference on Wednesday at the Dad’s Restaurant – EDSA. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Young South Korean footballers head to Pyongyang Peza offers relief to ecozone firms NBL chairman Celso Mercado said the NBL will not compete with the PBA nor the MPBL but will serve as a supplement league whose players can then jump to the higher levels.“We are focusing on our grassroots development of our teams from provinces, cities, and municipalities. It is our dream that NBL players will be noticed by professional and semi-professional leagues,” said Mercado.The NBL is also planning to organize a women’s commercial league and a youth league that could be finalized in the coming months.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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