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oca
12-12-2011, 09:01 AM
http://www.philstar.com/SportsArticle.aspx?articleId=757618&publicationSubCategoryId=69&keyword=


" Gamboa bared plans to expand the juniors competition to include champions from other regions to challenge the top teams of the UAAP and NCAA.

A competition similar to the ongoing national collegiate championship would be another boost to the development of school-based basketball programs, said Gamboa.

oca
12-12-2011, 09:18 AM
This is long overdue.

The last national championships we had was when the likes of Borgie Hermida and Eric Salamat were high school seniors... 2005? NCAA champions SSC-R Staglets squared off against the San Beda Red Cubs which the latter won. This was an event organized by the forerunner of the SBP... ano nga ba tawag dun... Basketball Pilipinas?

The recognized NSA then, the disgraced BAP, had its own version which was won by the PCU Baby Dolphins bannered by Allan Mangahas.

Imo, it would be better that the national championships be organized by an entity other than the NSA- SBP. That way the event can be insulated from the politics that is inherent among our NSAs.

The men behind the PCCL have persevered to hold the seniors championship. Though reception to the event has not been encouraging, I think there will be great interest in this Juniors event. Sa tindi ba naman ng recruitment ngayon, to put in one truly competitive event all this talented kids will surely generate interest.

Sana matuloy at maganap na sa school year 2012-2013.