United Basketball League opens June 17

THE United Basketball League (UBL)-Davao will kick off on June 17 at the Margarita village gym.

Tournament director Rael Diaz, also head coach of the Davao Jones Academy (DJA) Maroon Falcons, told SunStar Davao that the champion and runner-up will qualify for the UBL Davao Regional Finals set in October this year.

"The annual event also serves as a grassroots developmental program to provide another avenue for our players to develop their skills and prepare them for upcoming bigger events," Diaz said, adding that the registration is already open.

The league will cater to a maximum of 12 teams per division including the mini (born 2005), cadet (born 2002) and junior (born 1999).

Diaz also said that the limited slots will be a first-come, first-serve basis.

The champion will receive trophies and medals.

A coaches meeting is slated June 2 at Mcdonalds Buhangin.

For more information, contact Diaz at mobile numbers (0921) 390-3659.