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San Jose vying in MBL

  • Written by People's Tonight
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BUOYED by its tremendous success in the recent months, New San Jose Builders will participate in  the coming 2016 MBL Open (Second Conference)  basketball chanpionship starting Sept. 3.

Handled by coach Ranier Sison, consultant Jino Manansala  and owner Jerry Acuzar,  NSJBI  is  looking to improve its third-place finish behind champion Macway Travel Club and runner-up Philippine Christian University-LEX.

“We (NSJBI) had a good showing in our first appearance last conference where we finished a fighting third behind established more-teams such as Macway and PCU,” said Sison.

"This time, we’re hoping to do even better and improve our previous performance,” he added.

Playing team manager Jomar Acuzar, on the other hand, said the NSJBI players continue to play even after the last MBL  Open  “to keep themselves in good physical condition and improve their playing skills, both individually and as a team.”

NSJBI will parade an almost intact line- up, led by 6-3 forward Nikko Lao and 6-5 defense specialist Jayson Grimaldo.
   
Joining Lao and Grimaldo are new  recruit Chris Bitoon, a 5-7 high scoring guard from Iloilo;  Darryl Aurelio, Justin Padua and Acuzar.
   
Also in the team are Kevin Sumay, Jon Acuzar, Ivan Cruz, Lucky Palogan, Mark Puspus, RR Telles, Reymark Mallari and Ricky Supanes.
   
The other teams  invited   to take part in the coming MBL Open are Macway Travel (Erick Kirong/Braulio Lim), former MBL  champions  Gerry's Grill-Diliman College (Jerome Ngo/Rensy Bajar), Sea Lions (Jemuel Laron) and Wang's Ballclub (Alex Wang/Pablo Lucas),  Jamfy-Pioneer (Macky Villarta), Urban Cut (Ralph Ripalda)  and  Philippine Air Force (Alvin  Zuniga).
    
For inquiries, call/text Albert Andaya at cell  0917-7688638.