Daily News - Manila to host Asian University basketball championship for men on sept. 25 to 29 - Jonas Panerio

THE 9TH ASIAN University Basketball Championship for Men will be staged in Manila on Sept. 25 to 29, 2012 in cooperation with the Asian University Basketball Federation and the Basketball Association of the Philippines.

Last year’s competition was held in Malaysia, wherein Guangdong University of the People’s Republic of China captured the title. The country was represented then by the University of the East Red Warriors, which finished fourth place.

This time around, the country will have hosts Trinity University of Asia (TUA), National Students Championship winner Jose Maria College, Jose Cavite Athletic Association of the Philippines (CAAP) titlist De La Salle University- Dasmariñas City, and two other schools competing in the tournament.

The foreign teams that will take part are Chodang University of Korea, Universiti Teknologi MARA of Malaysia, and an Indonesian squad.

Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) president Shin Dong Pa from Korea will grace the opening ceremony in conjunction with the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) headed by president David Ong and the office of Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV, BAP President and chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports and Competiveness.