Manila Times - Manila to host Asian basketball tournament

The 9th Asian University Basketball Championship for Men will be staged in Manila from September 25 to 29, 2012 in cooperation with the Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) and the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP).

The title game of the weeklong tournament will be held at the Trinity University of Asia (TUA) gym along E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City on September 25, 2012.

The last Championship was held in Bintulo, Malaysia in June 2011 where Guangdong University of the People’s Republic of China captured the title and the Philippines’ University of the East (UE) bagged fourth place.

The foreign teams that will take part in the 9th AUBC are Chodang University of Korea, Universiti Teknologi MARA of Malaysia, and an Indonesian squad. From the local side are host TUA, National Students Championship winner Maria College, Cavite Athletic Association of the Philippines titlist De La Salle University- Dasmariñas City, and other two other schools.

AUBF President Shin Dong Pa from Korea will grace the opening ceremony in conjunction with the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines headed by president David Ong and the office of Senator Antonio F. Trillanes 4th. 

Invited to attend the opening ceremonies are Antonio Tiu, the Chef de Mission of the Philippine Contingent to the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russian in July 2013.