SUPER 8: PBA's NLEX, Blackwater, set for Macau invitational

SUPER 8: PBA's NLEX, Blackwater, set for Macau invitational
Blackwater Elite and the NLEX Road Warriors will join six other teams from four other Asian leagues for the Super 8, set on July 17-22 at the Macao East Asian Games Dome.

Two teams from the PBA are set to compete in Asia League's Summer Super 8 tournament in Macau next week.

Blackwater Elite and the NLEX Road Warriors will join six other teams from four other Asian leagues for the Super 8, set on July 17-22 at the Macao East Asian Games Dome.

Aside from the PBA, China's CBA is represented with the Guangzhou Long Lions and the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

Also seeing action in the week-long joust are the ETLAND Elephants and Samsung Thunders from South Korea's KBL.

Japan's B.League is sending the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka while Chinese Taipei is represented via the ABL with the Formosa Dreamers.

Echoing Asia League’s mission to raise the standard of basketball throughout Asia, the Summer Super 8 will also serve as a unique platform to develop local Asian talent.

Two special highlights of the occasion include two FIBA-recognized development and networking activities to be staged in the same venue: the Summer Super 8 Coaches’ Clinic and a FIBA Elite Referees Development Camp.

The programs will offer immense practical technique training by FIBA ex-national team and club championship-winning coaches and FIBA Elite-level referees. 

Summer Super 8 is a new platform for coaches and teams to develop youth talent and strengthen their rosters. Summer Super 8’s primary aim is to establish a regional forum for professionals to congregate and players in Asia Pacific basketball to come together in a centralized location to showcase their skills. 

NLEX is in Group A of the Super 8 with the Flying Tigers, the Elephants, and the Dreamers.

The Road Warriors will kick the tournament off on July 17 against Formosa while the Elite will open against Samsung.

Blackwater will go up against the Thunders, the Long Lions, and Rizing Zephyr in Group B.

 


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