PBA revives Campus Tour outreach program
June 18, 2016 2:09 am
MANILA, June 16 — The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is reviving its Campus Tour as part of its outreach program, bringing Barangay Ginebra and Mahindra to the Arellano University in Manila on Friday to start the jaunt.
The Gin Kings and the Enforcers face off in a tune-up match at 1:00 p.m., kicking off a six-leg series with other stops at the Centro Escolar University, Arellano U-Pasig, Lyceum-Manila and Tarlac State University.
A regular preseason event of the league in the past, the PBA Campus Tour brings PBA stars closer to the fans, with each stop providing opportunity for interaction activities.
The Star Hotshots and the Phoenix Fuel Masters clash at the CEU Gym on June 22, the Tropang TNT Texters and the NLEX Road Warriors collide at the Arellano University-Pasig Gym on June 24, the Meralco Bolts and the GlobalPort Batang Pier slug it out at Lyceum-Manila on June 29 while the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Alaska Aces square off in Tarlac State U on July 2.
The venue of the San Miguel Beer-Blackwater tiff on July 1 is yet to be finalized.
For the ball clubs, the series serves as part of their preparation for the PBA Governors Cup set to open on July 15.
The season-ending tournament features regular imports — with a height ceiling of 6-foot-5, except for Mahindra and Blackwater which are allowed a height cap of 6-foot-9 for their reinforcements – plus an optional Asian recruit.
Imports set to strut their stuff in the tourney are Paul Harris (Ginebra), Henry Walker (NLEX), James White (Mahindra), Jason Maxiell (TNT), Eric Dawson (Blackwater), AZ Reid (San Miguel), Marqus Blakely (Star), Allen Durham (Meralco), Dominic Sutton (GlobalPort), Dior Lowhorn (Rain or Shine), LaDontae Henton (Alaska). (PNA)