The NLEX Road Warriors and the Blackwater Elite will join the Asia League Super 8 Tournament

Press release from Asia League

HONG KONG – Asia League Limited (“Asia League”), the company behind the September The Super 8 in Macau last year, announced it will be holding two pre-season events in Macau in 2018 – Summer Super 8 in the Macau Dome in July and The Terrific 12 in Studio City Event Center in September. Asia League’s events are FIBA recognized.

The Philippines is set to join Asia’s premier club-to-club tournaments and go against other top teams from Chinese Taipei, Japan, China, and South Korea.

The teams will come from the following leagues:

– ASEAN Basketball League
– Philippine Basketball Association (Philippines)
– Super Basketball League (Chinese Taipei)
– B.League (Japan)
– Chinese Basketball Association (China)
– Korean Basketball League (South Korea)

Two teams from the Philippines will join the Summer Super 8 and another two (2) in The Terrific 12.

The Blackwater Elite were the first team from the Philippines to join the field. They will be fielding a line-up that includes top draft picks Mac Belo and Raymar Jose alongside high-scoring wings Allein Maliksi and Mike DiGregorio.

The second team from the Philippines will be the NLEX Road Warriors. They will be bannered by big men Asi Taulava and JR Quinahan. Cyrus Baguio and Alex Mallari will be the key wing players of the team in the tournament.

The Philippine clubs joining the Asia League’s FIBA-recognized Summer Super 8 tournament completes the roster for the long-anticipated tournament. The games will be held on July 17-22 at the Macau East Asian Games Dome, and with the convergence of teams from Asia’s top basketball leagues, the event is expected to bring forth some of the most preeminent competition and game experience to players and audiences alike.

A full list of confirmed teams is as follows:

The full tournament schedule is as follows:

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.

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