Manila, Philippines (April 1, 2014) - - - The Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) will organize the 66th National Students Basketball Championship (NSBC) in November 2014 as a qualifying tournament to the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju City, Korea in July 2015.
Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV, president of BAP, will hope that the qualifying city or province will soon be announced.
This international competition of the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju City from July 3 to 14, 2015
is a synchronized participation by university athletes from different sports to be hosted by one country (like the Olympic Games).
Officially, the BAP is affiliated with the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) who is the sole local university sports organization that is recognized by the Federation Internationale Du Sports Universitaire (FISU) or International University Sports Federation (English version), which is the organizer of the Olympics-style Summer and Winter Universiades and the World University Games.
The Host city might be in Mindanao region come November 2014, said Christian D. Tan, BAP Executive Vice President, arrangement and negotiation is on going in Mindanao Region, hopefully the decision will be made within this month of April, after the Holy Week ends.
The participation of different colleges and universities nationwide will be composed of the following. These are the slots as per regional allocations with a total of 16 teams to be invited later.
Luzon/NCR Region - 4 Teams
Visayas Region - 4 Teams
Mindanao Region - 8 Teams
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