Now pro league, Filbasket welcomes Tanduay, Malaysian team

Securing its status as a professional league, Filbasket will organize its second tournament from March 15

MANILA, Philippines — Tanduay and Malaysia’s KL Aseel are the banners for the teams set to see action at Filbasket as it returns with its second tournament from March 15.

Filbasket welcomed the addition of KL Aseel and Tanduay after finally gaining professional league status from the Games and Amusements Board on February 22.

KL Aseel, who will be represented by players from the Malaysian national team, has joined Filbasket as a guest team.

“We are so excited to have KL Aseel. I know Malaysia is a proud hoops nation and their guys have game,” Filbasket commissioner Jai Reyes said.

“It will be great to see them take on our talented Filipino players.”

Meanwhile, the historic Tanduay will make his professional return after the Rum Masters left the PBA in 2001.

Other teams that have already committed to the next tiff Filbasket include the San Juan Knights and Nueva Ecija AgriHeroes.

Filbasket staged its inaugural tournament in October 2021 and completed it within a month, with AICC Manila winning the championship beating San Juan in the final.

A grand prize of 1 million pesos awaits the champion. –

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