S+A, in its drive to tell the story of the Filipino athlete’s journey to stardom, has partnered anew with the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), the official grassroots program of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). S+A will be airing Philippine high school basketball’s National Championship games tomorrow, Thursday (March 16), 6pm, and the All-Star games on March 17, starting at 2pm.


ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena and NBTC director Eric Altamirano signed the contract last March 1 for the coverage of the tournament, which involves 627 high school teams from 62 cities, with the local champions advancing to the regional qualifiers.


The 16 regional winners advance to the national championships in Manila. This marks another opportunity for S+A, the country’s leading local sports channel on free TV, to give spotlight to young Filipino athletes as they make their journey from promising players to bonafide superstars in the collegiate level.


NBTC, now on its 10th year, discovered the likes of San Beda’s Baser Amer, Far Eastern University’s Roger Pogoy, and De La Salle University’s Jeron Teng, who have all emerged as standouts in the collegiate leagues. Spicing up the NBTC games this year is the inclusion of teams from Canada, Australia, Thailand, and even the United States featuring Fil-foreigners.


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Layunin ng ABS-CBN na ikwento ang buhay ng Pilipinong atleta mula sa simula, at ito ang magaganap sa muling pagbabalabas sa S+A ng National Championship at All-Star games ng National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), ang opisyal na grassroots program ng Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).


I-eere sa S+A ang Finals ng NBTC sa bukas ng Huwebes (March 16), simula 6pm, samantalang sa Marso 17, 2pm naman ipapalabas ang All-Star games. Pinagtibay nina ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena at NBTC director Eric Altamirano ang kanilang pagkakaisa noong Marso 1 sa isang contract signing sa ABS-CBN.


627 na koponan mula sa iba’t-ibang high school at 62 na lungsod ang kabilang sa NBTC na sasalain sa mga qualifier, local, at regional championship hanggat 16 na lang ang matira para magtuos sa national championships.


Sampung taon nang nagdidiskubre ng bagong talent ang NBTC, na pinaglaruan din ng mga tulad nina Baser Amer ng San Beda, Scottie Thompson ng University of Perpetual Help, Roger Pogoy ng Far Eastern University, at Jeron Teng De La Salle University. Para painitin pa lalo ang mga laro sa NBTC ngayong taon, lalaban din ang mga koponan mula sa Canada, Australia, Thailand, at maging United States na kinatatampukan ng mga Fil-foreigners.


Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bumisita lamang sa ABS-CBN sports hub na sports.abs-cbn.com, at sundan ang kanilang mga official social media accounts sa Facebook at Twitter (@ABSCBNSports).



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