Gilas cadets to see action in FilOil preseason tilt


Posted at Apr 09 2018 03:30 PM | Updated as of Jan 23 2019 04:18 PM

Gilas Pilipinas cadets, seen in the file photo, will see action in the FilOil preseason tournament. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas cadets will compete in the 2018 FilOil Flying V Premier Cup as a guest team when the preseason tournament opens on April 21 in San Juan.

Players from the "23 under 23" pool will comprise the Gilas Pilipinas cadet squad that will compete in the seniors division of the tournament.

Expected to headline the squad are former De La Salle University players Ricci Rivero and Abu Tratter, as well as former National University (NU) standout J-Jay Alejandro.

They open their campaign against defending UAAP champions Ateneo de Manila University on opening day at 6:30 p.m.

Also on opening day, rebuilding De La Salle University will take on highly touted University of the Philippines at 4:30 p.m.

The preseason tournament opens at 12 noon with a brief ceremony, followed by the first game of the juniors division between UAAP champion Ateneo and NCAA champion La Salle Greenhills.

Teams will play against squads in their own group during the elimination round, and the top four teams in each group will then advance to the quarterfinals.

In the juniors' division, the top two sides will advance to the semifinals.

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