UP basketball team to play in Iloilo City next month

Posted by watchmen
January 7, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

The University of the Philippines (UP) is scheduled to play in Iloilo City next month when they meet Southwestern University (SWU) as part of the UAAP Goodwill Games, which is set to take place from February 22 to 23. According to organizer Rodolfo Go Villaruz, a venue has yet to be determined.
UP is coming off a third place finish in the 82nd UAAP men’s basketball season, while SWU are the reigning Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. champions.
The UP squad will feature Ricci Rivero, Kobe Paras, Bright Akhuetie, Juan Gomez de Liano and Javi Gomez de Liano. Meanwhile, the SWU roster is expected include MVP awardee Shaquille Imperial and Lamine Thiam.
Last year, UP played two exhibition games in Iloilo City against the Iloilo Private Schools Athletic Association selection with the Quezon City-based side winning both face-offs./ASC, WDJ

Kobe Paras featured for the University of the Philippines last year when the school played the ILOPRISAA selection in Iloilo City. (Don Laczi photo)

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