NU, FEU kick off D-League campaign
Kristina Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — SMDC-National University clashes with Chadao-Far Eastern University even as University of Santo Tomas tangles with Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, seeking auspicious starts in the PBA D-League at the Paco Arena in Manila.

The Bulldogs and the Tamaraws meet at 4 p.m. followed by the 2 p.m. curtain-raiser between the Tigers and the Generals as they seek to join opening day winners Cignal-Ateneo and Valencia City, Bukidnon-San Sebastian.

Dave Ildefonso, John Lloyd Clemente, Issa Gaye, Daniel Chatman and former Bullpups Migs Oczon and Robert Minerva banner SMDC-NU in its Foundation Group meet with FEU, which for its part will bank on debuting Cameroonian Patrick Tchuente, Ken Tuffin, Wendell Comboy, Barkley Ebona and Hubert Cani.

In the Aspirants Group action, transferee Brent Paraiso, high school star Mark Nonoy and Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi Yo team up with Renzo Subido and Marvin Lee for the Aldin Ayo-mentored squad.

Cedric de Joya, Earvin Mendoza, JP Maguliano and Renzo Tampoc spearhead Batangas-EAC which will welcome back Oliver Bunyi to the head coaching position, switching places with Ariel Sison who will now serve as deputy.

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