Mighty looks to relive Jones Cup glory
(The Philippine Star) - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Mighty Sports is again representing the country in the annual Jones Cup in Taiwan, hoping to duplicate its title run in the international invitational tournament in 2016.

Charles Tiu calls the shots for the team to be bannered by old Mighty stalwarts Jason Brickman, Jason Gray and Roosevelt Adams.

Former PBA star Joseph Yeo and MPBL MVP Gab Banal, who have had previous stints with the Mighty squad, have also been tapped along with former Ateneo player Aaron Black. 

Mighty Sports owner Alex Wongchuking gave his nod for the Jones Cup participation with Gilas Pilipinas unavailable at this time.

“If it is for the national cause, we’re always ready to help,” said Wongchuking. “While this year’s competition is a lot stronger than in 2016, we are certain we can bring total entertainment to thousands of Filipino workers there.

“Coach Charles will have his hands full this time because some of the best teams in Asia are also taking part to gain more toughness in time for the World Cup,” Wongchuking added.

Tiu considered Tunisia, Japan, Korea and Iran as the teams to beat in the annual event won five times by a Philippine side.

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