Letran Knight joining Valientes with special GAB permit
Mac Cardona in action for the San Juan Knights in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.

Letran Knight joining Valientes with special GAB permit

John Bryan Ulanday (The Philippine Star) - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — After signing up veteran gunner Mac Cardona, Zamboanga City has also acquired the services of Letran ace Fran Yu to further beef up its roster for the Mindanao leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup starting on May 30.

Yu, a Finals MVP and Most Improved Player for the Knights in NCAA Season 95, is already in Zamboanga as announced by the Los Valientes on social media a day after Cardona’s arrival.

The two prized additions will shore up a loaded Zamboanga club led by former PBA players Rudy Lingganay, Jaypee Belencion, Jens Knuttel, Gabby Espinas and Larry Rodriguez.

But as a collegiate player, Yu has to secure a special guest license from the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) to be eligible in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, a regional pro league founded last month.

Yu’s application is already under GAB review after getting a blessing from Letran athletic director and NCAA Season 96 president Fr. Vic Calvo to play for the Los Valientes under the tutelage of Ateneo de Zamboanga mentor Tony Pardo.

Meanwhile, the VisMin Super Cup will announce the host city of the Mindanao leg this weekend to begin bubble entry preparations after a successful and safe staging of the Visayas leg in Alcantara, Cebu.

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