Four teams, including two visiting ball clubs, will dispute the crown in the five-day tournament presented by Accel.
Davao City’s goodwill team Duterte Agilas and Montaña Pawnshop of businessman Armand Quibud will host the Gen. Santos City’s Pacman Warriors of boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Valencia City Golden Harvest.
“It would be a five-day tournament with two games played every night,” organizer Vic Sai said.
With its excellent showing in the ongoing National Basketball Conference (NBC), Valencia Golden Harvest is considered the team to beat in the tournament.
But Araw ng Dabaw Invitational runner-up Duterte Agilas, Montaña Pawnshop and Pacman indeed will provide formidable challenge to ensure an ultimate hard court battle.
Apart from the Class A, the summer league will also feature competition in Class B with six teams vying for top honors.
The teams include the University of Mindanao, Holy Cross of Davao College, Agro Industrial Foundation College, Buyers Heat, PhilHealth and Goldstar.
Some P35,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs in the two-division tournament.