The AUBF-FESSAP Invitational Basketball Tournament will start on January 26, 2011 at Lyceum College in Manila.
This was organized by the Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) and the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) in cooperation with the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) to handle the technical aspect of the tournament.
AUBF President Shin Dong Pa of Korea approved the participation of the Vietnam men team to play with our local collegiate teams invited by FESSAP President David Ong and FESSAP Executive Vice President Prof. Robert Milton Calo.
Four school men teams to participate in a one round elimination are Vietnam, Lyceum College, Rizal Technological University (RTU) and Asian Institute of Maritime School (AIMS).
Opening games to be played at Lyceum Gym start at 9:30 in the morning with AIMS plays against RTU coached by Coach Ruel Acot, followed by Lyceum of Coach Boni Tan tangle with visiting foreign team from Vietnam handled by a Filipino Coach Federico Samson at 11:00 a.m.
Simple ceremony with FESSAP President David Ong will toss the ceremonial game and will be assisted by Mr. Park Hyun Mo, representative of Mr. Shin Dong Pa. This tournament is supported by FESSAP in partners with Star Paper Corporation,
Healthy Options, Molten and Dragon Seeds Agricultural Corporation,
This tournament is in preparation to participate in the upcoming 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China in August 2011 organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) which FESSAP is affiliated.
Vietnam delegation is headed by Miss Nga Do Thi Nguyet of Ho Chi Minh Basketball Federation, assistant Nguyen Van Tho, Coaching staffs Ly Vinh Khang, NguyenThien Son, Nguyen Thi Hurong, Cao Thi Thanh Thuy, FIBA Commissioner Nguyen Ngoc Tuan. The following players are Du Quoc Tai, Le Nguyen Khoi, Vu Tieu Bang, Trieu Han Minh, Nguyen Huynh Hai, Ngo Tuan Trung, Duong Vi Han, Jimmy Austria Herrera, and Charles Robinet.
Final is set on January 29, 2011 for a winner take all encounter for the top two teams after the elimination round.