MPBL teams balloon to 20 with addition of Marikina, Pasay and Mandaluyong

ByAllan Lim


Team Mandaluyong. Photo from MPBL Facebook

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) just reached another milestone by doubling up its number of teams just after the inaugural conference.

After Pampanga became the 17th member, Marikina, Pasay and Mandaluyong followed suit to peg the number of competing teams from Luzon to 20.

The expansion teams which have already formalized their entry into the league are Manila, San Juan, Rizal, Laguna, Pasig and Makati.

Marikina and Mandaluyong officially became the 17th and 18th member with Pasay and Pampanga expected to sign the deal anytime soon.

Batangas City ruled the inaugural conference by beating Muntinlupa in the Finals in 4 games.

The other competing teams are Parañaque, Valenzuela, Bulacan, Quezon City, Navotas, Bataan, Imus, and Caloocan.

The much-anticipated 2nd conference is scheduled to kick-off on June 12.

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