Gilas youth players Prince Mur Alao and Joshua Cajucom will lead the Phenom Championship team to dominate the Spring Invitational in Las Vegas this April.

/ 21 January 2022

Familya DC and AAPBA will host the event from April 1 to 3 where the Phenom and its 20 players will compete.

The country’s flag bearer has been training in Batangas where San Beda standouts Cajucom and Alao were building up.

The 6-foot-2 playmaker Alao is recognized to be the next torchbearer for the San Beda high school program, while Cajucom was a star at Hope Christian High School before joining the Red Cubs.

The team is also pooled with young prospects of San Beda players Vhoriss Marasigan, Edson Serrano, Mowell Morales, Mike Mara, and Joaquin Wagan.

Other members of the team are Jesse Arciaga, Dylan Darbin, Josh Garing, Nygel Gonzales, Isaac Danting, Jethro Reyes, James Nacua, EJ Gollena, Bien Pena, Angelo Vanguardia, Lou Rodriguez, Lance Ronquillo, and Franchesko Capistrano.

Former University of the East Junior Warriors coach Anton Brodett will guide the team, Paolo Romero, Anton Paule, and Joseph Gabriel will be the assistant, and the scouts will be Joseph Guion, Ferdinand Ali Ali, Stephen Sison, and Rey Racuyal.

Further support has been secured from Smart Sports, Cocolife, and Blue Fire LPG Marketing, Inc., DUMPER Davao team manager Ray Alao, I-ON Basketball’s Herbert Garing, and Rise Hoops USA’s Banjo Albano.

Coach Brodett aims to develop the skills and talents of the team to prepare them in their ball journey ahead.

“This is a program that puts the welfare of our players first where we can build their characters and skills so that they will be ready for the next level. No gimmicks, just basketball,” said coach Brodett.