FOUR other teams get their journeys in the 2019 PBA D-League going on Monday when University of Santo Tomas and Batangas-EAC face off, while SMDC-NU and Chadao-FEU renew their UAAP rivalry at Paco Arena in Manila.
Transferee guard Brent Paraiso and high school star Mark Nonoy will make their debuts for the Growling Tigers, as well as Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi Yo.
Renzo Subido and Marvin Lee leads UST as coach Aldin Ayo makes his coaching debut in the developmental level in the 2 p.m. Aspirants Group duel.
Meanwhile, coach Oliver Bunyi is back in the fold for Batangas-EAC, but now he is serving as the official head coach for the Generals as he switched roles with now-deputy Ariel Sison.
Veterans Cedric de Joya and Earvin Mendoza also make their return as they reinforce the Generals core bannered by JP Maguliano and Renzo Tampoc.
In the 4 p.m. Foundation Group matchup, Bulldogs coach Jamike Jarin will lean on the duo of Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente, with Senegalese big man Issa Gaye manning the paint.
Also set for their debuts are high-flyer Daniel Chatman, as well as former Bullpups Migs Oczon and Robert Minerva.
On the other hand, the Tamaraws are set to unveil their newest man in the middle in Cameroonian center Patrick Tchuente.
He will be a huge help for coach Olsen Racela and the rest of Chadao-FEU as he embarks on a new era with holdovers Ken Tuffin, Wendell Comboy, Barkley Ebona and Hubert Cani.