CEBU - Darrell Menina will represent his home province of Cebu when the first leg of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Patriot's Cup, presented by Coca-Cola, begins on Sunday at SM Seaside City here.
The shifty guard, who spent the past year with University of Cebu Webmasters, will be one of the key cogs for Max4-Birada Cebu in the opener of the import-laced conference.
Menina will join forces with former Southwestern University-PHINMA guard Mark Panerio, big man Prince Canete, and Nigerian Rich Managor of University of Southern Philippines Foundation.
Max4-Birada Cebu finished seventh in the inaugural President's Cup, where it leaned on Rey Suerte, Garciano Puerto Jr., Nichole Ubalde, and playing coach Dondon Hontiveros.
They will be one of the two squads from the Queen City of the South which will see action in the first leg of the 3x3 tournament, together with guest team SWU Cebu Cobras made up of Senegalese forward Lamine Thiam, Red Cachuela, Shaquille Imperial, and Dyll Roncal.
The Cebuano squads will have their hands full in the first leg, with President's Cup champion Gold's Gym Pasig and Asia Pacific Super Quest runner-up Wilkins Balanga favored to rule the competition.