Andre Paras-led AMA Titans all set for 25th season of NCRAA
Andre Paras, who this year signed a contract to play for AMA's D-League team next season, is suiting up for the Titans in the NCRAA.

AMA Computer College parades a roster bannered by D-League players headed by Andre Paras as it competes in the National Capital Region Athletic Association, which opens its 25th season on December 5 at the Astrodome in Pasay City.

The Titans, coached by Mark Herrera, face Philippine Merchant Maritime School at 2 p.m.

Newcomer University of Luzon will be tested right on opening day as it goes up against Asian Institute of Maritime Studies at 12 p.m.

The other new teams in the league are New Era and Pamantasang Lungsod ng Muntinlupa.

The 16 teams are divided into two groups for the eliminations.

AIMS and UL are in Group A with De Ocampo Memorial College, Olivarez College, Philippine School of Business Administration-Quezon City, Saint Francis of Assisi College, Technological Institute of the Philippines and New Era University.

AMA and PMMS are in Group B with De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite, National College of Business and Arts, PATTS College of Aeronautics, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa and University of Makati.

The top four in each group advance to the knockout quarterfinals. 

Former PBA board chairman Buddy Encarnado is the new general manager of the NCRAA, while former Crispa Redmanizer Bai Cristobal is the commissioner.     


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