It took only a little time for TITAN Summer Jam to establish itself as a staple in the country’s summer hoops culture when it was first introduced eight years ago - a platform to showcase the game’s next generation, and a haven where the spirit of the game can truly thrive.
Last weekend, the annual hoops spectacle finally returned after the game was put on pause two years ago. In typical fashion, this year’s Summer Jam delivered intense action, further proving to be a springboard for local talents to show off their love of the game.
Highlighted by a Boys’ 14-U and for the first time, a Women’s Open Division, the two-day tournament followed a single round-robin format that featured ten teams in each Division, with the top two teams of each bracket advancing to the knockout playoffs.
After an impressive run in the first-ever TITAN Women’s Basketball Invitational, Deer Valley TITAN Camille Nolasco returned to play for Kymbos and competed alongside and against some of the best female hoopers such as former National Team players Bea Daez and A-Team star Ria Palmera-Dy, the vet who led her squad to a clean record all the way to the finals against the Mixers and later on took home the MVP plum. The Women’s Open Division also featured Lady Thunders, Stella, Monarchy, TDT, Girls Got Game, Magic, and Fireworks.