ESPOIR Basketball Club have been placed in Group A along with league champions Patriots and IPRC-South in the upcoming preseason tournament – slated for November 9-18.
The Nyamirambo-based side and Henry Mwinuke’s Patriots will be meeting for a second time in two weeks after the latter overcame Espoir 86-84 to lift the inaugural Legacy Basketball Tournament’s title at Amahoro Indoor Stadium on October 28.
In the meantime, holders Rwanda Energy Group (REG) have been drawn in Group B against former champions APR, United Generation Basketball (UGB) and IPRC- Kigali.
While seven teams have registered for the season’s curtain-raiser, only four have confirmed their participation in women’s fray and will all face each other in a round-robin format.
The four female teams include; holders IPRC- South, APR, The Hoops Rwanda, and Ubumwe.
REG won the men’s title last year after beating IPRC- Kigali 76-71 in the final.