Homegrown Cup

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The Homegrown Invitational Cup is a collegiate basketball tournament in the Philippines. It aims to determine which is the best "homegrown" collegiate team. Homegrown players are those who came directly from the juniors team of the said school. As a rule, each team must have at least 3 players from its roster who came from their junior ranks.

The league gained TV coverage in 2006 through Studio 23. Fil-Oil and Flying V are the main sponsors of the tournament.

2006 Season[edit]

Participating Teams[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Each team must have at least 3 homegrown players in their roster.
  • Cross over single-round robin format.
  • Top two teams in each group battle in the semifinals.
  • Single game championship.

Elimination Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Qualified for playoffs Eliminated
Team W L
FEU colors.svg FEU Tamaraws 3 2
NU colors.svg JRU Heavy Bombers 3 2
Letran colors.svg Letran Knights 2 3
UST colors.svg UST Growling Tigers 2 3
Ateneo colors.svg Ateneo Blue Eagles 2 3

Group B[edit]

Qualified for playoffs Eliminated
Team W L
La Salle colors.svg DLSU Green Archers 5 0
San Beda colors.svg UE Red Warriors 5 0
San Beda colors.svg San Beda Red Lions 1 4
SSC-R colors.svg San Sebastian Stags 1 4
UP colors.svg UP Fighting Maroons 0 5

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-finals Final
December 13, 2006 - PhilSports Arena
 FEU colors.svg Far Eastern University  64  
 NU colors.svg Jose Rizal University  78  
 
December 17, 2006 - PhilSports Arena
     NU colors.svg Jose Rizal University  67
   La Salle colors.svg De La Salle University - Manila  79
Third place
December 13, 2006 - PhilSports Arena December 17, 2006 - PhilSports Arena
 La Salle colors.svg De La Salle University - Manila  76  FEU colors.svg Far Eastern University  72
 San Beda colors.svg University of the East  67    San Beda colors.svg University of the East  63

Awards[edit]

2006 Champion
De La Salle University - Manila
  • Tournament MVP: Rico Maierhofer (De La Salle University)
  • Mythical Five:
    • Guard: JV Casio (De La Salle University)
    • Guard: James Martinez (University of the East)
    • Forward: Paul Sanga (Far Eastern University)
    • Forward: Rico Maierhofer (De La Salle University)
    • Center: JR Sena (Jose Rizal University)