Prolific Cebuano guard Darrell Shane Menina is one of four student-athletes who have been given clearance to compete in the very first professional basketball league in the south, the 2021 Chooks-to-Go VisMin Super Cup.
Menina was able to secure a special guest license from the Games and Amusement Board so that he would retain his college eligibility in spite of his stint with the MJAS Zenith-Talisay City Aquastars in the VisMin Cup.
The other three are Arellano University's Jordan Sta. Ana, Rich Guinitaran, and CJ Pamaran.
"They will not automatically qualify as a professional athlete. They will be permitted to play in a professional league as a guest player for a limited period," said Games and Amusements Board chairman Baham Mitra.
Sta. Ana will be playing for the Roxas Vanguards while Guinitaran and Pamaran will suit up for the Pagadian Explorers. Roxas and Pagadian are competing in the Mindanao leg of this tournament, which tips off on May 20 in Dipolog City. (JNP)