Fourteen teams will see action in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup which starts on July 25 at Paco Arena in Manila.
Teams will be divided into two groups and play a single eliminations round. The top four teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals with the top two seeds enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage.
Winners of the quarterfinals will advance to the cross-over semifinals a play a best-of-three series.
The last two teams standing will dispute the championship also in a best-of-three affairs.
Bracketed in Group A are Aspirants' Cup runner-up Centro Escolar University, Marinerong Pilipino, AMA Online Education and debuting teams Asia's Lashes, Hazchem Inc., iWalk, and NailTalk-St. Dominic Savio.
In Group B are BST Basilan-St. Clare, school-based teams Technological Institute of the Philippines and McDavid-De La Salle Araneta, and newcomers Alberei Kings, Black Mamba Energy Drink, Hyperwash Vipers, and Italianos Shoes.