DEFENDING champions Burlingame begin their defence of the Super Commercial Cup, which begins today, with virtually the same team which served them so well last year - plus five new players. Returning for another crack at the title are Americans Wallace Bryant, Boo Harvey, John White, Levy Middlebrooks, Mike Vreeswyk, Terrence Jacobs and Tyrone Pitts. And chief coach Dean Demopoulous, also returns. Making their debut in the territory with Burlingame are Daren Queenan, Poncho Hodges, Sam Williams, Michael Anderson and Rodney Blake. Six-foot five-inch Queenan is probably the best known of the newcomers being the 1988 CBA Rookie of the Year. Williams played for the NBA's Golden State Warriors and professional basketball all over Europe. The newcomers are joined by last year's powerhouse and key player of the team, seven-foot Bryant who played for the Chicago Bulls during the 1983-84 season and had stints for the Mavericks and the Clippers. Burlingame start their defence by taking on the Philippines' Goyu in Group B. Frankwell look to be Burlingame's main threat with five members who will represent Russia at the next Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. The squad also includes 13 players who represented their country at last year's under-22 World Junior Championship. The Russians are led by six-foot nine-inch Igor Kurashov and six-foot eight-inch Andrei Kornev. Competition begins today with Seasonal taking on Shanghai Frankwell followed by Frankwell challenging Seapower at Southorn Stadium.