Magsanoc bared that he has yet to know what the federation’s approach will be for the 3×3 event to be held at the FilOil Flying V Center, but he said that Chooks players are in strong consideration given their rankings in FIBA 3×3.
“The bolder look signifies strength and our disciplined direction.” – Al Panlilio #GilasPilipinas
“I don’t know yet. Stay tuned, I hope to, and I hope it happens,” – Jordan Clarkson #GilasPilipinas #WorldCup
“We also commend Kai for his commitment to play for Batang Gilas in the World Cup in Greece, and in future international competitions of the men’s national team, Gilas Pilipinas, including the FIBA World Cup here in 2023,” – SBP President Al Panlilio.
Spicing up the event with some hip-hop flair was “Mr. Pinoy Hoops” himself, Mike Swift – a FIBA ambassador for 3×3 basketball. The celebrated rapper was behind the microphone for a handful of matches, urging the crowd to get louder with every highlight-reel play dished out by the competitors.
Three hours before the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament draw ceremony on Tuesday at the House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland, Sonny Barrios, executive director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, will sit down with Predrag Bogosavljev, FIBA sport and competitions director, to discuss various concerns regarding the country’s hosting of one of the forthcoming OQT competitions.