Behind 360-degree dunk, Serrano places second in dunk contest
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 03, 2017 08:36 AM
Photo courtesy of FIBA.
Yet again, Vincent Peeters of Belgium proved to be the biggest thorn on the side of the Philippines in the 2017 FIBA 3X3 Under-18 World Cup.
The six-foot-four Peeters wowed from start to finish on Sunday in the dunk contest of the tournament in Chengdu, China to get the better of Filipino Encho Serrano.
Still, Serrano – who, standing at under six-feet, was the smallest contestant – finishing second and ahead of the likes of China’s six-foot-five Haonan Li and Slovenia’s six-foot-seven Matej Susec remains a big-time accomplishment.
The 17-year-old booked a place alongside Peeters in the finals following an incredible two-handed 360-degree dunk.
Unfortunately, Serrano ran out of gas in the championship round just as the Belgian flew higher.
Earlier in the day, Peeters and Belgium booted the Philippines out of contention in the main tournament.