128 local squads to be put to the test by Tibetan team in new 3x3 league

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 06, 2018 03:30 PM
Locals to be put to the test by Tibetans in new 3x3 league
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A guest team from Tibet will be pitting their skills against Philippine squads in the 3x3 Golden League Manila to be held from September 12 to 15.

Tournament commissioner Allan Caidic said the team from Tibet will serve as a guest team after it turned heads when they defied all odds to win the Chengdu leg of the SINA 3x3 Golden League 2018, thereby qualifying for the SINA 3x3 Golden League National Finals in October 2018.

As a guest team, Caidic added that the Tibet squad will not be eligible to win prizes.

Caidic said the victory by the squad of Tibet, roughly 2,000 kilometers away from Beijing, is a shining light of what the 3x3 Golden League Manila seeks to achieve - that is to help develop 3x3 basketball outside of Metro Manila and in the countryside.

“With 128 teams, it provides opportunities for other players to showcase their skills in 3x3 through this tournament. This is their chance to be noticed,” Caidic said.

Caidic is also a firm believer that the Philippines has the potential to do well in 3x3 basketball, with the format being competed in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games and the upcoming 2020 Olympics.

“With this tournament, we can already identify potential talents that we could tap for international competitions,” said Caidic.

Registration is still open for the 3x3 Golden League Manila to be held from September 12 to 14 at the Taft Food by the Court and September 15 at the Vista Mall in Taguig City.

To register, go to the nearest Chris Sports outlets to register or call 09178982489. For details, go to the Facebook page of NBL Philippines.

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