New Philippines-hosted 3x3 Super Quest looms large for Munzon, Pasaol
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 19, 2019 10:35 AM
(Photo courtesy of Chooks Pilipinas 3x3)
The Philippines is ready and raring to host yet another FIBA 3X3-endorsed Super Quest.
The new Super Quest, which would be the second one the country would be organizing, is being penciled in for early December.
Last April, the Philippines, with the spearheading of pioneer league Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3, held the first-ever Asia-Pacific Super Quest.
There, the Filipinos got to test their mettle against world powers such as China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia.
That proved to be a boon for the country in its, well, quest for an Olympic berth as it officially entered the 20-team Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Now, closing the calendar will be yet another Super Quest
"Our bodies and minds are tired, but we have to make the ultimate sacrifice for the country," Joshua Munzon, the top-ranked Filipino in the world rankings, said about yet another golden opportunity to make their kababayans proud.
Philippine no. 2 Alvin Pasaol was of the same mind. "Kahit pagod na kami, all worth it ang aming mga sakripisyo," he said.
After all, heading into the new 3x3 Super Quest, Munzon, Pasaol, Santi Santillan, and Troy Rike have been reinvigorated after triumphing in the Jakarta 3X3 Invitational Challenge 2019.
The Filipino representatives went all-out and ultimately won out against the best Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Chinese-Taipei had to offer.
More than that, the quarter also received rewards from 3x3 patron Ronald Mascarinas for their tireless work for the flag. "The past few months have been very stressful because with the uncertainty of whether or not we will make it to the FIBA 3X3 OQT, the players played almost on a daily basis to rack up points for us," the owner of Chooks Pilipinas 3x3 said.
He then contineud, "That is why this reward is not just for them winning the Jakarta tourney, but also for all the sacrifices they have made."