DLSU, Ateneo grouped together in first-ever UAAP 3x3
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 01, 2018 05:59 PM
UP and DLSU in the Men's and NU and UST in the Women's are tipped to be favorites to become first-ever UAAP 3x3 champions
The fiercest foes in the UAAP have been lumped together for the elimination round of the inaugural 3x3 Tournament in Season 80.
De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University will be jostling for the top two spots in Group A along with Adamson University and University of the East on Sunday at the SM MOA Music Hall in Pasay.
The Green Archers boast of one of the more stacked lineups in the tournament with former Rookies of the Year Andrei Caracut and Aljun Melecio, Justine Baltazar, and Santi Santillan.
Meanwhile, the Blue Eagles will be bannered by QJ Banzon, Rodney Manuel, Gabe Natividad, and Dan Wong.
Over in Group B, the University of the Philippines is poised to lord over with a roster of Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan, Jun Manzo, and Gelo Vito.
Still, Far Eastern University and National University are all set to put up a fight against the Maroons.
University of Sto. Tomas decided against fielding a team in the Men's division.
The top two teams from each group will move on to the semifinals where the top-seed in one group will be pitted against the second-seed in the other.
The winners there will then move on to the Finals where the first-ever 3x3 Men’s champion will be crowned.
While competition will not be count in the general championship, league executive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag expects all member-schools to go all-out for bragging rights. “We’re going back to our roots because even before I played five-on-five basketball, tatluhan lang naman ang laro e. Ice tubig, Coke litro lang ang panalo dati,” he said.
He then continued, “Dito, school pride naman ang paglalabanan.”
Of course, all of the action will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on livestream starting at 9:00 AM.
Here is the full schedule of games:
In the Women’s division, top teams NU and UST have been grouped together in Group B together with FEU and UP.
Just like in the Men’s, the Women’s Group A will consist of Adamson, Ateneo, DLSU, and UE.
Here is the full list of participants:
June Rey Buenaventura. Lenda Douanga. Brendan Espeleta. Jasper Longalong.
QJ Banzon. Rodney Manuel. Gabe Natividad. Dan Wong.
Justine Baltazar. Andrei Caracut. Aljun Melecio. Santi Santillan.
Michael John Casino. Wendell Comboy. Richard Escoto. Kenneth Tuffin.
JP Cauilan. Chammy Diputado. Theo Fores. Anthony Sistoza.
Mark Maloles. Philip Manalang. Alvin Pasaol. Jason Varilla.
Javi Gomez de Liano. Juan Gomez de Liano. Jun Manzo. Gelo Vito.
Jamie Alcoy. April Cabug. Jonalyn Lacson. Nathalia Prado.
Nicole Cancio. Katrina Guytingco. Jhazmine Jason. Johanne Nimes.
Lauryn Del Campo. Angel Figueroa. Marja Jimenez. Vea Malarde.
Claire Castro. Princess Jumuad. Valerie Mamaril. Fatima Quiapo.
Jack Danielle Animam. Afril Bernardino. Ria Nabalan. Annick Tiky.
Christine Cortizano. Joyce Francisco. Princess Pedregosa. Anna Requiron.
Carmela Bascon. Justine Domingo. Christine Isip. Lourdes Ordoveza.
Jhenn Angeles. Angel Anies. Karla Manuel. Maria Sangalang.
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