Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
FIBA Chooks 3×3 presscon-09345
FIBA Chooks 3×3 presscon-09345

2018 FIBA 3X3 World Cup

Chooks-to-Go looks to extend support to Women’s Basketball, create league for 3×3


The Philippines hosting of the 2018 FIBA 3X3 World Cup was a celebration. But it was also an eye-opener to the Filipino people.

First off, though the Philippines arguably fielded its best-ever team during the tournament, it still ended up with a 2-2 record in Pool D — failing to make the next round.

The tournament showed that 3×3 basketball is a completely different animal compared to its indoor counterpart. That is why Chooks-to-Go, one of the backers of Gilas Pilipinas, is looking to either build a pool of 3×3 specialists or organize a national league for the sport.

“There’s no concrete plan right now but what’s important is SBP president Al Panlilio and ED Sonny Barios are dead serious in forming a full time 3×3 team and organizing a sustainable 3×3 tournament nationwide,” said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas during the Chooks-to-Go-hosted Thanksgiving celebration for Team Pilipinas.

“What we learned from FIBA during the tournament is that yung outright qualification can be done if we organize these tournaments and register it sa FIBA 3×3,” he furthered. “If we can do that, we have a chance to gain outright qualification.”

In addition to this, the tournament also saw the first time Perlas Pilipinas, the Philippine Women’s Basketball National Team, compete on home soil.

Though Perlas 3×3 failed to bag a victory, they were able to showcase that they can be a force to be reckoned with with the right support.

Mascariñas is looking to have a sit down with Perlas team manager Dioceldo Sy to talk about how Chooks-to-Go can support Women’s Basketball.

#ReadMore  Extra Rice Inc. reunites for a cause

“I think very obvious na yung women’s basketball is largely neglected in the country. Lumutang lang yun during the 3×3 tournament na meron pala tayong competitive team,” he shared.

“I think we can do better if there is support for women’s basketball. And yes we’re willing to support the development of women’s basketball.”

Written By


You May Also Like

3x3 Basketball

A celebration. That is what the past month will be for Bounty Agro Ventures Inc., the mother company of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3, as it...

3x3 Basketball

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 has signed two versatile players to beef up its pool for the second half of the 2022 FIBA 3×3 Pro Season....

2021 SEA Games

For their heroic stand during the 11th ASEAN Para Games, Chooks-to-Go treated the members of the Philippine National Wheelchair Basketball Team with a feast...

3x3 Basketball

Aldin Ayo has resigned from his post as head trainer of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3. Ayo admitted it was a difficult decision that he had...

News

Chooks-to-Go extended a helping hand to two-time Olympian and Asia’s former sprint queen Lydia De Vega-Mercado on Wednesday. De Vega-Mercado, 57, is currently in...

3x3 Basketball

Chooks-to-Go’s successful hosting of the 2022 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters last weekend not only brought glory to the company but also to...

3x3 Basketball

Cebu Chooks! will face the toughest of competition when the 2022 Chooks-to-Go FIBA 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters opens on Saturday, May 28 at...

3x3 Basketball

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 has made the decision to turn the 2022 Chooks-to-Go FIBA 3×3 Asia Pacific Super Quest into a one-day event which will...

Advertisement