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Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol shoo-ins for Philippine 3×3 OQT team



Tiebreaker Times Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol shoo-ins for Philippine 3x3 OQT team 3x3 Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News  Joshua Munzon Eric Altamirano Alvin Pasaol 2020 FIBA 3X3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Season

Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol are the most likely shoo-ins for the Philippine Men’s National 3×3 Basketball Team that will compete in the 2020 FIBA 3X3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament this March in Delhi, India.

The pair are currently the top two 3×3 players in the country. Munzon has the most ranking points with 475,860, while Pasaol has racked up 420,940.

With this and the experience of the two in the global stage, Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 league commissioner and program director Eric Altamirano disclosed that the two are the best qualified to spearhead the team in the global meet.

“Obviously, we need to have the top ten players in the country, especially the top two. Joshua and Alvin are most likely going to be part of the team,” disclosed Altamirano during the thanksgiving celebration of the country’s inclusion to the OQT, Saturday.

Other players in the top 10 are Santi Santillan, Karl Dehesa, Troy Rike, Dylan Ababou, Chris De Chavez, Franky Johnson, Roosevelt Adams, and Leo De Vera.

Chooks-to-Go and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas are seeking clarification from FIBA regarding its rule for the inclusion of the top 50 players or players that have the minimum number of ranking points. In addition, Altamirano will ask whether the players can still rack up points from November to February.

“From there, we need to clarify the rules regarding who can be the rest of the team,” said Altamirano.

“As soon as we clarify the rule in terms of the composition of the team, we are not discounting the possibility of getting players outside of our league, including the PBA.”

Currently, the top 50 players in the country all play in Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3.

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