Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

3x3 Basketball

Munzon, Pasaol, Rike, Santillan leave Chooks 3×3, enter 2021 PBA Draft

Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike, and Santi Santillan are returning to their 5-on-5 roots.

The four pioneers in Philippine 3×3 basketball have opted not to re-sign with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3, instead announcing their intention to enter the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft, Tuesday evening.

The contracts of the four players end in December.

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 posted a thank you message to the quartet for helping the country go to the 2021 FIBA 3X3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament set next year in Graz, Austria.

2019-Jakarta-3x3-Chooks-def-Indonesia-Champions Munzon, Pasaol, Rike, Santillan leave Chooks 3x3, enter 2021 PBA Draft 3x3 Basketball Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News PBA  - philippine sports news

“Thank you Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike, and Leonard Santillan for making our country proud over the last two years.

“We at Chooks-to-Go won’t hinder you from achieving your dreams. Good luck on your next journey! All of you will always be a Manok ng Bayan!” read the league’s statement.

Chooks-3x3-2nd-leg-Munzon-6215 Munzon, Pasaol, Rike, Santillan leave Chooks 3x3, enter 2021 PBA Draft 3x3 Basketball Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News PBA  - philippine sports news
Two-time champion Munzon — a 25-year-old, 6-foot-2 swingman who completed his D-League residency in 2019 with AMA — rose through the ranks to eventually become the no. 1 3×3 player in the country.

Chooks-to-Go-Pilipinas-3x3-Magiting-Cup-Balanga-def-Pasig-Pasaol Munzon, Pasaol, Rike, Santillan leave Chooks 3x3, enter 2021 PBA Draft 3x3 Basketball Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News PBA  - philippine sports news
Pasaol, who is also 25 and is a burly 6-foot-4 forward, sits at no. 2. The Davao City-native, who played for Petron-Letran in the D-League, is a two-time champion as well.

2019-magiting-cup-balanga-def-pasig-santillan Munzon, Pasaol, Rike, Santillan leave Chooks 3x3, enter 2021 PBA Draft 3x3 Basketball Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News PBA  - philippine sports news
Santillan, 24, is an athletic 6-foot-5 forward who hails from Lapu-Lapu City. The La Salle product, who completed his D-League residency last year with Marinerong Pilipino, is a two-time champion and is the sixth-ranked 3×3 player in the country.

Chooks-3x3-Grand-Finals-Rike-6782 Munzon, Pasaol, Rike, Santillan leave Chooks 3x3, enter 2021 PBA Draft 3x3 Basketball Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News PBA  - philippine sports news
Finally, Rike, 25, stands at 6-foot-8. The fifth-ranked 3×3 player, who also played for AMA last year, is the all-time leader in the money board in the domestic 3×3 league, having won the tournament thrice.

#ReadMore  Kris Porter steps up as NLEX fends off San Miguel in tune-up

Sources have told Tiebreaker Times that the fear of receiving a lifetime ban by the PBA for skipping their second draft was what led to the quartet declaring for it.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Basketball

Taylor Browne feels thrilled to play alongside fellow rookie Ben Adamos in Alaska, years after first meeting each other in the United States. The...

Basketball

David Murrell felt surprised when he was picked as the 20th overall pick in the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft. Firstly, few mock drafts had...

Basketball

Andre Paras admitted being nervous while he waited for his name to be called during the virtual 2021 PBA Rookie Draft last March 14....

News

Athletes and sports personalities who inspired and gave Philippine sports something to cheer about in mankind’s darkest hour will be recognized accordingly in the...

Basketball

Underdog RJ Argamino was not part of the players drafted by Rain or Shine during the 2021 PBA Rookie Draft that was sent to...

Basketball

Meralco further boosted its offense after signing super scorer Alvin Pasaol to a two-year deal, Thursday. The Bolts’ 10th overall pick in the 2021...

Basketball

Twenty-three out of the 61 drafted players in the 2021 Rookie Draft were let go to the Philippine Basketball Association’s free agents list.  NorthPort,...

Basketball

Alaska added a few more pieces for its future by signing two of its 2021 PBA Rookie Draft selections in Ben Adamos and Taylor...

Advertisement