A month before the 2020 FIBA 3X3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has unveiled the team that will compete in the global meet.
Headlining the squad picked by the selection committee chaired by Executive Director Sonny Barrios, with Eric Altamirano, Jong Uichico, Patrick Aquino, and Ronnie Magsanoc, are the country’s top two players Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol.
Reinforcing the squad are Southeast Asian Games gold medalists CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa.
Serving as head trainer for the squad are former FIBA 3X3 World Tour Most Valuable Player Stefan Stojacic and renowned Serbian conditioning coach Darko Krsman.
In the reserve list are fourth and sixth-ranked players in the country Karl Dehesa and Santi Santillan.
“It is an honor for the Philippines to be with the top 20 countries vying for seats at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We ask our countrymen to rally behind our Team in its quest to be part of the Olympiad,” said SBP president Al Panlilio.
The tournament takes place from March 18-22, 2020 in Bengaluru, India.
The Philippines is slotted in Pool C in the OQT, which has three tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at stake. It will be joined by Slovenia, France, Qatar, and the Dominican Republic.
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