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Philippines continues rise in FIBA 3X3 rankings as Pasig, Taylor Statham move up as well

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Tiebreaker Times Philippines continues rise in FIBA 3X3 rankings as Pasig, Taylor Statham move up as well 3x3 Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News  Taylor Statham Santi Santillan Ronald Mascarinas Pasig-Grindhouse Kings Pasig Kings Joshua Munzon Alvin Pasaol 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Season

The Philippines continued its rise in the FIBA 3X3 World Rankings after the sensational outings of Pasig Chooks and Balanga Chooks (1Bataan Risers) during the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha.

From number 32 after the Chooks-to-Go 3×3 Asia Pacific Super Quest, the Philippines jumped one spot to number 31 (1,806,820 points) in the Federation Rankings thanks to the country sending two representatives to the level-10 event.

“We are elated with this development but the work is far from over,” said Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 league owner Ronald Mascariñas.

“We will continue to do our part in helping promote 3×3 basketball, develop our players, and join the tournaments sanctioned by FIBA,” added the sports patron.Tiebreaker Times Philippines continues rise in FIBA 3X3 rankings as Pasig, Taylor Statham move up as well 3x3 Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News  Taylor Statham Santi Santillan Ronald Mascarinas Pasig-Grindhouse Kings Pasig Kings Joshua Munzon Alvin Pasaol 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Season

For their fifth-place finish in Doha, Pasig Chooks rose from no. 51 in the world to no. 27 in the team rankings.

Figured in a tough grouping during pool play, Pasig routed home team Katara, 21-14 (8:08), before scoring a massive upset of now-world no. 2 Liman, 19-16.

Pasig though was overwhelmed by eventual-champion Riga Ghetto, who remained as world no. 3, in the quarterfinals, 21-15.

Up next for Pasig is the Kunshan Challenger from May 18 to 19, a qualifier to the Chengdu Masters.Tiebreaker Times Philippines continues rise in FIBA 3X3 rankings as Pasig, Taylor Statham move up as well 3x3 Basketball Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 News  Taylor Statham Santi Santillan Ronald Mascarinas Pasig-Grindhouse Kings Pasig Kings Joshua Munzon Alvin Pasaol 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Season

In the individual rankings, Taylor Statham overtook Joshua Munzon as the top player in the country.

The 6-foot-6 forward (349,080) is now ranked as the 114th best 3×3 player in the world while Munzon (338,520) is at 120.

Bataan’s Alvin Pasaol cracked the top 150 as he is now at 148 with 308,680 points. Leonard Santillan completes the Filipino cast in the top 250 at 221.

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