FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final - Team Preview: Manila North (PHI)

7 Oct 2015

ABU DHABI (2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final) - The 2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final will be staged in Abu Dhabi on 15-16 October 2015 and we look at the 12 participating teams. We continue our preview with Manila North (PHI).


Seed: #12
Qualified: Finishing 2nd at the Manila Masters
Previous World Tour Final appearances: None

- Calvin 'The Beast' Abueva (PHI): 27 years old; 1.91m; World Rank: 156
- Karl Dehesa (PHI): 28 years old; 1.91m; World Rank: 166
- Troy Rosario (PHI): 23 years old; 2.00m; World Rank: 117
- Vic 'Muscle Man' Manuel (PHI): 28 years old, 1.96m; World Rank: 152

- Beat the 2013 FIBA 3x3 World Tour winners Ljubljana in the pool phase of the Manila Masters.
- Abueva led the Philippines to the final of the 2015 FIBA Asian Championship on 3 October 2015.
- Dehesa plays professionally for the Mahindra Enforcers, whose player-head coach is boxing legend Manny Pacquaio.

"Going to Abu Dhabi is a big deal for us because we know there is a strong Filipino community out there who does not often get a chance to see us."