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).
MANILA NORTH (PHI)
Seed: #12 Qualified: Finishing 2nd at the Manila Masters Previous World Tour Final appearances: None
Roster - 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
Notes - 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.
Quotes "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."