MANDALUYONG (Philippines) - The most basketball-mad country in the world will be bouncing again when the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest tips off on Saturday, April 6, 2019!
Among the notable teams tipped to see action include Team Ulaanbaatar of Mongolia, 3x3.EXE. Premier of Japan and the two local squads: Chooks to Go Bataan and Chooks to Go Pasig, which recently won the Chooks to Go 3x3 league.
Team Ulaanbaatar will be very familiar to those who watched the 3x3 World Cup 2018 in the Philippine Arena as they are bringing in the same 4 guys from last year: Delgernyam Davaasambuu, Dulguun Enkhbat, Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan and FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 MVP Dulguun Enkhbat.
The Japanese will also feature 3 of the 4 players who saw action at last year's World Cup and will be reinforced by 28-year-old Serbian Petar Perunovic, who's currently ranked 45th in the world and competed in 3 World Tour events last year.
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The Philippines, meanwhile, will be headlined by Filipino-American Joshua Munzon for Chooks-to-Go Pasig and FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2016 veteran Karl Dehesa.
In a show of force, Chooks-to-Go Pasig are pulling out all the stops as Munzon will be joined by fellow Fil-Americans Taylor Statham and Troy Rike together with Serbian 3x3 star Nikola Pavlovic, who won 3 World Tour Masters with Team Novi Sad in 2017,
The second Philippines team that will compete at the Super Quest, Chooks-to-Go Bataan, will feature university stars Santi Santillan and Alvin Pasaol together with Louisiana native Travis Franklin in addition to Dehesa.
A total of 12 teams will see action at the 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest, which will be held at the SM MEGAMALL Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City, which is part of the sprawling Metro Manila capital. The tournament will begin on April 6 and end the following day, April 7.
The top 2 teams will get a ticket to the first World Tour Masters of the season in Doha, Qatar on April 18-19.