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Santillan follows Pasaol, postpones PBA draft plans for Chooks 3x3

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Santi Santillan withdraws his name from this year's PBA rookie class to remain with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3

STAYING IN 3X3. Santi Santillan joins Alvin Pasaol in pursuing the country's 3x3 basketball Olympic bid. Photo from release

Pasaol laments SEAG 3x3 snub, shifts focus to Olympic bid

Sep 27, 2019 - 8:22 PM

An all-PBA Gilas Pilipinas team hopes to clinch the inaugural 3x3 basketball SEA Games gold despite the non-inclusion of top-ranked players like Alvin Pasaol

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Alvin Pasaol forgoes PBA Draft to chase PH 3x3 Olympic dream

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:03 PM

A potential PBA first-round draft pick, Alvin Pasaol opts to focus on the Philippines’ bid to qualify in Olympic 3x3 basketball

DRIVEN. Alvin Pasaol (right) thinks the Philippines has a strong shot at earning a 3x3 Olympic qualifier slot. Photo release

UAAP: 3x3 basketball gains medal sport status

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:59 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and NU Lady Bulldogs look to add to the school medal haul by defending their UAAP 3x3 titles

TITLE DEFENSE. Thirdy Ravena leads Ateneo past UST in the UAAP Season 81 3x3 men's basketball Final. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas girl Fajardo relishes victory over China in FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:00 PM

'Having to play China for the third time, what were the odds to win against them?' recalls FIBA 3x3 U18 bronze medalist Ella Fajardo

PROMISING TALENT. New Jersey-based Filipina Ella Fajardo contributes to the Philippines' bronze medal finish in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Under-18 Women's Asia Cup in Malaysia. Photo from FIBA

Future bright for Gilas Girls after bronze finish in FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia

Aug 26, 2019 - 3:35 PM

In order to achieve the feat, the Philippines takes down no less than top seed China

PODIUM FINISH. Gilas Pilipinas Girls will not go home empty-handed from the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup. Photo from FIBA


Chooks 3x3 final leg vaults PH to Olympic cutoff

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:43 PM

The country rises to No. 24 in the world rankings, fortifying its bid to at least earn an invite to the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

GETTING CLOSER. The Philippines just needs to maintain its ranking to clinch a spot in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Franky Johnson sinks million-peso shot in cardiac Chooks 3x3 finals

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Basilan outlasts Balanga in a thrilling finale to bag the 3x3 crown and the P1 million prize

THRILL. Basilan celebrates as Franky Johnson (center) hits the game-winner. Photo release

Wilkins-Balanga Pure crowned new 3x3 champs

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Alvin Pasaol and Balanga flourish in the final round against the Pasig Kings with the return of key cog Santi Santillan

CHAMPS. Alvin Pasaol and Balanga conquer the fourth leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


PH 3x3 teams gear up for Haining Challenger

Jun 28, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Two Philippine squads vie for a podium finish – and rack up FIBA 3x3 points – in China

BACK FOR MORE. Alvin Pasaol and Travis Franklin look to power Balanga to another solid run. Photo release

NCAA MVP Prince Eze vows to study 3x3 game after winless debut

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:44 PM

The Nigerian big man fails to be the dominant force he was in the NCAA as his Thunder Pateros struggle in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3

NEW PLAYING GROUND. Prince Eze resurfaces in the 3x3 scene. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


World no. 15 Delhi drops Basilan in thrilling 3x3 leg final

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Top Philippine bet Basilan bows to the Indian squad by just a point in the title match

CLUTCH. Delhi celebrates after world No. 62 Kiran Shastri (right) knocks in the game winner. Photo release

NCAA stalwarts Ola, Eze all set for 3x3 debut

Jun 22, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Teams reload as the second leg of the 3x3 Patriot's Cup gets going

BIG BOOST. San Beda’s Ola Adeogun and Perpetual’s Prince Eze hope to bring their winning form in 3x3 action. Photo release

Pasig rules 1st leg of 2019 Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Taylor Statham powers Pasig past Phenom-Basilan Steel, who had a dream start to the tournament

TOP TEAM. Pasig remains to be the country's top 3x3 basketball team as it edges out Phenom-Basilan Steel in the Final of the 2019 Patriot's Cup 1st leg. Photo from release

Foreign players to intensify Chooks 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Two foreign guest teams will be competing the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Patriot's Cup

INTENSE COMPETITION. World No. 14 VetHealth-Delhi 3BL will be one of two foreign guest teams for the Patriot's Cup. Photo from release

World No. 1 China ends Gilas girls’ magic run in U18 World Cup

Jun 07, 2019 - 3:29 PM

China's firepower prove too strong for the Philippine 3x3 girls team

Clutch Gilas girls crash World Cup quarters, face China next

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:19 PM

After absorbing a record loss, the Gilas girls bounce back big to march on to the World Cup quarterfinals

STUNNER. Karl Ann Pingol and the Gilas girls vie to pull off another upset in the knockout round. Photo from FIBA

Chooks 3x3 fields country's best for Moscow Challenger

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:05 PM

World No. 24 Pasig aims to bounce back from its winless 2019 Kunshan Challenger campaign

BEST IN PH. Chooks-to-Go is fielding a strong lineup for the upcoming World Cup. Photo from release

Gilas 3x3 head Magsanoc defends tapping high schoolers for Asia Cup

May 31, 2019 - 8:42 PM

The Philippines slips to No. 33 in the men's 3x3 ranking, putting in peril its bid to crack the Top 24 for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers

Australia boots out Gilas women from FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup

May 26, 2019 - 2:14 PM

The Philippines ends its campaign as the women’s team bows to the Aussies in the quarterfinals

Gilas women poised to reach FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup quarterfinals

May 24, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Philippines absorbs its first loss of the tournament at the hands of Japan before venting its frustrations on Sri Lanka in the pool round

NOT THE END. The Gilas Pilipinas women's team are in a good position to avoid elimination. Photo from FIBA


Gilas bows out as Perlas sweeps FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup qualifiers

May 23, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas falls short despite stringing up two wins as Perlas advances to the main draw with a 3-0 slate

Photo from FIBA

Gilas flunks as Perlas sets record-setting debut in 3x3 Asia Cup

May 22, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Gilas absorbs a huge blow with the injury of Ricci Rivero while Perlas sets the record for the largest margin of victory

HARD LUCK. Gilas Pilipinas vies for a breakthrough win even minus injured star Ricci Rivero. File photo from FIBA

Pasig Chooks eliminated early in Kunshan Challengers 2019

May 19, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The Philippine squad suffers back-to-back losses to Russian club Sosnovy Bor and Serbian team Liman

BOUNCE BACK. Joshua Munzon and Pasig Chooks can still come back from the early exit in other 3x3 tournaments. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


FIBA 3x3: Pasig, Liman set to cross paths anew

May 17, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pasig fields an all-Filipino lineup in the FIBA 3x3 Kunshan Challenger as injuries sideline the team's imports

DUTY CALLS. Troy Rike (left) returns to action for the Pasig Chooks 3x3 squad. Photo release

PH climbs in FIBA 3X3 world rankings

Apr 21, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The country seeks to end up inside the top 24 by November to qualify for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

BALLIN'.Taylor Statham becomes the country's best 3X3 player. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Pasig, Balanga bow out of 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour

Apr 20, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The title hopes of two Philippine 3x3 club teams come to an end in the quarterfinals

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Joshua Munzon and Pasig Chooks put up a gallant stand in the 3x3 world stage.

Pro Pinoy dunker David Carlos ready to soar in Doha

Apr 19, 2019 - 4:42 PM

'Hopefully, ma-inspire ko yung mga bata na there are other avenues to make your mark sa basketball,' says the 5-foot-9 Filipino dunk king

HIGH FLYER. David Carlos shoots for another slamdunk crown in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters. Photo release

WATCH: Pasig Chooks stuns world No. 1 Liman in 3x3 World Tour

Apr 19, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Two Philippine club teams complete a sweep of the preliminaries of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

PILLAR. Fil-Am star Taylor Statham (left) fuels Pasig Chooks’ strong start to the tournament. Photo release

Balanga Chooks shocks world No. 3 Latvia in 3x3 World Tour return

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Travis Franklin comes through the clutch as the Philippine club team gets its campaign off to a rousing start

STUNNER. Alvin Pasaol and Travis Franklin celebrate Balanga Chooks’ upset win right in the opener. Photo release

Chooks 3x3 gunning for upsets in World Tour return

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:06 PM

The Philippines returns to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters after 4 years with two teams vying to pull off shockers in Doha

Bataan books 3x3 World Tour berth despite Super Quest blunder

Apr 07, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Just a point away from victory, Bataan suffers from a late-game meltdown as Tokyo captures the 3x3 crown

SO CLOSE. Alvin Pasaol (right) and the Bataan Risers absorb a heartbreaking loss to Tokyo Dime in the finals. Photo release

PH teams Pasig, Bataan clinch Chooks 3x3 Super Quest playoffs

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Pasig Grindhouse and Bataan finish in the top 2 of their respective groups to advance to the next round of 3x3 basketball action

SENSATIONAL. Fil-Am forward Taylor Statham drops 10 points to lift Pasig Grindhouse to the playoff round. Photo release

2 PH teams vie for 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest crown

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings and 1Bataan Risers mix it up with top 3x3 Asian basketball club teams

ALL SET. Alvin Pasaol’s 1Bataan Risers and Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings believe they’re ready to lead the Philippines’ 3x3 campaign. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Powerhouses Mongolia, China join PH in 1st Chooks 3X3 Super Quest

Apr 02, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The inaugural Chooks-to-Go 3X3 Asia-Pacific Super Quest will kick off on Saturday, April 6

INTERNATIONAL. Joshua Munzon takes his talents against international powerhouses. Photo from release.

Munzon raring for international play in Chooks 3X3 Super Quest

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Filipino-American guard Joshua Munzon will represent the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific Super Quest, where top 3X3 countries Mongolia and China will also see action

BIG DREAMS. Joshua Munzon says the ultimate goal for the Philippines is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Pasig routs rival Bataan to bag 3x3 crown, P1 million prize

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Joshua Munzon powers Pasig Grindhouse to the inaugural crown of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 basketball tournament

TOP RANKED. Pasig stalwart Joshua Munzon cops the tournament’s best player plum. Photo release

Taylor Statham wills Pasig to FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:46 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings earn the right to represent the Philippines in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings slip past Mac Cardona’s San Juan Knights in a grueling semis encounter. Photo release

Pasig, Bataan tinker squads for P1M, 3x3 World Tour spots

Mar 30, 2019 - 6:21 PM

League-leading Pasig targets a top 3 finish in the final leg to bag the P1 million prize and book a ticket to the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour

SIDELINED. Former PBA player Dylan Ababou will watch Pasig Grindhouse from the sidelines as he nurses a right calf injury prior to the Chooks 3x3 grand finals. Photo release

Joshua Munzon hailed as PH's top 3x3 player

Mar 18, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The 6-foot-4 swingman beats Pasig-Grindhouse Kings teammates Taylor Statham and Troy Rike for the top spot

TOP PLAYER. Joshua Munzon (center) is the king of 3x3 basketball in the Philippines. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


UAAP plans to make 3x3 a regular event

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:32 PM

'Season 81 3x3 did not lack in star power. The UAAP is definitely looking at making 3x3 a regular event,' says the league's executive director Rebo Saguisag

STAR-STUDDED. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena makes solid impact in the UAAP 3x3 competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pasig downs new finals foe Pasay, reclaims Chooks 3x3 crown

Mar 09, 2019 - 7:06 PM

An undermanned Pasig squad outlasts Pasay to capture its second 3x3 leg championship

RULERS ANEW. The Pasig squad of (starting third from left) Troy Rike, Dylan Ababou, Taylor Statham, and Joshua Munzon emerge as fourth-leg champions. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

FIBA 3x3 World Tour berth up for grabs in President's Cup

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The champion of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup gets to represent the Philippines in the biggest 3x3 club tournament in the world

ON TOP. Alvin Pasaol and the Bataan Risers hold the inside track after winning two of the first 3 legs. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles, NU Lady Bulldogs reign supreme in UAAP 3x3

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Blue Eagles show their champion mettle anew to capture the UAAP 3x3 men's basketball crown as the Lady Bulldogs rule the women's side

UNSTOPPABLE. Thirdy Ravena powers Ateneo past UST in the title match as the Blue Eagles complete a UAAP 3x3 sweep. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tables turned: Debuting Gerald Anderson 'starstruck' with 3x3 players

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:50 AM

'It’s very surreal that I was able to play in this level,' says actor Gerald Anderson, who saw action in the Chooks 3x3 basketball league

SHOWSTOPPER. Gerald Anderson (right) delivers as his Marikina squad upsets the Bataan squad of former Ateneo standout Anton Asistio in the elimination round. Photo release

Debuting Ricci Rivero stars for UP in UAAP 3x3

Mar 02, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Ricci Rivero and the UP Maroons live up to expectations as Thirdy Ravena and Ateneo also flex their muscles in UAAP 3x3 basketball action

SOLID START. Ricci Rivero (right) and the UP Maroons open their 3x3 campaign with a 3-1 record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, UP pull out all stops in UAAP 3x3 basketball

Mar 01, 2019 - 9:43 PM

The UAAP men's basketball protagonists vie to put up a fight again in 3x3 action this weekend

BACK AT IT. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena and UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño hope to lead their teams to the UAAP 3x3 crown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bataan seizes Chooks 3x3 3rd leg crown from top rival Pasig

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Powered by UAAP standouts, Bataan captures its second leg championship in the 3x3 basketball tournament

CHAMPS AGAIN. Alvin Pasaol and the Bataan Risers regain the upperhand in its brewing rivalry against the Pasig Grindhouse Kings. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Revenge-minded Pasig drops Bataan to top Chooks 3x3 2nd leg

Feb 24, 2019 - 5:47 PM

A Fil-Am crew led by Taylor Statham outlasts the UAAP star core of Bataan in the title round

GETTING EVEN. Taylor Statham and the Pasig Grindhouse Kings avoid another upset loss against against Santi Santillan and Bataan Risers.Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Bataan rules Chooks 3x3 league kickoff

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Risers capture the 3x3 basketball first-leg crown behind UAAP stars Alvin Pasaol, Sean Manganti, Santi Santillan and Anton Asistio

RIVALS TURNED TEAMMATES. These UAAP standouts prove to click as (from left) Adamson's Sean Managanti, La Salle's Santi Santillan, UE's Alvin Pasaol and Ateneo's Anton Asistio bag the 3x3 crown. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler