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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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Marikina reserves 3x3 slot for Gerald Anderson

Feb 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM

With or without the celebrity baller, the Marikina Shoemasters hope to bank on their experience in the 3x3 basketball circuit

KEY ADDITION. The Marikina Shoemasters hope MPBL standout Gerald Anderson can boost their 3x3 campaign. Photo release

PBA legend Dondon Hontiveros set to coach 3x3 Cebu team

Feb 15, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Top Cebuano ballers look to make a splash in the 3x3 basketball President's Cup

PRIDE. Dondon Hontiveros (left), here with Chooks president Ronald Mascariñas, says it will be all about pride as he tries to steer the Cebu team to the 3x3 crown. Photo release

Chooks-SBP 3x3 tournament shatters FIBA world records

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:33 PM

The Philippines sets records for most kids playing in a 3x3 basketball game and the most number of simultaneous U18 games played

SBP, Chooks all set to break 3x3 record

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Philippines aims to shatter the world record for most number of participants in a FIBA 3x3 basketball tournament

AMBASSADOR. Former 3x3 youth team players Kobe Paras, flanked by SBP executive director Sonny Barrios (right) and Chooks-to-Go president Ronald Mascariñas, hopes to inspire more kids to try the sport. Photo release

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 league boosts PH bid for Olympic berth

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines' inaugural 3x3 league will help the country accumulate much-needed points to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

FIRST-EVER. League commissioner Eric Altamirano dreams of the Philippines qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics 3x3 event. Photo from release

PH takes baby steps in world 3x3: ‘No substitute for preparation’

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:40 PM

A dedicated 3x3 basketball team – or even a league – may just help the country's campaign in the world stage

SURPRISE RUN. Christian Standhardinger and the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 team still pulled off a couple of upsets despite their limited practice time. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

NCAA Season 94 rides on PH 3x3 basketball success

May 15, 2018 - 4:34 PM

The 3x3 format will remain as a special event that made its debut in NCAA Season 93

GAINING POPULARITY. League president Anthony Tamayo hopes that 3x3 basketball will soon become a regular event in the NCAA.

Season 80 3X3 basketball set March 4; UST men's team an absentee

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Seven schools are fielding 4 representatives each for the men’s and women’s tournaments, with the exception of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) which is only sending a women’s squad

TATLUHAN. From left, Mark Molina of Season 80 host FEU; UAAP Commissioner  Rebo Saguisag, and UAAP chief statistician Rodolfo "Pong" Ducanes, and Vince Rodriguez of ABS-CBN S+A during the launch of UAAP 3X3. Photo by JR ISAGA

LOOK: Inaugural UAAP 3x3 basketball rosters

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:21 PM

FIBA 3x3 U-18 World Cup participant Juan Gomez de Liaño will mark his return to the half-court for UP

3x3 basketball among events added to 2020 Olympics

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:38 PM

This is a historic day for FIBA and 3x3 says FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann

TRIPLE THREAT. Terrence Romeo is one of the players who have moonlighted in 3x3 for the Philippines. File photo by Josh Albelda

San Beda-A prevails in all-Lions finals to win inaugural college 3x3 crown

Mar 20, 2016 - 10:33 PM

San Beda A sweeps San Beda C to become the first champion of the inaugural Intercollegiate 3x3 Invitationals

CHAMPS. Davon Potts (C) and the San Beda-A team catch fire from beyond the arc to win the first-ever Intercollegiate 3x3 Invitationals crown. Photo from press release

UE, San Beda dominate 3x3 tourney eliminations

Mar 19, 2016 - 9:43 PM

The quarterfinals semifinals and finals stages will take place on Sunday March 20 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall

ON TO THE ELITE 8. Philip Manalang (R) of the UE-C team along with two other UE teams will advance to the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate 3x3 Invitationals. Photo from press release

Kiefer Ravena hopeful 3x3 gets added to UAAP calendar

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Ravena shares the UAAP Board is already considering adding 3x3 basketball to its calendar as early as next season

3x3 IN THE UAAP? Kiefer Ravena hopes 3x3 basketball will successfully make it to the UAAP calendar soon. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

A guide to 3x3 basketball

Mar 16, 2016 - 11:52 PM

See some of the basic rules of 3x3 how the sport is gaining ground internationally and how it could be the next big thing in the Philippines

Champs FEU, Letran headline first-ever 3x3 college tourney

Mar 16, 2016 - 5:12 PM

Other teams participating include UST San Beda Ateneo NU Mapua UP San Sebastian UE Adamson and Arellano

COLLEGIATE 3X3. (From left to right) Tournament director and former Ateneo star Kiefer Ravena, SBP deputy executive director Butch Antonio, FEU Tamaraws players Jojo Trinidad and Prinze Orizu are present at the press conference for the Intercollegiate 3x3 Invitationals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler