RJ Abarrientos nabs gold in FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup Shoot-Out Contest
STA. ROSA CITY, Philippines – The Philippines will not go home empty-handed from the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup.
RJ Abarrientos served as the silver lining to the country's early exit from the tournament after nabbing the gold medal in the Shoot-Out Contest in Xi'an, China on Sunday, October 7.
The FEU Baby Tamaraw chalked up 9 points in the final round to eclipse Russia's Aleksandr Antonikovskii and Germany's Laura Zdravevska, who settled for silver and bronze, respectively.
Abarrientos – a nephew of Philippine basketball great Johnny Abarrientos – and Antonikovskii both ended up with 9 points but the Filipino finished all racks faster.
The Nationals, who are ranked 19th place, landed at third place in Group C with a 2-2 record behind world No. 3 China and No. 6 Slovenia. – Rappler.com
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