The Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 basketball team has high hopes that the country will be seeing action in its favorite sport in the Olympics.
From trailing the world’s best at the start of 2019 with a No. 60 rank, the Philippines rose to the top 20 in less than a year to nail a FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) berth.
The team pulled off the feat with the country’s No. 1 player Joshua Munzon leading the charge in the international circuit.
Together with No. 2 player Alvin Pasaol, 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 3×3 gold medalists CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa, and 3×3 veterans Santi Santillan and Karl Dehesa, the whole team again braces for a long and steady climb for a ticket to Tokyo. – Rappler.com