Ateneo’s Dan Angelo Wong wins inaugural UAAP JBL 3-point shootout
MANILA, Philippines – Dan Angelo Wong, older brother of Blue Eagle Adrian Wong shot the lights out to nab the first-ever UAAP JBL 3-point Shootout.
In front of a large Ateneo crowd waiting to watch the undefeated Blue Eagles face the FEU Tamaraws, Wong bested 7 other representatives from different UAAP schools in the first round with 22 points. UE’s Mark Maloles came in second with 18 points after a tiebreaker that put him ahead of Adamson star guard Jerrick Ahanmisi, who also had 18. Maloles reached the 18 mark faster, giving him the nod for the final round.
In his final racks, Wong fired 17 more points which was almost tied by Maloles. However, the Red Warrior’s final money ball (2 points’ worth) clanked out at the buzzer, placing him at runner-up with 15 points.
Wong’s white-hot shooting won him 80,000php along with various JBL audio products and 50,000php more for Ateneo’s own use.
Wong, Dan (ADMU) – 22, 17
Maloles, Mark (UE) – 18, 15
Ahanmisi, Jerrick (AdU) - 18
Trinidad, Jojo (FEU) – 17
Cauilan, JP (NU) – 16
Cu, Ralph (DLSU) - 14
Dario, Diego (UP) – 13
Lee, Marvin (UST) – 8