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PH to build on 3×3 World Cup experience

Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 still considers its 11th place finish in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup as an achievement given the short time the country had in preparing for the tournament.

The players, meanwhile, are looking at this stint as an eye-opener for the country when it comes to the 3×3 game.

Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.net
“Though it’s still basketball, it’s a different type of game with how physical and how fast the game is,” said Kiefer Ravena. “It opened our eyes on what can be done and what to improve when it comes to 3×3. Having the knowledge of the game is very important so the next teams should be prepared and their minds should be well-conditioned.”

Jeron Teng agreed, noting that though speed may clearly have been on the Filipinos’ side, those were negated by the level of physicality of their bigger European.
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“It’s super physical. We couldn’t take advantage of our speed because you might get past them, but they would really grab you,” he said.

This Philippine squad was considered as a dream team of sorts, with three second-generation stars bannering the team, but Paras said they paled in comparison with other countries who trot out professional players when it comes to the half-court game.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/253429/ph-build-3x3-world-cup-experience

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