PINURI ng Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) ang performance ng Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 squad kahit kinapos itong mag-podium finish sa FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup, Linggo sa Singapore.
Tumapos sa 4th place ang Gilas 3×3 na binubuo nina PBA 3×3 Lakas ng Tatlo players Almond Vosotros, Samboy De Leon at Lervin Flores ng TNT Tropang Giga, at Joseph Eriobu ng Purefoods TJ Titans.
“This is the Philippines’ best-ever finish in the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup and a clear sign that the partnership with the PBA is working out well,” pahayag ng SBP. “The success of Gilas in Singapore was the result of the hard work of the entire PBA 3×3 community.”
Dagdag ng SBP: “When the SBP brought up the idea of launching a 3×3 league, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial bought in from the start and we also got amazing support from PBA chairman Ricky Vargas and the entire Board of Governors with PBA 3×3 commissioner Dickie Bachmann taking the lead.
“From the coaches and trainers who prepare the athletes to their opponents who toughen them up with good competition to the PBA and SBP staff for always making sure that the tournaments run smoothly, this victory is also yours.”
Nangako ang SBP, katuwang ang PBA ay lalo pa nilang paiigtingin ang Lakas ng Tatlo. (AE)93