With split international groups signing up with, the Manila Hustle 3 × 3, an invitational competition that starts thisFeb 4 at Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City, remains in an one-of-a-kind setting to fill up essential voids in the Philippine women’s basketball scene.
“I see a lot of talent but there’s a lack of opportunity to play at a very high level, especially after college whenever one graduates,” competition supervisor Peachy Medina, informed the Inquirer onThursday “When we played in the WNBL (Women’s National Basketball League) and were eventually invited into two international leagues—in Indonesia and in Thailand—I saw its great effect on our players. It was such a great experience for them.” Six regional staffs as well as 6 even more seeing clubs from Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, as well as Japan jockey for the $3,000 reward in the two-day derby.
“We’re a basketball country with half of our 110-million population being women, so there’s really an opportunity here,” Medina stated throughout the first presser at Summit Hotels inGreenhills “To develop a sport … [you] have to ensure that development is happening from the grassroots level, to the high school and college levels. And then [there must be regular tournaments] after college.”
The regional marquee destinations in the competition are Kaye Pingol, the leading 3 × 3 gamer in the land, together with other Gilas Pilipinas standouts Janine Pontejos, Chack Cabinbin, Trina Guytingco, Tina Deacon, Eunique Chan, as well as Khate Castillo.
And these celebrities will certainly be examined.
Zoo’s Tokyo will certainly be led by Japan’s leading 2 3 × 3 gamers–Aoi Katsura as well asYuka Maeda The various other international groups signing up with are an additional Japan club, OWLS.EXE, Thailand’s Shoot it Dragons, Singapore’s Jumpshot, as well as South Korea’s G2L2 as well as 1EYEHANSOL.
Pingol as well as Deacon will certainly star for Dream while Chan is readied to banner Tibay– both Medina- had Uratex groups.
Pontejos leads Lady Macbeth, which will certainly be trained by Gilas program supervisor Pat Aquino, that will certainly miss out on the solutions of France- bound Jack Danielle Animam.
Former UAAP Most Valuable Player as well as global expert Allana Lim, at the same time, leads a Discovery staff trained by the enhanced trainer Haydee Ong.
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