PLAYERS competing in the 3x3 Elite League Manila 2019 will be earning FIBA points in the three-day competition set to open on Friday at the Dumlao Sports Center in Mandaluyong City.
Tournament commissioner Jerry Codiñera said the competition is a FIBA-sanctioned event which will give the players individual points in their FIBA 3x3 profile.
Codiñera added the tournament will also give the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) federation ranking points in its quest to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Philippines is currently 25th in the world, and is looking to increase its rankings for a chance to make it to the first-ever 3x3 competition in the Olympics.
“The tournament supports the SBP and the whole Philippine 3x3 community in its bid to make it to the Olympics. I truly believe that 3x3 basketball is for the Filipinos and we have a chance to excel in this competition,” said Codiñera.
Registration is still open for the 3x3 Elite League Manila which will have its eliminations on Friday and Saturday at the Dumlao Sports Center, with the playoffs and championships set on Sunday at the Market! Market! Mall in Taguig City.
The champion team will receive $3,000 and will represent the Philippines in the SINA 3x3 Elite League 2019 in Beijing this December where they will be competing against some of the best 3x3 teams in the world.
Registration fee is P4,000 inclusive of four reversible jerseys. For more information, call 09065085861 or 09273780785, or visit facebook.com/eliteleaguemanila.