With the Tokyo Olympics being moved to 2021, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided to move the two 3x3 basketball Olympic Qualifying Tournaments to next year as well.
This as last March 12, FIBA 3X3 has deemed that no official 3x3 tournament will take place before August 2020 at the earliest due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Through the efforts of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3, the Philippines qualified for the OQT that was supposed to take place from March 18-22 in Bangalore, India.
The quartet of Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, CJ Perez, and Mo Tautuaa will still form the team while the team will still be slotted with Slovenia, France, Qatar, and the Dominican Republic in Pool C.
Earlier, Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 league owner Ronald Mascariñas vowed to continue paying the salaries of the 3x3 training pool players -- Munzon, Pasaol, Dylan Ababou, Troy Rike, Karl Dehesa, Santi Santillan, Franky Johnson, Chris De Chavez, and JR Alabanza -- despite the suspension of events, including the first conference of the 2020 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 season.
FIBA 3x3 also scrapped four World Tour events (Prague, Lausanne, Los Angeles, Nanjing), the FIBA 3x3 U23 Nations League, qualifiers to the various Zone Cups, and the FIBA 3x3 U17 Zone Cups.