Majstorovic amazed at crowd turnout at 3x3 Manila Masters

Dejan Majstorovic goes for a rebound against Troy Rosario. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

Novi Sad player Dejan Majstorovic expressed positive feedback at how the Filipinos attended the FIBA 3x3 Manila Masters.

Speaking to Dugout Philippines after the tournament won by his team against the crowd favorite Manila North, the Serbian-born UAE player said, "It's an amazing experience. It's always a pleasure to play in such a big crowd. Look at this. Ten minutes after we won, and it's still crowded."

He also said that he was amazed on how Filipinos treat basketball.

Majstorovic added, "Basketball is indeed like a religion to [the Filipinos]. I think [they] have an amazing culture in this game."

Thousands of people braved the stormy weather and went to the Robinson's Place Manila to watch world-class 3-on-3 basketball during the said FIBA tournament.

On the other hand, Majstorovic, a devout fan of Philippine basketball, said he is open to play in the Philippines once more.

The member of the reigning FIBA 3x3 champion team vowed, "If [there will be] tournaments again here, I will be glad to come back here."