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PH's FIBA 3x3 WC teams revealed

Troy Rosario makes a 3x3 return. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The eight players who will defend the homecourt for the Philippines in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup were revealed through an announcement by SBP president Al Panlilio on Sunday night during a break in the PBA action.

In the men's side, TNT's RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario, GlobalPort's Stanley Pringle, and incoming San Miguel rookie Chris Standhardinger will banner the Philippine team to the said event happening on June 8-12 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue.

Interestingly cut from the lineup is the KaTropa's recent recruit Terrence Romeo, who has been tagged as the best 3x3 player in Asia.

Still, a player who has already played 3x3 in the global level will bolster the men's quartet in Rosario.

On the other hand, the distaff side will be composed of Afril Bernardino, Jack Animam, Gemma Miranda, and Janine Pontejos.

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