Players to Watch

Players to Watch in Chooks 3×3 Quest 2.0

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 will once again be bringing to fans high-quality 3×3 action when the Chooks-to-Go Quest 2.0 takes place at the Ayala Malls Solenad 3 on Saturday, November 20.

Fans will once again be treated to top-caliber 3×3 basketball action that only Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 is known to deliver.

A number of players will surely raise the excitement level of fans who will watch the games live or online.

Here are some of them:

๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ค ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ (๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด!)

At 84th in the world FIBA 3×3 individual rankings, Mac Tallo is the highest-ranked Filipino player in 3×3 basketball. He is also one of the most exciting players in the world, making the highlight reels of the FIBA 3×3 social media pages each time he plays in international tournaments. Simply put, SpidaMac is a must-see spectacle whenever he steps on the court.

He will also be gunning for nothing less than the championship in the Quest 2.0. The champion team will earn a slot in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Hong Kong Masters. Tallo will want another crack at the worldโ€™s best so expect him to be at this SpidaMac best as he leads a Cebu Chooks! squad that is hungry for victory.

๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ (๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช)

It is not a secret how much Gerald Anderson loves playing basketball. It is also no surprise that he enjoys it so much because he is one outstanding baller.

The celebrated actor was a regular in the Chooks-to-Go 3×3 tournaments back in 2019 when he competed with Marikina.

Anderson will be leading a Botolan team that does not lack star power. With him in the roster are hip-hop recording artist and actor JV Kapunan, actor Joe Vargas, and last seasonโ€™s leading rebounder in the UAAP, 6-foot-7 Nigerian Emman Ojuola who was a one-and-done for the FEU Tamaraws.

๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ (๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜Œ๐˜Ž๐˜š)

Talisay EGS may be a new squad in 3×3 basketball, but it will be going into the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas Quest 2.0 as one of the dark horse teams that have a legitimate shot at the title.

This is largely due to the presence of one player who just might be the game-changer that could propel Talisay over the more established 3×3 squads.

Paul Desiderio will be coming back to competitive basketball as he leads a loaded Cebuano squad made up of former University of Visayas star Jerome Napao and former Southwestern University stalwart Dyll Roncal. The squad will be reinforced by 6-foot-9 Cameroonian and former UST Tiger Steve Akomo.

๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ป๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด!)

A new face will be making his debut for the Manila Chooks! in the Quest 2.0.

Davao native and former UE Warrior Leon Lorenzana will be adding more length to a Manila Chooks! squad that as it is does not lack in height. He was bound for a breakout season this year but the UAAP ruled him ineligible due to age.

Manila Chooks! is fresh off a campaign in the FIBA 3×3 NEOM Super Quest in Saudi Arabia where it lost a nail-biter, 18-19, to Olympic champion and world number 3 Riga of Latvia.

At 6-foot-4, Lorenzana will actually be the shortest in the Manila Chooks! roster that will be parading 6-foot-10 Henry Iloka, 6-foot-6 Dave Ando, and 6-foot-5 Dennis Santos.

๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ (๐˜˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ป๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ)

Six-foot-eight Cameroonian Hamadou Laminou will be anchoring a Quezon City team that is bannered by grizzled veterans.

Laminou is a two-time NCAA Mythical team member while playing for Emilio Aguinaldo College. In his last season in the NCAA, he averaged a double-double of 15.2 points and 10.1 rebounds. He also swatted away 2.1 shots per outing.

Laminou also played for Basilan in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 Invitational.

Quezon City will also be featuring former UAAP juniors mythical five team member Reinier Quinga, veteran Jonix Rosales, and former FEU Tamaraw Jeson Delfinado.

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