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:
𝘔𝘢𝘤 𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰 (𝘊𝘦𝘣𝘶 𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴!)
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 world’s best so expect him to be at this SpidaMac best as he leads a Cebu Chooks! squad that is hungry for victory.
𝘎𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘥 𝘈𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 (𝘉𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘏𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘵𝘪)
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 season’s leading rebounder in the UAAP, 6-foot-7 Nigerian Emman Ojuola who was a one-and-done for the FEU Tamaraws.
𝘗𝘢𝘶𝘭 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰 (𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘌𝘎𝘚)
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.
𝘓𝘦𝘰𝘯 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘻𝘢𝘯𝘢 (𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘭𝘢 𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴!)
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.
𝘏𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘶 𝘓𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘶 (𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘻𝘰𝘯 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺)
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.