Philippines men's national 3x3 team

The national 3x3 team of the Philippines represents the country in international 3x3 basketball matches and is governed by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

Philippines Philippines
FIBA ranking27[1]
Joined FIBA1936
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas
FIBA 3x3 World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2016)
FIBA Asia 3X3 Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2013)


When 3x3 was held at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games as a demonstration sports the Philippine national team finished fourth with Hong Kong defeating them in the third place play-off. Luigi Trillo was the coach that guided national team composing of Nico Salva, Ryan Buenafe, Arvie Bringas and Clark Bautista, in the games.[2]

The Philippines also participated in the 2010 Youth Summer Olympics in Singapore, the first edition of the Youth Olympics where 3x3 is among the sports contested. The national team finished ninth.[3]

By the virtue of the Philippines' FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking,[4] the national team qualified for the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championships and made their debut in the tournament.[5] They lost 2 and win 2 of their four matches.[6]

The national team played their second stint in the world championships, now renamed as the FIBA 3x3 World Cup in 2018 which was hosted at home in Bocaue. This time the Philippine national team composed of professional players[7] and Bounty Agro Ventures, the owners of Chooks-to-Go and sponsor of the national team and tournament, pledged unspecified monetary reward for the Philippine national team for each game won.[8] Like in 2016, they lost half of their four matches (to Mongolia and Canada) but won over Brazil and Russia which were ranked fifth and third respectively.[9] The team which is composed of players who typically plays the full 5-a-side basketball cited its experience in 3x3 for its finishing.[10]

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), the country's national association, planned to come up with a road map to help the Philippines qualify a team in 3x3 basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics following the national team's stint in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup. The SBP planned to create a pool of players dedicated to the 3x3 variant of basketball.[11] The SBP, along with private sponsor Chooks-to-Go, started the process in August 2018 with the launch of a national tour to help scout for players across the country.[12]

The SBP managed to help the Philippine men's national team secure a berth in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for the 2020 Summer Olympics via the world rankings. The Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 league and the Manok ng Bayan–SBP 3X3 youth tournament to help raise enough world ranking points for the Philippine men's national team to qualify a spot in the OQT. Serbians Stefan Stojavic and Darko Krsman were tasked to help prepare the Philippines for their OQT bid.[13][14]


Current rosterEdit

2019 Southeast Asian GamesEdit

This is the roster for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Philippines men's national 3x3 team – 2019 Southeast Asian Games roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F 3 Perkins, Jason 27 – (1992-09-20)September 20, 1992 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters  
G/F 11 Newsome, Chris 29 – (1990-07-25)July 25, 1990 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Meralco Bolts  
G/F 17 Perez, CJ 26 – (1993-11-17)November 17, 1993 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Columbian Dyip  
F/C 33 Tautuaa, Moala 30 – (1989-04-30)April 30, 1989 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) San Miguel Beermen  

Senior competitionsEdit

Youth competitionsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "3x3 Federation Ranking – Men" (PDF). FIBA. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Henson, Joaquin (6 November 2007). "RP finishes 4th in caging 3-on-3". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. ^ "RP 3-on-3 cage squad salvages 9th". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. ^ "30 countries to participate in 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championships in Guangzhou". FIBA. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Philippines to make debut in 2016 FIBA 3×3 World Championships". 18 December 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  6. ^ Dy, Adrian (15 October 2016). "Gilas Pilipinas wraps up FIBA 3×3 World Championships stint with another 1-1 split". Slam Philippines. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  7. ^ Ramos, Gerry (29 April 2018). "Pringle set for PH team debut, teams up with Standhardinger, Pogoy, Rosario in 3x3 World Cup". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Rewards up for every Gilas win in FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018". Rappler. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  9. ^ Olivares, Rick (13 June 2018). "Post-mortem: Gilas' FIBA 3x3 World Cup campaign". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ Atencio, Peter (12 June 2018). "Standhardinger rues PH's lack of 3x3 experience". Manila Standard. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  11. ^ Beltran, Nelson (14 June 2018). "SBP mulls battle plan for Olympic 3x3". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  12. ^ Estrada, Kevin (14 August 2018). "SBP, Chooks-to-Go launch 3x3 national program, aims to make it to Tokyo Olympics". Dugout Philippines. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Philippines 3×3 team vows to work hard after earning qualifying spot in Olympics". BusinessWorld. 3 November 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Serbians to boost Philippine 3x3 bid". The Philippine Star. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  15. ^ "1st FIBA Asia 3x3 U18 Championship for Boys & Girls: Competition Schedule" (PDF). FIBA Asia. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  16. ^ "PH team fails to sustain form as Pinoys settle for silver in FIBA Asia 3x3 U18 Championships". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Philippines bows to Qatar in quarterfinals, settles for seventh place in Fiba 3x3 U18 Asia Cups". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Final Standings". FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup. FIBA. Retrieved 24 August 2019.