BASILAN Phenom CTC Construction looks to put behind its bridesmaid finish in the first leg as it is favored to rule the second leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Magiting Cup on Friday at SM Fairview.
Without Balanga and Pasig, Basilan won't be as hardpressed to claim the title as it guns to ride that wave of momentum heading into the Manila Challenger this weekend.
Gab Banal and Gab Dagangon will pair up with holdovers Davon Potts and Aris Dionisio for the Steel as they aim to seize the top spot in the rankings.
Out to give a run for Basilan's money will be fellow Manila Challenger-bound squads Zamboanga Valientes MLV, made up of Ryan Buenafe, Das Esa, Mark Tano, and Jon Rebollos, and Vigan HUP, composed of Christian Singson, Paulo Hubalde, Jan Jamon, and Jason Varilla.
Also aiming for better results this time out are Uling Roasters - Gulf Supreme Boosters Bulacan, Mindoro Tamaraws 7A, Bicol Volcanoes, Partas Narvacan, Thunder-Gold's Gym Taguig, and Fyr Fyter Bacolod.
Making their debuts are J&J Makati, bannered by Shaggy Almond, Eric Salamat, and Paul Soriano; Wilkins Muntinlupa, touting David Carlos, Geron Lontoc, Aljon Ungria, and Carlos Fenequito; and Equalivet Pateros, who will parade Luigi Beltran, Michael Macabalug, Lanz Tan, and Ervin Flores.