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    Philippines begins campaign in Fiba 3x3 U18 World Cup against Israel, Netherlands

    Jun 28, 2017

    THE Philippines begins its campaign in the Fiba Under 18 3x3 World Cup on Wednesday in Chengdu, China.

    The seventh-seeded team of AJ Edu, Juan Gomez de Liano, Encho Serrano, and Rhayyan Amsali takes on Israel at 6:15 p.m. (Manila time) before the Nationals square off against top-seed Netherlands at 8:10 p.m.

    Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas says it is the tallest team it has ever formed, led by Fil-Nigerian Edu at 6 feet and 9 inches. Three-time Fiba Asia 3x3 team member Amsali is 6 feet 3, UAAP Season 79 Most Valuable Player Gomez de Liano is 6’2” and Serrano 5’11”.

    The Nationals will have a slight height advantage against the Israel squad that has Tal Hadad (6-foot-3), Guy Palatin (6-foot-3), Tamir Schiller (6-foot-1) and Alon Druker (5-foot-10).

    The Dutch cagers have a tall line-up with Calvin Poulina (6-foot-7), Maik Bouwer (6-foot-6), Reva Tholel (6-foot-6) and 6-foot-3 Boyd Van Der Vuurst De Vries.

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