Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams to visit Manila for NBA 3X Philippines 2016
Bucks guard Michael Carter Williams is looking forward to his Philippine visit when he attends the NBA 3X tournament. AP

MICHAEL Carter-Williams of the Milwaukee Bucks will be in Manila for the NBA 3X Philippines 2016 that will be held on August 19 to 21 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Carter-Williams, the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year, will be the special guest in the 3-on-3 tournament presented by Panasonic where 200 men’s and women’s teams are expected to join.

“I’m excited to visit the Philippines and experience Filipino fans’ passion for basketball during the NBA 3X. Being a part of this event is a great opportunity to see the growth of the game internationally, and I look forward to working with these talented athletes,” said Carter-Williams in a statement.

A guard out of Syracuse, Carter-Williams was drafted 11th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft. He went on to win the Rookie of the Year award and was the unanimous choice for the 2013-2014 NBA All-Rookie Team.

The 3-on-3 tournament will have Under-13, Under-16, Under-18, and open divisions for boys, and Under-16 and open for the girls. There will also be celebrity division.

Registration for the NBA 3X Philippines begins on July 29 at www.nba3x.com/philippines.

The official partners of NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic include CloudFone, Globe Telecom, Touch Mobile, and Sprite, with SM Mall of Asia and Spalding serving as Supporting Partners. Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV.

All participants in NBA 3X Philippines 2016 will receive an NBA 3X jersey. Special prizes await the winners of each division.  Registration fees for the age divisions run at P1,000 per team, while open divisions run at P1,600 pesos per team.

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