Manila hosts FIBA 3×3 World Cup – MVP tweets | Sports, News, The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Manny V. Pangilinan, former president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas,  announced Sunday night the Philippine will host  the FIBA 3×3 World Cup  in Manila next year.

Pangilinan, who served two consecutive terms as SBP chief from 2008 to 2015, posted on his Twitter account @iamMVP that he expects the 20 best men’s and women’s teams in the world  to participate in the annual meet.

“Next year 2018 we host 3×3 World Cup in Manila, in May, featuring 20 men’s teams and 20 women’s teams,” said Pangilinan.

The SBP has recently hosted the men’s and juniors Southeast Asian Basketball Association and also played host to the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men at the MOA Arena.            

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