The PBA will formally launch its inaugural 3×3 tournament with a draw proceedings on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Thirteen teams are going to be split into different groups for the first leg which starts Nov. 20 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Cavitex (NLEX), Limitless App (Phoenix), Meralco, NorthPort, Purefoods (Magnolia), Sista (Rain or Shine), San Miguel Beer, Terrafirma and TNT are among the participants that came from PBA member teams while the rest of the field are guest squads Pioneer, Platinum and Zamboanga.

Players previously listed in the PBA roster are set to play in the 3×3, namely Cavitex’s Larry Fonacier, NorthPort’s LA Revilla, Sista’s Prince Rivero and TNT’s Almond Vosotros.

Former PBA player Dylan Ababou, who had stints in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3, will suit up for guest team Platinum.

Fil-foreigners Brandon Rosser and Jeremiah Gray are slated to piay for Limitless and TNT.

Rosser and Grey are hoping to use the 3×3 to prepare themselves for next year’s PBA Draft after the league relaxed its rules on incoming Fil-foreign cagers beginning in 2022.

PBA 3×3 chairman Dickie Bachmann said the upcoming tourney is the first of six two-day legs followed by a grand final.

Like in the regular PBA season during pre-pandemic times, the 3×3 will also feature three conferences.

Source: Manila Bulletin (