Munzon, 3 others leave 3×3 league


    FIL-AM forward Joshua Munzon, wingman Alvin Pasaol, and big men Troy Rike and Leonard Santillan are leaving the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 league to join next year’s PBA Draft.

    “Thank you, Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike, and Leonard Santillan, for making our country proud over the last two years. We at Chooks-to-Go won’t hinder you from achieving your dreams,” the league said in a statement yesterday.

    “Good luck on your next journey! All of you will always be a Manok ng Bayan.”

    The contracts of the four players in the country’s first 3×3 po league are set to expire next month.

    They reportedly opted not to risk getting a lifetime ban from the PBA if they skip the draft likely to be held in March 2021.

    The four were all eligible to turn pro in the PBA last year but decided to stay in the Chooks-to-Go 3×3 league.

    The quartet suited up for Manila Chooks TM in the 2020 FIBA 3×3 Doha World Tour Masters just last week but was sent packing in just two games.

    Carrying the colors of Family’s Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City, the squad bagged the crown in the 2020 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup powered by TM last month.

    The 6-foot-4 Munzon had stints with the Saigon Heat and Westports Malaysia Dragons in the ABL and with AMA Online Education in the PBA D-League where he once scored 46 points.

    Pasaol, a former University of the East standout, saw action for Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines in the MPBL and for Petron-Letran and Marinerong Pilipino in the D-League.