We hope that the 3×3 basketball national team would optimize the event to enhance the chemistry between the players. With strong teamwork, I am sure we will get the best result at the SEA Games.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Basketball Association (Perbasi) urged the 3×3 basketball national team to optimize its participation in the 2022 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) 3×3 International Champions Cup to prepare for the 31st Hanoi SEA Games.
Secretary General of Perbasi Nirmala Dewi expected that the Indonesian athletes’ teamwork can be improved through the ABL tournament to be held on April 16-17, 2022, in Bali Province.
“We hope that the 3×3 basketball national team would optimize the event to enhance the chemistry between the players. With strong teamwork, I am sure we will get the best result at the SEA Games,” Dewi noted in a press release on Saturday.
Indonesia has sent two teams in the championship.
Indonesia Patriots A comprises Jamarr Andre Johnson, Oki Wira Sanjaya, Surliyadin, and Sandy.
Meanwhile, Dame Diagne, Kevin Moses, Nickson Gosal, Serigne Modou Kane, and Jullian Alexandre Chalias are the players included in Indonesia Patriots B.
Indonesia Patriots A will compete in Group D with Zamboanga Valiantes from the Philippines and SniperX from Thailand.
In Group B, Indonesia Patriots B will face Shoot It Dragons (Thailand), Saigon Heat (Vietnam), and Harimau Malaya (Malaysia) in Group B.
Furthermore, 3×3 basketball national team manager Ferri Jufry also expects that the championship can provide a valuable experience for the players before competing in the 31st Hanoi SEA Games.
The tournament is also an opportunity for the coaching team to determine the four players, who will partake in the Southeast Asian countries’ sporting event.
Some 11 teams from several Southeast Asian countries, including potential opponents for Indonesia at the SEA Games, specifically Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, will participate in the 2022 ABL 3×3 International Champions Cup.
The other tournament participants include Singapore Slingers (Singapore), Louvre Surabaya (Indonesia), Platinum (the Philippines), and YKBK (India).
The 3×3 basketball championship offers a prize of US$10 thousand for the winner, US$5 thousand for the runner-up, and US$2 thousand for the third place holder.
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