Philippines women's national 3x3 team

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Philippines Philippines
FIBA ranking48[1]
Joined FIBA1936
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas
FIBA 3x3 World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
FIBA Asia 3x3 Cup
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The women's national 3x3 team of the Philippines represents the country in international 3x3 basketball matches and is controlled by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.


In multi-sport Asian tournaments (2009–2016)[edit]

One of the Philippines' initial participation in women's 3x3 was at the 2009 Asian Youth Games in Singapore where it managed to advance from the preliminary round only to lose to South Korea in the quarterfinal.

The Philippine women's 3x3 also participated at the Asian Beach Games, particularly in the 2012, 2014, and 2016 editions.

2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup[edit]

As the consequence of the Philippines hosting the 2018 edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup, the women's team was automatically qualified to play in the international tournament.[2][3] The Philippines made their debut at the women's 3x3 debut after their men's team made their debut in the 2016 edition. It was the first time that a women's team will participate in a 3x3 tournament organized by FIBA.[4]The national team was coached by Patrick Aquino and intended their stint to promote women's basketball in general in the country.[5]

The lost their first match against the Netherlands, 11–21 and Germany, 10–12. Coach Aquino attributes the defeats to inexperience of the players in 3x3 basketball though he thought that team could potentially compete with European countries.[5] They lost their remaining games to Spain, 17–21[6], and Hungary, 15–18 and finished at the bottom of Pool D.[7]Their coach hoped that the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas could lobby for the women's 3x3 participation in the 2018 Asian Games after their FIBA 3x3 World Cup stint.[8] However the Philippines did not enter any team in 3x3 basketball in the continental games.

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), the country's national association, plans to come up with a road map to help the Philippines qualify a team in 3x3 basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics following the national team's stint in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup. The SBP plans to create a pool of players which will be dedicated to the 3x3 variant of basketball.[9]

2019 FIBA U18 World Cup[edit]

The Philippines' qualified to send a women's team in the 2019 FIBA U18 World Cup in Ulanbataar, Mongolia and is set to make a debut in the international youth tournament.[10]

Senior competitions[edit]

Youth competitions[edit]

U18 World Championships[edit]

Year Position Pld W L
Italy 2011 Did not qualify
Serbia 2012
Indonesia 2013
Hungary 2015
Kazakhstan 2016
China 2017
Mongolia 2019 Qualified
Total 0 0 0



Squad members for 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.[11]

Number Player Height Year of birth
3 Afril Bernardino 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in) 1991
7 Janine Pontejos 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in) 1992
10 Jack Danielle Animam 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 1998
21 Gemma Miranda 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 1995

Head Coach: Patrick Aquino


  1. ^ "3x3 Federation Ranking – Women" (PDF). FIBA. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. ^ Li, Matthew (29 April 2018). "Afril Bernardino headlines Philippine 3×3 World Cup team". Tiebreaker Times. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Philippines announce star-studded rosters for FIBA 3x3 World Cup". FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018. FIBA. 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  4. ^ Ventura, Sid (7 June 2018). "Patrick Aquino wants his women's team to show their worth in FIBA 3x3 World Cup". ESPN. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b Lising, Charmie (9 June 2018). "PH 3x3 team calls for more support for women's basketball". ESPN 5. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  6. ^ Lising, Charmie (10 June 2018). "FIBA 3x3 World Cup: Pontejos drops 13 but PH women's team falls to Spain, bows out of contention". ESPN 5. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  7. ^ Lozada, Bong (10 June 2018). "Perlas Pilipinas goes winless in Fiba 3×3 World Cup". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  8. ^ "FIBA PH women's basketball gears up for more international tourneys". Rappler. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  9. ^ Beltran, Nelson (14 June 2018). "SBP mulls battle plan for Olympic 3x3". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ Li, Matthew (24 December 2018). "Perlas U18 3X3 to make World Cup debut, Gilas U18 do not qualify". Tiebreaker Times. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Philippines". FIBA. Retrieved June 10, 2018.