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6 Milan Kovačević (SLO), 25 Ricci Paolo Rivero (PHI)

Philippines rising star Rivero shines on return to 3x3 basketball

XI'AN (FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup 2018) - Philippines rising star Ricci Rivero impressed on his return to 3x3 at the FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup in China on October 3, 2018.

Three years after a promising introduction to 3x3 at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2015, the 20-year-old wowed the crowd in China with his sick handles and athletic abilities. 

The 6ft (1.83m) star led his team in scoring with 12 points overall, including a pair of flashy eurosteps. He also impressed with his no-look dimes and high-flying blocks.

Serbia's Luka Stefanovic topped all scorers in the men's category with 20 points while Viktoriia Kondus (Ukraine) led the women's category with 16 points.