Joining the PBA isn’t yet on Pasaol’s mind

August 11, 2020

At the moment, joining the next PBA Draft is farthest from the mind of Alvin Pasaol.

What is important for him right now is helping the Philippines clinch a berth in the 3x3 competitions of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"Hintayin ko muna matapos ang OQT bago ako mag-decide," Pasaol said during Tuesday's online Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum. "My main goal is to join the Olympics."

Pasaol is a member of the Gilas Pilipinas men's 3x3 team which is bound to compete in the 2020 Fiba 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria in April next year.

There, he will team up with the Philippines' No. 1 3x3 player Joshua Munzon, as well as PBA players CJ Perez of Terra Firma and Mo Tautuaa of San Miguel as they try to secure one of three tickets to the quadrennial meet.

Pasaol has long been considered one of the top amateur players in the country today and the super scorer from University of the East is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after talents among PBA teams.

In the meantime, though, his attention is solely on the 3x3 game.