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Edu makes history at FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup

Bristol Flyers academy student Aj Edu has made history at the FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup.

The 6ft 9in forward helped the Philippines secure victories over Poland and Turkmenistan on day three of the tournament, before going down 18-14 to eventual winners Belgium in the quarter-finals.

Edu and the Philippines now head home having registered its best finish in the history of the FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Cup.


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"I was so proud to represent my country for the first time in my career,” Edu told bristolflyers.co.uk.

“To be able to play against some of the best players from different countries in the world was a privilege.

"There was a bit of pressure on our team to do well, so I was both excited and relieved when we made it the quarterfinals being the first filipino team to do so at the world cup.

"Obviously I was disappointed that we couldn't make it further but on the whole it was a great experience."

With a semi-final place on the line, the Filipinos struggled to find an answer for Belgium’s Vincent Peeters, as they ran away with a four point victory on Sunday in Chengdu, China.

Peeters sank the go-ahead triple as well as a couple of free throws in the final minute to make sure Belgium’s slate remained spotless heading into the final four.

The 17-year-old now returns to Bristol for his second year in the SGS basketball academy, where last season he led the EABL in rebounds with 13.1 per game.

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