David Carlos soared to great heights in the elimination round of the
dunk contest of the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup.
In a field of seven of the world’s best dunkers, Carlos made the
second round of the competition; the first Filipino to book a ticket
to the next round of this prestigious competition.
France’s Guy “Frequent Flier” Dupuy topped the field with 53 points
followed by Ukraine’s Vadim “Miller” Piddubchenko scored 48 while
Dymtro “Smoove” Krivenko and Carlos strung up 47 points.
For his first dunk, Carlos jumped over four men and thrust the ball
through. His second stuff, saw him sail over two men and grabbed the
ball for a reverse dunk.
“It was great performing in front of my countrymen,” said an elated
Carlos after the show. “I hope I can make them proud come Independence
Day (the finals of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup as well as the dunk
“I still have three more dunks that I will unveil in the finals.”
When last David Carlos flew through the air, he was grounded in the
dunk championship of the NBTC National Championships last March.
Despite being bothered by knee problems, Carlos still participated.
“It was my duty to compete,” said Carlos who once played for San
Sebastian in the NCAA, and UST in the Fr. Martin’s Cup. “I felt I
disappointed the fans. Hopefully, I can make people proud come June
The last Filipino to compete in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup dunk contest
was Kobe Paras but the young sensation was unable to advance to the