Genato, ’54 team to be honored

Genato, ’54 team to be honoredSPORTING CHANCE–Joaquin M. Henson(The Philippine Star) – September 16, 2020 – 12:00amRep. Eric Martinez will host a virtual jersey retirement ceremony to honor Tony Genato, the only known living survivor and captain of the Philippine basketball team that took the 1954 FIBA World Cup bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro, at the Bahay Alamat gym in Valenzuela on Sept. 21.Martinez said Genato’s No. 13 jersey will be honored and a video of his basketball career shown during the zoom meeting. Genato, 91, will represent the highest-placed Asian team in FIBA World Cup history….

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