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Fajardo, Castro, Romeo top Gilas picks

MANILA, Philippines - Reigning three-time PBA MVP awardee June Mar Fajardo, back-to-back FIBA Asia best point guard winner Jason Castro and reigning PBA scor.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Fajardo, Castro, Romeo, Abueva favored to lead Gilas pool

MANILA, Philippines – Reigning three-time PBA MVP awardee June Mar Fajardo, back-to-back FIBA Asia best point guard winner Jason Castro and reigning PBA scor.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

PBA: 12 more to be added to Gilas pool

Twelve more players from the PBA ranks will be added to the Gilas Pilipinas national team pool from where coach Chot Reyes will pick to form his squad for various international tournaments including qualifying events for the 2019 FIBA World Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Blatche is ‘top option’

But SBP is preparing for any eventuality. There is no list yet, but Gilas Pilipinas is looking to naturalize at least three players the can be of help when the national team competes in various international tournaments starting this year. At the moment, the only naturalized player the Philippines has is former NBA player Andray [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Jordan Clarkson and this Basketball Crazy Nation

The Philippines was not always a basketball nation. After World War II, all Filipino boys would get out in the fields and play baseball. In fact, we hosted the World Baseball Championships once. It was only in the 70’s when PBA came along and when the country became the basketball crazy country that it is. Now, the Philippines is at the epicenter of the basketball diaspora. It hosted the FIBA World Basketball Championships. Almost every boy grew up playing pickup basketball and anyone and everyone had their own signature ‘bali’ move. There was a time that fathers and sons (and of course, daughters) watched games together, either cheering for the same teams or making jabs at each other because they rooted for rivals. It has the oldest basketball league in the Asia and now, it has a player of Filipino descent playing for one of the greatest basketball franchises in the world – Jordan Clarkson, playing a vital role as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Clarkson was raised aware of his Filipino heritage. Annette, Clarkson’s mother, hails from Pampanga but moved to America with her mother Marcelina Tullao at a very young age. Annette then met Jordan’s father, Mike Clarkson, while serving as a reservist in the Air Force. Jordan, like many young Filipino-Americans, professes a love for lumpia and chicken adobo. As a high school student at Metzger Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, he wore an ornate Barong Tagalog, the Philippines' national costume, while posing in front of the Philippine exhibit. He has been to the Philippines multiple times, even playing some pickup basketball in one of the courts that dot the landscape of the Philippines.   And as of this writing, a little more than a day and a half a way, Filipinos are trying to get Jordan into the biggest event of the basketball world – the NBA All-Stars. It all started from a call on the internet to start voting and using the hashtag 'NBAVOTE Jordan Clarkson on posts and tweets and the Filipinos heard that call. 'NBAVOTE Jordan Clarkson began circulating around the internet, snowballing into a call not just for Jordan Clarkson, but a call for unity in a country that is also known as a social media powerhouse – and the world is starting to take notice. Jordan Clarkson has also taken notice of the efforts, posting on his Facebook account a short video saying, “Hey Facebook fans just want to say thank so much for all your votes. I am so humbled. Please keep posting 'NBAVOTE Jordan Clarkson. Salamat salamat po. Mahal ko kayo.” As of the latest NBA All-Star Voting Returns, Jordan still has not cracked the top 10 of Western Conference guards. Last year’s unanimous MVP, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, leads with 990,390 votes. Close behind are Houston’s James Harden and Oklahoma’s Russell Westbrook with 961,185 and 899,024, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 are Golden State’s Klay Thompson with 555,430, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul with 379,076, Portland’s Damian Lillard with 208,171, Houston’s Eric Gordon with 191,407, Golden State’s Andre Igoudala with 130,224, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili with 122,333 and Minnesota’s Zach Levine with 94,867. However, signs are looking good for Jordan as Scott notes the strong push coming from social media. “There is a significant increase from Jan. 9 when fans launched the campaign and Jordan’s mentions are much higher than the bottom three players,” she said. “On Jan. 12, Jordan had 53,020 posts while Ginobili had 10,078, Lavine 781 and Igoudala 731. Jordan’s volume shows a spiked upward trend.” The call right now is for every Filipino with access to the internet to vote at least once in the next two days (Monday all day and Tuesday early morning before lunch) and to make every vote count for Clarkson. Fans can vote through the NBA.com and the NBA App wherein fans can submit a ballot of two guards and three frontcourt players, once per day. On social media, using the hashtag 'NBAVOTE Jordan Clarkson also counts as votes, whether as personal posts or comments on another post on Facebook (just as long as the post is public) or tweeting and retweeting the same on Twitter. On Google, fans may also use the search team “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Los Angeles Lakers” to select Jordan Clarkson. The Philippines, a basketball crazy nation, is at the cusp of history. The challenge is now being sent to every Filipino all over the world to make a difference. Every vote counts to bring Clarkson into the NBA All-Stars. And maybe, just maybe, basketball will unite Filipinos again. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Blatche tells Gilas he’s available for Phl 5

MANILA, Philippines - Andray Blatche is still keen on playing for Gilas Pilipinas as its naturalized player in the coming major FIBA tournaments......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Blatche still keen on playing for Gilas

MANILA, Philippines – Andray Blatche is still keen on playing for Gilas Pilipinas as its naturalized player in the coming major FIBA tournaments......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Pressure is on for Gilas Pilipinas

Gilas Pilipinas' first assignment for 2017 is the SEABA tournament and after a dismal showing in the recent FIBA-Asia Challenge Cup, the pressure is definitely on for the national team to perform. Really, they have to. In order to ad.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2016

MVP on the move to have Jordan Clarkson finally play for Gilas

Jokes are half-meant right? In an attempt to further strengthen the core of Gilas Pilipinas, chief patron Manny V. Pangilinan is out to convince FIBA, basketball's world governing body, to ease up on eligibilty requirements in order to allow s.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2016

Chot sets sights on FIBA 2019

MANILA, Philippines - Newly reinstated Gilas head coach Chot Reyes said the other day his motivation on his third term at the helm of the national team is to.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Prized rookies form new Gilas roster

MANILA, Philippines – Most of the members of the Philippine team to the recent FIBA Asia Challenge in Iran made the new Gilas Pilipinas roster officially ann.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Reyes back at Gilas

With a successful three-year program that saw Gilas Pilipinas clinch a berth in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has opted to bring coach Chot Reyes back as mentor of the national team......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Chot Reyes returns as Gilas head coach

MANILA, Philippines – Chot Reyes, the man behind the team that carried the country back in the FIBA World Championship in 2014 in Spain, is back as head coac.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Reyes returns to Gilas coaching helm; 12-man pool known

MANILA, Philippines – Chot Reyes, the man behind the team that carried the country back in the FIBA World Championship in 2014 in Spain, is back as head coac.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Cadets to be part of new 24-man Gilas pool under Reyes

The iteration of Gilas Pilipinas is starting to take shape and the first move starts at the top. Two years removed from his last stint with the national team, Chot Reyes is back handling the reigns for Gilas Pilipinas while Tab Baldwin, who le.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Gilas suffers sorry loss to Hungary in FIBA 3x3

Gilas Pilipinas' campaign in the FIBA 3x3 World Championships took a major blow Friday after losing to Hungary, 16-18, in China. Reduced to only three players after Russel Escoto's shoulder injury, Gilas made a final run in the last minute to .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2016

Gilas splits first two games in FIBA 3x3 World Championships

Gilas Pilipinas split its first two assignments in the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championships in China Wednesday. Playing in Pool C, the Philippines beat no. 6 seed Romania first, 21-16, before falling to no. 11 Spain, 19-21. The Philippi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

Gilas center Andray Blatche plays for China in FIBA club tournament

Gilas center Andray Blatche plays for China in FIBA club tournament.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2016

Cruz joins PBA draft

Carl Bryan Cruz, a part of the Gilas cadet team that competed in the recent FIBA Asia Challenge in Iran, led a host of early applicants for the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft slated Oct. 30......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 8th, 2016

Gilas player leads early entries for rookie draft

MANILA, Philippines - Carl Bryan Cruz, a part of the Gilas cadet team that competed in the recent FIBA Asia Challenge in Iran, led a host of early applicants.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2016