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Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft

MANILA, Philippines---Abu Tratter has had a long road to the PBA but he picked up some valuable knowledge along the way. After becoming a UAAP champion with De La Salle University, Tratter then made his way into the international scene when he was chosen to be part of the Philippine national team pool that played in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier. Tratter was part of the Gilas squad that went up against the Australian national team losing 84-68 in Melbourne back in February of 2018. And it was in this international tour of duty that Tratter learned from PBA stars like Juner Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood. "I think it allowed me to kind of pick up some ideas and thoughts...Keep on reading: Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Fourteen FIBA Basketball World Cup slots remaining

THE fifth window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers concluded last week with 18 teams already assured of a spot in the 32-team tournament in China in August, leaving only 14 slots needed to be filled in the sixth and final window of the qualifiers in February next year......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

FIBA WC: Middle East tuneup for Gilas mulled

Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao said the national team could play tuneup games in the Middle East ahead of the sixth window of FIBA World Cup qualifiers in February 2019. FIBA WC: Middle East tuneup for Gilas mulled Source link: FIBA WC: Middle East tuneup for Gilas mulled.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

Andreas Zagklis named FIBA secretary general

FIBA’s Central Board on Friday unanimously agreed to appoint Andreas Zagklis as new FIBA secretary general......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Yeng wants early training

Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao said yesterday he plans to assemble a pool of a maximum 15 players for the sixth and last window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifiers with practice to start early next month for once or twice a week training before embarking on the daily grind......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Question about Akhuetie s knee brace delays UAAP Finals Game 2 tip-off

The tip-off of Game 2 of the UAAP 81 Finals was late by 10 minutes after Ateneo de Manila University questioned the brace on the left knee of the University of the Philippines’ Bright Akhuetie. Starters of the two teams had already made it out onto the middle of the Araneta Coliseum court on Wednesday before the Blue Eagles’ bench called the attention of game officials. Ateneo’s coaching staff was questioning what appeared to be metal pieces on the left knee brace of Akhuetie. “You’re asking not to play by the rules. You’re making it out as we’re to blame. Know what you’ve done,” head coach Tab Baldwin was heard telling referees over broadcast. Akhuetie was wearing a reinforced brace four days after he sustained a hyperextended left knee in Game 1. Initially, the league doctor allowed him to play with it, but the Blue Eagles made it known that league rules state that braces made of leather, plastic, metal, or any hard substance, even if covered with soft padding is not allowed. Here’s the FIBA rule pic.twitter.com/6BetUDgeiu — Adrian Dy (@chinoyhoopsfan) Disyembre 5, 2018 Not long after, game officials approached the UP bench to tell Akhuetie that he needs to remove the reinforced brace. “Kailangan po niyang tanggalin para makalaro,” a referee was head telling head coach Bo Perasol. Akhuetie only heeded the call. The game tipped off at 4:40, 10 minutes later than the scheduled tip-off of 4:30. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Philippines: No other option but thru backdoor

All is not lost, but Gilas Pilipinas would now need to sweep two games away from home to get a shot at a backdoor entry in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Gilas: Finding the right mix

Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao is mulling the fielding of a smaller pool of players after chemistry issues hounded the team in its dismal showing in the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Gilas: Finding the right mix Source link: Gilas: Finding the right mix.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

Gilas ‘bad boyz’ ready for duty, says Andray Blatche

Naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche said he and his former Gilas Pilipinas teammates Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo are "ready" for another tour of duty for the Philippine team. The 32-year-old Blatche even dubbed the three of them as "the bad boyz" in a post on his Instagram account Tuesday afternoon less than 24 hours since Gilas bowed to Iran in heartbreaking fashion in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. READ:Despite Gilas' 0-2 home stand, Yeng Guiao 'no regrets' over exclusion of Andray Blatche   View this post on Instagram   3 of us are missing I'm sure they ready as well let's do...Keep on reading: Gilas ‘bad boyz’ ready for duty, says Andray Blatche.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

Iran Qualifies for 2019 FIBA World Cup Ticket

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian national basketball team beat the Philippines 78-70 in the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena.- Sports news - The.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

June Mar on crucial missed free throws: 'Mintis lang talaga'

MANILA, Philippines --- After Jayson Castro beat the shot clock for an incredible three-pointer giving Gilas Pilipinas a 68-67 lead, the Blur found June Mar Fajardo down low for a possible score and a three-point advantage. Fajardo tried to dunk it but he missed. He was fouled though and June Mar had the chance to score the two points from the free throw line. Up one with 2:20 left in the game, the reigning four-time PBA MVP missed both. While Fajardo would redeem himself a couple of plays later, giving the Philippines its last lead of the game, 70-69, in the final minute, those two missed free throws would prove to be costly for Gilas Pilipinas and Iran would eventually go on to win with a final 9-0 blast. "Wala, nag-mintis lang talaga," Fajardo said when asked the free throws. "Nakaka-frustrate." Gilas Pilipinas has now lost back-to-back home games and each time, the national team had the chance to win. The Philippines just failed to execute down the stretch. "Nakakapanghinayang," Fajardo said. "Nandun na tayo, may chance tayo manalo. Na-shoot lang din nila yung mga crucial shots nila," he added. Gilas Pilipinas is now in danger of missing the FIBA World Cup. But as the national team deals with this disappointing loss, June Mar says all is not lost just yet. "Kailangan ng time, kasi galing kami sa iba-ibang sistema. Yun lang sinasabi ni coach, kailangan talaga mag-adapt agad kasi short period lang yung preparation. Nakakalungkot pero mananalo tayo as a team, matatalo tayo as a team," he said. "Kailangan matuto tayo sa game na ito," June Mar added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Defiant Guiao keeps fate in Gilas World Cup bid: 'Alam ko kaya pa natin'

MANILA, Philippines --- When Yeng Guiao took over Gilas Pilipinas, his "contract" was to run until the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. However, there's a very good chance that the Philippines might not even make it there. If that's the case, coach Yeng will step down from his post on his own. "When I took on this job, I stated very clearly that my objective and our goal is to bring this team to the World Cup," Guiao said. "I also stated that if I cannot bring this team to the World Cup, I'll walk away," he added. After Monday's crushing loss to Iran, Gilas falls out of Group F's top-3 for the first time. The Philippines has an even 5-5 record following back-to-back defeats and the country trails Australia (9-1), Iran (7-3), and Japan (6-4) in the standings. Only the top-3 move on to the World Cup and the Boomers have already secured their slot. The best fourth placed team also moves on but the fate of the two teams that happen to place in the top-4 in both groups will rely on China's final placing. As hosts, the Chinese have a sure slot in the 2019 World Cup. If China makes it to the top-3 of Group E, both fourth placed teams move on. China is currently no. 3 in Group E with a 6-4 mark. Still, while a chance to mak it to the World Cup is ever present, it doesn't take away from the disaster that was Gilas Pilipinas' final two home games in these Asian Qualifiers. "Well, of course we're disappointed, not just about the match but for the whole window," Guiao said after the Iran loss, which came days after the shock upset at the hands of Kazakhstan. "I still feel this is a strong team. I still feel if the chances are slimmer going to the World Cup but I still feel we can do it. Alam kong kaya pa rin natin," Guiao added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Gilas collapses, yields to Iran

In a virtual repeat of their previous match, Gilas Pilipinas played tough almost throughout versus mighty Iran but floundered at the finish, thus falling on the brink of elimination in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Must win last two games

In a virtual repeat of their previous match, Gilas Pilipinas played tough almost throughout versus mighty Iran but floundered at the finish, thus falling on the brink of elimination in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Brownlee to Philippine team is ‘one option,’ says Guiao

National team head coach Yeng Guiao is open to tapping the services of Justin Brownlee as Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player in the future. Guiao bared the intriguing recourse Monday night following the Philippines’ gut-wrenching loss to Iran in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers that sent the Filipinos staggering to fourth… link: Brownlee to Philippine team is ‘one option,’ says Guiao.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

Iran Qualifies for 2019 FIBA World Cup Ticket

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian national basketball team beat the Philippines 78-70 in the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena.- Sports news - The.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Gilas Pilipinas falls to Iran anew, goes 0-2 at home

Gilas Pilipinas faltered when it mattered most and dropped a 70-78 decision to Iran in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers Monday night before a stunned crowd at Mall of Asia Arena. The Filipinos took an eight point lead in the fourth quarter but it only set up a spirited comeback from the Iranians led by their prolific swingman Mohammad Jamshidi. It was a heartbreaking and costly loss for the Philippines, which slipped to fourth place in Group F after going 0-2 at home following a stunning loss to Kazakhstan last Friday. Jayson Castro led Gilas Pilipinas with 19 points in just his first game back after serving a three-game suspension for his involvement ...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas falls to Iran anew, goes 0-2 at home.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

Gilas collapses, falls to Iranians

Gilas Pilipinas suffered a massive breakdown down the stretch to yield a frustrating 70-78 decision against an undermanned Iran squad to go winless at home in the fifth window of the Asian qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Déjà vu: Iran breaks Gilas hearts anew

The Philippines suffered another another disappointing loss, this time to a visiting Iran side, 70-78, for a winless run in their home campaign in the Asian qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Arwind Santos ready to help Gilas bounce back vs Iran

Arwind Santos is hoping for a last hurrah in helping the Philippines not only bounce back from a disappointing loss to Kazakhstan, 92-88, last November 30, but also qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News