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Clarkson to carry Philippine flag again in 2019 SEAG?

Philippine sports officials hope Jordan Clarkson’s stint with Team Philippines in international meets doesn’t end here......»»

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Finally, Clarkson to be unleashed as Team Philippines clashes with China

Jordan Clarkson, eager to play for the Philippines from his Los Angeles Lakers days, finally struts his stuffs in the country’s blue and white uniform as the Philippines quintet clashes with China......»»

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Jordan Clarkson likens being PH flagbearer to being in NBA finals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9fYjPtE74 Jakarta, Indonesia --- Jordan Clarkson says playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals a few months ago was a "great experience." Being the flagbearer at the opening of the Asian Games may have matched it. "It was probably one of the happiest days I've had in my career, in my life," Clarkson said Sunday, a day after the opening ceremony in the Indonesian capital. "Just seeing everybody's face, how happy everybody was." Clarkson has an American father, and a mother with Filipino roots, which qualifies him to play for the Philippines at the Asian Games. The team takes on tournament favorite China on Tuesday. Clarkson lo...Keep on reading: Jordan Clarkson likens being PH flagbearer to being in NBA finals.....»»

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Clarkson: Being Philippines flagbearer ranks with NBA…

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Jordan Clarkson says playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals a few months ago was a ‘great experience.’ Being the flagbearer at the opening of the Source link link: Clarkson: Being Philippines flagbearer ranks with NBA….....»»

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Clarkson to carry Philippine flag again in 2019 SEAG?

Philippine sports officials hope Jordan Clarkson’s stint with Team Philippines in international meets doesn’t end here. Source link link: Clarkson to carry Philippine flag again in 2019 SEAG?.....»»

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Clarkson calls on NBA to free players for global tournaments – Manila Video

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson has called on the NBA to let players compete in more global tournaments to boost the sport’s popularity worldwide, ahead of his first appearance for the Philippines at the Asian Games source link: Clarkson calls on NBA to free players for global tournaments – Manila Video.....»»

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Clarkson: Being Philippines flagbearer ranks with NBA...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Jordan Clarkson says playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals a few months ago was a 'great experience.' Being the flagbearer at the opening of the.....»»

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Clarkson: Being Philippines flagbearer ranks with NBA finals

Jordan Clarkson says playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals a few months ago was a "great experience.".....»»

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Gilas seen to perform beyond expectations

Four days with Jordan Clarkson in training, coach Yeng Guiao and the rest of the members of the Philippine quintet are all in high spirits, seeing signs of performing beyond expectations in the 18th Asian Games here......»»

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Powerhouse China quiet on hoops front

While media has been in a frenzy over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson’s arrival to play for the Philippines, there is no hype surrounding China’s preparations for its basketball debut against Gilas tomorrow at the Indonesia Asian Games......»»

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PH duel vs China ‘just another game’ for debuting Clarkson

JAKARTA---For someone whom Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao described as one that "could break down any defense at will," Jordan Clarkson looked so passive offensively in practiceSundayafternoon he bordered on being boring. Guiao, though, in the very short time that he has handled the Cleveland star in the NBA, knows exactly what Clarkson is up to. "It seems as if he's trying to gauge his teammates," Guiao told Filipino scribes who were in Day 4 of the Clarkson watch, as Gilas practiced for two solid hours in preparation for a mammoth contest with tournament favorite China happeningTuesdayafternoon. "You can see him passing more often than taking a shot because he's trying to find o...Keep on reading: PH duel vs China ‘just another game’ for debuting Clarkson.....»»

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GALLERY: Clarkson leads PH delegation as Asian Games kicks off

Filipino-American basketball star Jordan Clarkson led the way for the 270-plus Filipino athletes in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta, Indone.....»»

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LOOK: PH s Asian Games flag-bearer Clarkson clad in Barong Tagalog

Before Jordan Clarkson puts on the Philippines' nifty basketball uniforms on Tuesday, the Filipino-American basketball star gets to wear the country's national costume first.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 19th, 2018Related News

Clarkson on flag-bearing duty for opening ceremonies: I m excited, honored

Jordan Clarkson (right) shares a light moment with teammates (from left) Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi and Stanley Pringle. --MUSONG R. CASTILLO JAKARTA--Before Jordan Clarkson makes his first ba.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

DLSU’s Bartlett wins UAAP Hoop Challenge

LA SALLE’s Jordan Bartlett turned back University of the Philippines prized recruit Kobe Paras, 11-8, to rule the UAAP Last One Standing 1-on-1 Hoop Challenge at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium Friday night. Undefeated in five contests, Bartlett pulled all the stops to claim the bragging rights as the….....»»

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LOOK: Philippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the op…

LOOK: Philippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. (📷: CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP) Source link: LOOK: Philippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the op….....»»

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Breaking Down Gilas vs Kazakhstan

From the get-go, it was obvious that this iteration of Gilas Pilipinas would be a bit different. Coach Yeng Guiao, who could have opted on a more offensively potent starting unit, decided to go with familiarity and defense, starting three players from the Rain or Shine core in Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi, and Beau Belga, and inserting JP Erram at center and Stanley Pringle at the point guard spot. The effect was immediately evident, as the corner triple from Norwood off a Pringle assist in the first play of the game set the tone. The trio of Norwood-Ahanmisi-Pringle showed why they are probably one of the strongest, more athletic, quick, and defensive-minded perimeter trios that Gilas has fielded in recent years. Practically switching everything on the outside, they did not allow Kazakhstan any room to operate, nor to get any rhythm from the field while forcing multiple turnovers, with Ahanmisi getting two steals that led to transition layups early. It was a 12-2 start for the Philippines before Kazakhstan could blink. The only thing going for the opposing team was their offensive rebounding, albeit these only prevented further transition baskets from the Philippines, as the Kazakhs couldn’t convert on the put backs. One thing Gilas has to adjust to however, is the way the international referees call the game, as their bigs – Almazan and Belga – got into foul trouble early, and penalty situation allowed Kazakhstan to make some headway from the line despite shooting just 1/13 from the field in the first. It was a low scoring first quarter, with Gilas held scoreless for the last 4 minutes and Kazakhstan unable to capitalize on the penalty situation, missing multiple charities. The quarter ended 16-9, Philippines. The second quarter started with Kazakhstan giving up their 7th turnover, which would be a recurring theme throughout the game thanks to Gilas’ defensive pressure. With 6 steals through the first 15 minutes of the game, Gilas prevented their opponents from getting any rhythm offensively, despite Rustam Yergali coming out more aggressive on the offensive end.  James Yap came off the bench and poured in 7 points in the first half, hitting 1 of Gilas’ 6 first half triples. They were 6/19 from deep while holding Kazakhstan, who is known for their outside shooting, to 1/12 at the half. Defense was once again the key in the 2nd quarter, as Gilas allowed just 11 Kazakhstan points, with themselves scoring 25. They forced 15 turnovers with 11 steals total in the first half, scoring 18 turnover points as a result; while they themselves committed just 5 turnovers, yielding 0 turnover points for the Kazakhs. The only downside was they gave up 18 freethrows to Kazakhstan, who luckily only converted on 11 of them. The half ended with the Philippines holding a commanding 21-pt lead, 41-20. Stanley Pringle was impressive to say the least, running the offense and controlling the pace of the game, living up to the all the accolades thrown his way prior to the Asiad. Kazakhstan came out of the halftime huddle with a lot more urgency, employing full court pressure all throughout the 3rd quarter, and outscoring Gilas 9-5 in the first 2 1/2 minutes. They also continued to hold the rebounding edge, especially on the offensive glass. While the Philippines continued to pressure defensively, doubling the ballscreens, Kazakhstan was able to adjust, hitting the rolling big man on multiple occasions for easy undergoal baskets. It was here that Fil-German Standhardinger went to work, getting offensive rebounds and scoring on back-to-back baskets midway through the 3rd, despite picking up his fourth personal with still 4 minutes left in the quarter. This turned out to be Kazakhstan’s best quarter, and the only one where the breached the 20-pt mark, outscoring Gilas 23-20. Whether it was the adrenaline rush with the arrival of Jordan Clarkson in the venue or an earful from Coach Yeng at the end of the third, Gilas started out much better in the fourth, with Pringle once again leading the charge. He hit back-to-back baskets to get to his game high 18pts to start the fourth period; while Almazan – who had multiple skirmishes throughout the game – also hit back-to-back baskets. By the time Paul Lee hit his 3rd consecutive triple midway through the fourth – his only field goals of the game – the game had been blown wide open on a Gilas 20-9 fourth quarter run, 81-52. At that point everyone started getting into the scoring picture while they kept the defensive intensity and held Kazakhstan to just 16 points in the fourth for an emphatic 96-59 opening day win. It was an impressive start to the tournament for Gilas, despite the absence of Kazakhstan’s best player due to injury, and more so with all that had happened prior to arriving in Indonesia. They now have four days to prepare for a key matchup with powerhouse China. With Clarkson, they get not just another elite athlete on the perimeter, but a legitimate NBA talent in his prime. It will take a lot more than that however, as the game against Kazakhstan showed. There will be no room for error against the huge and athletic Chinese frontline, and their younger guards. Defensively they’ll have to communicate as well, if not better; and our bigs will have to work extra hard to box out their Chinese counterparts. We can’t give up too many fouls, as the Chinese are tremendously better free throw shooters, and putting our already thin frontline in foul trouble will further limit their ability to implement Coach Yeng’s defensive gameplan. Offensively, I’m confident we have the talent to compete or even surpass China in the perimeter, and everyone knows Coach Yeng is a master at bringing out the best in his players. If our guards can wreak havoc and break China’s perimeter defense, and we’ll be able to get open looks both inside and out. If our bigs, Belga, Erram, Standhardinger, Almazan, and Taulava can limit China’s 2nd chance opportunities and give us a decent amount of 2nd looks, then we definitely have a shot. This Gilas squad definitely looks promising. I’m sure glad we decided to send one.  .....»»

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Michael B. Jordan meets fan who took a cardboard cut-out of him as prom date

Michael B. Jordan meets fan who took a cardboard cut-out of him as prom date.....»»

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Guiao confident Clarkson can catch on to system ahead of China game

Head coach Yeng Guiao, assistant coach Caloy Garcia and Gilas player Jordan Clarkson. POOL PHOTO JAKARTA--Yeng Guiao was honest enough to admit that he was surprised at how his rag-tag version of a.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

NBA star Jordan Clarkson tries six oversized barongs

Fil-Am cager Jordan Clarkson will be trying out six new Barong Tagalogs to fit his size as he takes the spotlight as the country’s standard-bearer in tonight’s opening ceremonies of the 18th Asian Games at the sprawling Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here. Source link link: NBA star Jordan Clarkson tries six oversized barongs.....»»

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