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FIBA cancels Indonesia game

A plan to pit Gilas against Indonesia in the second FIBA Asia Cup qualifying window was recently ditched after the SBP raised a red flag to question the propriety of advancing the game from its original schedule in February next year......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarNov 25th, 2020

Jordan Clarkson debuts for Gilas Pilipinas 2 years ago today

Jordan Clarkson to Gilas Pilipinas will be one of those storylines that will persist until it gets a definitive resolution. It’s either JC plays for the national team as a local or not. Time may be running out to really have him play for the national team at his peak too as Clarkson is not exactly getting any younger. JC will be in his early 30s in the next FIBA World Cup co-hosted by the Philippines. Nevertheless, it’s not like JC to Gilas has been a totally fruitless endeavor. Clarkson earned a national team spot and played his first game for Gilas exactly two years ago today. In the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Clarkson debuted for the Philippine national team against China. [Related: ASIAN GAMES: Did Clarkson pass the China test?] Clarkson poured 28 points, 16 in a sensational third-quarter rally for the Philippines. Unfortunately, Gilas lost the game, 80-82. JC with Gilas also lost their next game to South Korea, ending the team’s medal hopes. Fortunately, Clarkson maintained a strong performance for the Gilas Pilipinas and he did lead the Philippines to a respectable 5th place finish, the highest Asian Games finish for the country in 16 years. [Related: By the Numbers: Jordan Clarkson's first Gilas Pilipinas stint] Whether or not Clarkson makes it back to Gilas Pilipinas will be a question that will be continually asked until the powers that be can provide a definite resolution. Still, Clarkson at least got to play one tournament for Gilas, and it all started on this day two years ago.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

November road games vs. Korea, Thailand loom over Gilas Pilipinas

Unless FIBA actually makes an official announcement, the November games of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers should be treated as if they're actually going to take place. As it stands, Gilas Pilipinas is set for a pair of road games against Thailand and South Korea in about four months time. However, the Gilas program has been pretty much stopped since a 100-70 road win against Indonesia back in February. "May FIBA qualifier pa kasi dapat sa November, wala pa sinasabing cancellation. If you look at the schedule, nandoon pa. We're supposed to be playing," SBP director of operations Butch Antonio said during the recent Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. "We have to keep that in mind. We have to make sure that it's in our awareness na meron dapat tayong paghandaan," he added. Aside from the possibility of playing in November, Gilas still has to address its lack of an actual head coach. TNT's Mark Dickel handled the team on an interim basis during in the Indonesia game back in February but upon arriving from Jakarta, there have been no updates from the national team, let alone practices, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We will still have to set a meeting with Coach Tab to see how we can progress from here," Antonio said on the Gilas coaching search. "Wala right now. Kailangan pa pag-usapan ng SBP management yun," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Ph Sweeps Indonesia in FIBA Esports Open

The Philippines completed a 5-0 sweep of Indonesia in the FIBA Esports Open after a 71-35 rout to finish their five-game series on Sunday night. Already clinching the Southeast Asian Conference title the night prior, the Filipino side still went for broke in the final game, although it had to repulse Indonesia late in Game […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

E-Gilas Pilipinas completes 5-0 sweep over Indonesia

By WAYLON GALVEZ     E-Gilas Pilipinas capped its dominating campaign with a bang by clobbering Indonesia, 71-35, in Game 5 to complete a series sweep in the region in the FIBA Esports Open 2020 Sunday night. Rial Polog Jr. collected 25 points to lead the national team for the third straight match, while Aljon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

E-Gilas reasserts mastery over Indonesia, completes sweep 

E-Gilas Pilipinas made it a 5-0 sweep of Team Indonesia in the FIBA Esports Open 2020 after a 71-35 victory in Game Five on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

Perfect E-Gilas takes SEA title in FIBA Esports Open

Another day, another perfect performance for E-Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA ESports Open 2020. The Philippines beat Indonesia twice Saturday in the NBA 2K Pro-Am mode, a repeat of Friday's results. E-Gilas won the third game, 66-34, to formally win the Southeast Asian Conference title. Later, the Philippines won another lopsided game, 79-44, for the national team's best win. E-Gilas is now +128 in the four games they've won. Making up E-Gilas' lineup are Rial Polog, Custer "Aguilar" Galas, Philippe "Izzo" Alcaraz IV, Aljon "Shintarou" Cruzin, and Clark Banzon. David "Alt" Timajo and Rocky "Rak" Brana are designated as reserves.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

E-Gilas sweeps Indonesia in Day 1 of FIBA online tourney

Aljon "Shintarou" Cruzin and Custer "Aguila" Galas combined forces in the second half of Game 2 to pull away and finish with the huge lead in both games. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

E-Gilas blasts Indonesia twice to start FIBA Esports Open 2020

Just like their real-life basketball counterparts, E-Gilas Pilipinas is on the board in FIBA competition by taking down Indonesia first. The Philippines won its first pair of games Friday in the FIBA ESports Open 2020. Playing the ProAm mode of NBA 2K, E-Gilas blasted Indonesia in their first game, 56-29. Less than an hour later, the Philippines beat Indonesia again, 64-30, for a 2-0 mark. Making up E-Gilas' lineup are Rial Polog, Custer "Aguilar" Galas, Philippe "Izzo" Alcaraz IV, Aljon "Shintarou" Cruzin, and Clark Banzon. David "Alt" Timajo and Rocky "Rak" Brana are designated as reserves. The Philippines will take on Indonesia for three more games in the FIBA ESports Open 2020.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Philippines to take part in inaugural FIBA Esports Open

MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, has announced the launch of its first-ever international esports competition for national teams, the FIBA Esports Open 2020. FIBA is thrilled to be joining the esports movement together with its National member Federations, as part of this pilot project. This inaugural series of exhibition e-basketball games will take place from June 19 to 21, 2020. The national teams participating include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Cyprus, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine. Each team will consist of seven players, five on the court and two reserves. Games will be played remotely on NBA 2K using the Pro-AM mode and allowing full customization of player avatars, uniforms and arena designs. Click here to view the FIBA Esports Open 2020 schedule. The entire FIBA Esports Open 2020 series will be produced from the brand-new FIBA Esports Studio located in Riga, Latvia, with a daily four-hour show featuring up to six games. Each game will be livestreamed on FIBA's Facebook, Twitch and YouTube channels with live commentary in English. "FIBA is extremely proud and excited to start its esports journey with the FIBA Esports Open 2020, a pilot project of exhibition games between national teams in collaboration with NBA 2K," said Frank Leenders, FIBA Media and Marketing Services Director General. "The esports initiative was identified by the FIBA Central Board as important and consistent with the strategic objective to enlarge the FIBA Family. In these challenging times, we feel encouraged by the enthusiasm of some of our National Federations who are already active in this space and have been our charter partners during the last few months." "NBA 2K is honored to partner with FIBA in creating the FIBA Esports Open 2020, " stated Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations at 2K. "Through these matches, we’re excited to be able to celebrate the global appeal of basketball.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2020

By the Numbers: Jordan Clarkson s first Gilas Pilipinas stint

Jordan Clarkson just celebrated his 28th birthday, which means he'll still be at or near his prime when the Philippines hosts the main card of the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Clarkson's inclusion to the Philippine national team has been quite the topic for a long time now. For all the attention the topic has received, JC only did suit up for Gilas Pilipinas that one time during the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. Clarkson's final statline for his first Gilas Pilipinas stint was 26 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and an even 2-2 record. Here's Jordan's game-by-game record for Gilas Pilipinas. Here's to hoping we could see more in the future.   Jordan Clarkson for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2018 Asian Games: vs. China (80-82) 28 points 8 rebounds 4 assists 5 3-point field goals 2 steals vs. South Korea (82-91) 25 points 8 rebounds 3 assists 1 steal vs. Japan (113-80) 22 points 6 rebounds 9 assists 1 block vs. Syria (109-55) 29 points 4 rebounds 6 assists 5 3-point field goals   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Whatever happened to Gilas Pilipinas 1.0?

Since program’s inception, Gilas Pilipinas has been the name associated with the Philippine men’s basketball team. It gave the national team the identity it has used for a decade already. Gilas has gone through many iterations, but the current lineup, regardless of who the players are, only go by the general “Gilas” term. But early in the program’s history, each team went by a specific number, unofficially used by pretty much everyone to distinguish the teams that competed in different tournaments. It made sense too, since each team had a completely different identity. In later years, Gilas has improved in using the program as a way to ensure national basketball continuity. Nevertheless, each of the earlier Gilas versions had their success and failures. Here’s what happened to each of them.   Whatever happened to Gilas 1.0? Main tournament: 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships @ Wuhan, China Prize: 1 automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics Result: 4th place (lost to Jordan in semis, lost to South Korea in bronze medal game) Head coach: Rajko Toroman Coach Rajko’s previous history before becoming the first coach of the Gilas program was leading Iran to its first-ever Olympics appearance in Beijing just four years prior. Toroman was tasked to lead another national team to the Olympics, but his Philippine team mostly made up of amateur stars fell two wins short of London. Coach Rajko’s Gilas stint ended after the 2011 Asian Championships. He’s still recently connected to the Philippine team, albeit this time as an opponent. He now coaches Indonesia and his national team took on Gilas last December in the SEA Games in in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers last February.   The Players: #4 Mark Barroca After his unceremonious exit from FEU, Mark Barroca was selected into the original Gilas team and was a major revelation especially during the national team’s earlier tune-up games against PBA teams and when they actually went to the semifinals of the 2011 Commissioner’s Cup. After their semifinals stint in Wuhan, Barroca was part of the loaded 2011 Gilas Draft, picked 5th by Shopinas before being shipped to B-Meg. Barroca has stayed with the Purefoods franchise since, a 6-time PBA champion and two-time Finals MVP. He won the Grand Slam with the team in 2014. #5 Asi Taulava Asi was one of the PBA players chosen to reinforce a mostly-amateur Gilas team in 2011. At the time, Taulava was a Meralco Bolt but would become an ABL MVP and champion with San Miguel Beer in the ABL two years later. The 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships was Asi’s third straight appearance in the tournament. He was with the 2007 team in Tokushima and was also part of the 2009 team that competed in Tianjin. While Taulava was already almost 40 here, it won’t be his last stint with Gilas Pilipinas just yet. #6 Jvee Casio The former La Salle star was one of the main pillars of the original Gilas team, putting off the PBA Draft for two years in order to play for the national team. Proof of Casio’s standing in the original Gilas team was him being selected first overall during the 2011 Draft. With the Powerade Tigers, Casio, with Gilas teammate Marcio Lassiter, made the Philippine Cup Finals as a no. 8 seed in 2012. In 2013, Casio won his first and so far, only title in the Commissioner’s Cup with the Alaska Aces. #7 Jimmy Alapag Alapag was one of the three TNT players in the original Gilas team. It was Jimmy’s first stint in the national team since 2007. He was not chosen for the 2009 FIBA-Asia Championships. Jimmy didn’t see heavy minutes with the original Gilas, but he was the national team’s most reliable marksman and shot 40 percent from deep. Seeing action in 2011 means that Alapag is a Gilas original, and his first appearance with the program would not be his last, it’s also not his best. #8 Chris Tiu Arguably the face of Gilas Pilipinas when the program first started, Chris Tiu went from a successful UAAP career in Ateneo to being captain of the national team. Tiu didn’t play the most minutes and didn’t have the best numbers, but he probably put in the most work out of everyone for the original Gilas team. After Gilas, Tiu joined the PBA Draft in 2012 and was selected by Rain or Shine. He won the Commissioner’s Cup title in 2016 and retired from basketball after the 2018 season. #9 Japeth Aguilar Japeth Aguilar was still pretty raw during 2011 for the original Gilas team. In Wuhan, he played the least out of all the players, appearing in only five games. Nevertheless, Aguilar would become a constant for the national team after his first stint in 2009. Aguilar would find his way to Ginebra in the PBA and won four of his five titles with the team. He’s the league’s most recent Finals MVP and is still playing for Gilas Pilipinas. #10 Mac Baracael Mac Baracael making the original Gilas team was a miracle all in itself. After being shot in the back as an FEU Tamaraw, Baracael made a full recovery and was selected into the national team and was a role player in the 2011 Asian Championships. Baracael was taken 6th by Alaska in the 2011 Draft and had a short but mostly solid but forgettable career in the league. #11 Marcus Douthit Marcus Douthit was the solid rock that formed the foundation of the original Gilas Pilipinas team. After a long search, the national team tapped the former Providence center as naturalized player and in his first Asian Championships, Douthit didn’t disappoint. “Kuya Marcus” led the tournament in both points and rebounds, averaging 21.9 points per game and 12.2 rebounds. He was also tied for third in blocks with 1.7 rejections per outing. Douthit was already 31 at the time, but he most definitely proved that the Gilas program can work and the national team can be successful if you put a solid anchor around the country’s most skilled players. #12 Kelly Williams In his first and only stint with Gilas Pilipinas, Kelly Williams started at power forward. At this point in his career, Williams wasn’t exactly the player that took the PBA by storm and won MVP in his second season, but he was still explosive enough to give the national team quality minutes. Kelly’s role with the original Gilas has mostly mirrored his career in his later years, being the scrappy veteran at forward for teams with younger, faster players. #13 Marcio Lassiter Despite not playing in Gilas’ first two games of the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships due to eligibility issues, Lassiter ended up as the national team’s second leading scorer behind Douthit. Marcio actually struggled shooting in his Gilas Pilipinas debut, shooting less than 40 percent from the field and a woeful 21 percent from deep. Regardless, he was seen as the future of the national team, and it’s quite unfortunate that it took him a while to get back after his initial stint in Wuhan. In the PBA, Lassiter was picked 4th in the 2011 Draft by Powerade, joining Gilas teammate and no. 1 pick Jvee Casrio. Marcio was later traded to San Miguel and is now an 8-time champion. #14 Chris Lutz Like Lassiter, Chris Lutz missed two games in Wuhan due to eligibility issues. Like Lassiter, Lutz also struggled shooting the ball once he did play and wound up with the least total points for the original Gilas Pilipinas in 2011. Regardless, Lutz was a highly-touted recruit and was picked 3rd by San Miguel (then known as Petron) in the 2011 Draft and went on to average 15.4 points and 3.5 assists in his rookie year. However, Lutz’ career in the PBA ended up being short, as injuries ended up being his downfall. He was officially traded to Meralco in 2017, but is yet to resurface. #15 Ranidel De Ocampo RDO partnered with TNT teammate Kelly Williams to for a reliable power forward duo for the original Gilas Pilipinas. Never the flashy one, De Ocampo would become a reliable contributor for Gilas for years to come, and the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships was first proof of that. RDO was top-5 in points, rebounds, and assists for Gilas Pilipinas in 2011.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

FIBA: What s next for Gilas Pilipinas after road win vs. Indonesia?

Gilas Pilipinas' road to the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup is officially underway following Sunday's road win against Indonesia. What's next for the Philippines now though? Gilas' next official game will be in nine months. The Philippines will take on longtime nemesis South Korea on the road on November 27. The Korea game will officially kick off the second window for Gilas as the national team will be in Thailand on Nov. 30 to battle the Thais. By February 2021, Gilas will be at home, hosting Indonesia on Feb. 18. Finally, on Feb. 21, Gilas Pilipinas will end the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers with a grudge match against South Korea in Manila. Gilas' one and only home game in 2020 is also on the horizon. The Philippines was supposed to host Thailand last Feb. 20 at the Big Dome but the game was cancelled for a later date due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. "Whenever that game is, we're definitely gonna be ready," Mark Dickel said on the cancelled Thailand game, which is part of his original assignment as interim head coach of the national team. "SBP, MVP, everybody is totally committed to making this thing work. We're not gonna be unprepared," Dickel added. There's no official announcement from FIBA yet regarding the new Gilas-Thailand showdown in Manila. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

FIBA By the Numbers: The future is now for Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas' new era is off to a fine start thanks to the national team's impressive road win against Indonesia to open the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. With a relatively younger group than that previous iterations, Gilas took a while to get going but got the job done without too much trouble in the fourth quarter nonetheless. Pending new announcements for their cancelled home game against Thailand, the Indonesia road win is Gilas' last game and we'll have to wait a good nine months before the national team takes the court again. [Related: FIBA: Thirdy stars as Gilas pulls away late in win over Indonesia] With that, here's a nice ol' By the Numbers to help ease us through a much-needed Gilas break.   23 Total points for Thirdy Ravena in his first game back in Gilas Pilipinas. Thirdy just added to his stock as the most coveted Pinoy prospect outside of Kai Sotto with this performance with the national team. Ravena led Gilas with 23 points, all in the first three quarters of the win against Indonesia. Up until the national team opened the floodgates in the fourth quarter, it was Thirdy that was getting buckets for Gilas, keeping Indonesia at bay. On top of his 23 points, Thirdy also had eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocks. The future is now for the former Blue Eagle.   11 Total players in the scoring column for Gilas Pilipinas in the win against Indonesia. Thirdy's scoring outburst kept the Philippines ahead, but Gilas' balanced attack eventually overwhelmed the hosts in Sunday's 30-point win. RR Pogoy got hot in the fourth and finished with 16 points while CJ Perez, Kiefer Ravena, and Juan Gomez de Liano all scored in double figures as well. Only Isaac Go didn't score for Gilas but he did have seven rebounds in almost eight minutes of action.   15 Total steals for Gilas Pilipinas against Indonesia. Interim head coach Mark Dickel likes his team to play defense and that was pretty evident in the way Gilas was aggressive in their first game to start the Asia Cup qualifiers. Gilas recorded 15 steals in a game where Indonesia had 16 turnovers. Seven players had at least one takeaway with CJ Perez and Kiefer Ravena leading the national team with four steals each. Dwight Ramos and Poy Erram had two apiece.   32 Largest lead of the night for Gilas Pilipinas. Indonesia was within four, 51-55, late in the third before Gilas ended the quarter with a 12-2 blitz for a 67-53 lead. Come the fourth quarter, RR Pogoy started out hot and Kiefer Ravena and CJ Perez helped add the finishing touches as the national team cruised to a big road win in the Asia Cup qualifiers.   26 Total fouls on Gilas Pilipinas. It wasn't all smooth sailing for Gilas as the Pinoys were called for a grand total of 26 fouls Sunday. Early penalty situation in the second and third quarters allowed Indonesia to stick around as they connected on 20 out of 23 free throws. Eight Gilas players had at least two fouls though no player fouled out.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

FIBA: Thirdy stars as Gilas pulls away late in win over Indonesia

A ton of fouls and early penalty situation for two straight quarters slowed down Gilas Pilipinas but the national team got the job done on the road nonetheless. The Philippines is on the board in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, pulling away late from Indonesia to score a 100-70 win Sunday at the Britama Arena in Jakarta. Thirdy Ravena starred for Gilas Pilipinas, leading the national team with 23 points on 50 percent shooting. He also had eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 23 minutes off the bench. As Gilas struggled with its foul situation in the second and third quarters, keeping Indonesia dangerously close, it was Thirdy that was getting buckets for the Philippines. An Arki Wisnu layup put Indonesia within four, 51-55, but that proved to be the closest the hosts would get as the Philippines responded with a 12-2 run to close the third. Gilas finally pulled away in the fourth quarter, leading by as many as 32 points for the win. RR Pogoy started to open the floodgates for the Philippines, scoring nine of his 16 points early in the quarter. Kiefer Ravena and CJ Perez helped add the finishing touches in Gilas Pilipinas' first win of these qualifiers. After Thirdy and Pogoy, Perez scored 11 for Gilas while Kiefer and Juan Gomez de Liano added 10 points each. Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa led all scorers with 28 points for Indonesia while Abraham Grahita added 17 points for the hosts. With the win, Gilas joins longtime nemesis South Korea for the early lead in Group A standings with indentical 1-0 records. Pending new updates on Gilas Pilipinas cancelled home game against Thailand, the national team's next official dates for these qualifiers will come in November. The Philippines will be on the road against South Korea on Nov. 27 and against Thailand on Nov. 30.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Gilas youth crew raring to go

The Gilas youth brigade is ready for their baptism of fire in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers game against Indonesia tomorrow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

FIBA: New Gilas excited to prove worth as Asia Cup qualifiers near

The reality of the situation is setting in for Gilas Pilipinas. On Thursday evening, the national team got one of their last practices in before they leave for Indonesia Friday to start the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. With a final 12-man lineup on deck, Gilas went to work with a pretty simple goal in mind. "I expect it to be a difficult game, but it will be really good for us," interim head coach Mark Dickel said. "I feel like the last couple of weeks in practice, we've made good strides. Sunday's a chance to prove that," he added. The national team will squeeze one more practice in Manila on Friday before leaving for Indonesia. They'll take as many chances as they get to try and get the final 12 going as one cohesive unit. "We're getting an idea, but we don't really have a whole lot of preparation time to go into it." Dickel said. "We're just excited. I think we'll play a good game on Sunday," he added. Dickel still has his concerns over the national team but the confidence with his current group is prevailing over any doubts. "You're always concerned because you don't know how it's gonna look in the game, but I'm feeling more and more confident each day," he said. "The guys seem to understand more what we're trying to get them to do," Dickel added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Balance of youth, experience as Gilas unveils Final 12 for Indonesia game

MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas will tap into its wealth of experience when it goes up against Indonesia this Sunday, February 23, 2020, for the last remaining match in the first window of the Fiba Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers. Kiefer Ravena, the selection’s skipper, leads a cast of six other pros and five amateurs for the tussle […] The post Balance of youth, experience as Gilas unveils Final 12 for Indonesia game appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

SBP bares Gilas Final 12 for 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers

Kiefer Ravena bannered the list of players who made the final Gilas lineup set to play in a road game against Indonesia on Feb. 23 to start the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. Gilas head coach Mark Dickel bared the composition of the 12-man squad on Wednesday night after the team’s training. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas formally announced the composition of the team through their Twitter account. Our #GilasPilipinas Men’s Team versus Indonesia for the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifier game this February 23 ! ???????? #LabanPilipinas #ParaSaBayan #SBP pic.twitter.com/FKKZ6V91AA — SBP (@officialSBPinc) February 19, 2020 PBA players CJ Perez, Troy Rosario, Poy Erram, RR Pogoy, Abu Tratter and Justin Chua made the cut together with Dwight Ramos, Matt Nieto, Isaac Go, Juan Gomez de Liano and Thirdy Ravena. “Look, it was not an easy team to pick,” said Dickel. “We had numerous combinations that we could have gone with, and in a few positions we felt like we had covered it with some young players, so, they had an advantage thinking towards the future.” Javee Mocon, Jaydee Tungcab and Rey Suerte were listed as reserves. Gilas is set to fly to Indonesia on Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Gilas February matches all off?

The GiIas Pilipinas coaching staff gets ready to select the final roster for Sunday’s FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers away game against Indonesia in Jakarta amid a report that Indonesian authorities are considering “shelving” the duel over the coronavirus disease 2019 threat......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Gilas gets more time to prepare

With the postponement of the Fiba Asia Cup qualifier game against Thailand, set for Feb. 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Gilas Pilipinas will get more time to prepare when they play their first game at the Mahaka Arena in Jakarta on Feb. 23 against Indonesia instead......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020