Blog Posts - Gilas Pilipinas



Strong support for New Competition System from Philippine basketball community

Image from FIBA.This first appeared on FIBA.com.The basketball community of the Philippines embraced the FIBA New Competition System with enthusiasm, euphoria and excitement following the Workshop to introduce FIBA's revolutionary project organis...
by Hoop Nut on Dec 14, 2016

#FIBAAsiaChallenge: Gilas 5.0 roster finalized!

(Image from Onvisa Thewphaingarm)*This first appeared on FIBA.com.The Philippines’ 12-man roster for the FIBA Asia Challenge that will be played in Tehran Iran from 9-18 September has been released.Longtime teammates Mark Belo and Kevin Ferrer, who...
by Hoop Nut on Aug 26, 2016

#FIBAAsiaChallenge: Reyes - 'The most important thing is the experience'

Gilas Pilipinas(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on FIBA.com.Philippines coach Josh Reyes admits that the FIBA Asia Challenge will be the perfect tournament for Gilas’ news players to gain experience and learn playing at a high level.The new lo...
by Hoop Nut on Aug 26, 2016

#FIBAAsiaChallenge 2016: 10 potential breakout players!

Hu Jinqiu (CHN)Image from FIBA.*This first appeared on my weekly column on FIBA.com.The 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge is the centerpiece continental tournament for Asia this year, and it’s also the last competition featuring an all-Asia cast given how A...
by Hoop Nut on Aug 25, 2016

#FIBAAsia2016: Gilas getting ready for FIBA Asia Challenge

(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on FIBA.com.The Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) is in the process of forming a pool of 24 players for the FIBA Asia Challenge set from September 9 to 18 in Tehran, Iran.As a start, the SBP gathered 15 amat...
by Hoop Nut on Aug 5, 2016

2016 #FIBAAsiaU18 Roundup - Day 8

by Hoop Nut on Jul 31, 2016

2016 #FIBAAsiaU18 Roundup - Day 7

TJ Flores tries to evade the long limbs of Taruike Jianiyou.Batang Gilas bowed to China anew on Day 7 of the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship. *The following also appears on FIBA.com.Hosts Iran will get a chance to play for the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Cha...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 30, 2016

2016 #FIBAAsiaU18 Roundup - Day 6

Kemark Cariño & Gian Mamuyac (PHI).Batang Gilas started strong but finished flat and got eliminated from contention on Day 6 of the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship. *The following also appears on FIBA.com.Hosts Iran dethroned the three-time rei...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 29, 2016

#FIBAU18Asia: Oliver laments struggles of the Philippines

Mike Oliver (PHI)(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on FIBA.com.The Philippines were among the most heralded squads entering the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship, what with marquee names like FIBA 3x3 star Joshua Sinclair and 2014 FIBA U17 World Ch...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 28, 2016

#FIBAU18Asia: Asia’s future stars stamping their class at U18 Championship

Ali Mansour (LIB)(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on my weekly column on FIBA.com. A few days into the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Tehran, and several players have already wowed us with their skill and grit. Lebanon and Chinese Taipei ha...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 28, 2016

2016 #FIBAAsiaU18 Roundup - Day 5

Ehsan Samadi (IRI)Batang Gilas rebounded from their shock loss to Thailand by blowing out India to close out group play on Day 5 of the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship. *The following also appears on FIBA.com.The knockout stage of the 2016 FIBA Asia...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 27, 2016

2016 #FIBAAsiaU18 Roundup - Day 4

Korea rallied against Iran.Things went from bad to worse for Batang Gilas as the Filipinos were upset by the Thais on Day 4 of the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship. *The following also appears on FIBA.com.China and Korea both came back from big defic...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 27, 2016

#FIBAAsia: Extraordinary growth demands extraordinary change

Jeff Chan shoots over Isaac Fotu.(image from FIBA)*This first appeared on my weekly column on FIBA.com.The new FIBA Competition System was explained to local and international media at the recent FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in Manila, an...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 24, 2016

#FIBAAsiaU18: Eight talents to watch at 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship

Chen Yu-Wei (TPE)(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on my weekly column on FIBA.com.The 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship will light up Tehran with some of the most promising young talents this side of the basketball universe.Many of the players on...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 24, 2016

2016 #FIBAAsiaU18 Roundup - Day 3

China celebrates after blowing out Batang Gilas.A day after posting their first win, Batang Gilas suffered another debilitating loss, this time to the mighty Chinese on Day 3 of the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship. *The following also appears on FIB...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 24, 2016

2016 #FIBAAsiaU18 Roundup - Day 1

Image from FIBA.com.Batang Gilas faltered in their opening game, succumbing to sweet-shooting Taiwan, 88-74. Our boys will try to bounce back on Day 2 against dangerous Iraq.*The following also appears on FIBA.com.A big third quarter was enough for K...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 22, 2016

Jayson Castro ends his playing days for Philippines

(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on FIBA.com.A Philippine hero has called it a day.Jayson Castro, touted as the Best Point Guard in Asia since 2013, just announced his retirement from national team duty a day after Gilas Pilipinas was eliminated...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 12, 2016

Pingris and Fajardo bare their hearts after loss to New Zealand

(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on FIBA.com.The Philippines absorbed their second and final loss in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament last night at the hands of New Zealand. The result eliminated Gilas Pilipinas from Olympic contentio...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 12, 2016

Why Asian teams have struggled at the OQTs

(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on my weekly column on FIBA.com.Three great Asian teams started their #RoadToRio campaigns this week at the different 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQT). As of this writing, none of those three Asian...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 12, 2016

Understanding FIBA’s New Competition System in 2017

(Image from FIBA)We will have a new era for basketball, and it starts next year. FIBA has greenlit a new competition calendar that starts next year and culminates in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that will be payed in China (but should’ve been...
by Hoop Nut on Jul 9, 2016


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