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SBP wants Douthit-led cadet squad in SEAG

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Marcus Douthit . FILE PHOTO

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas said yesterday that Marcus Douthit could be tabbed for one more tour of duty this year: the Burma (Myanmar) Southeast Asian Games from Dec. 11 to 22.

“We’re looking at sending the cadet team together with Marcus as reinforcement,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios.

Douthit was a main cog of the Gilas Pilipinas team that pocketed the silver medal in the recent 27th Fiba Asia Championship, where the Philippines booked one of three continental tickets at stake for 2014 Fiba World Cup.

“The cadet team with Marcus will be very competitive,” said Barrios.

According to Barrios, the chances adding PBA players to the mix are slim.

The former PBA commissioner explained that the commitment of the league has always been to help the national team on the Asian level or global scale and not in the biennial meet where the country always brings home the gold medal.

Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia wants PBA players forming the core of the SEA Games team.

Douthit also played with the cadet team that won the gold in the 2011 SEAG in Indonesia.


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Tags: Gilas Pilipinas , Marcus Douthit , Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas , SEAG

  • rickysgreyes

    Bring back Slaughter

  • chiebart

    for me, mas ok if no DOUTHIT. let the locals play nang walang ibang inaasahang lakas kundi yung sarili nila.

  • wawa2172

    I guess Douthit could be a great help to cadet team. Filipino center are only good for forward position in big leagues like Asian games or Fiba-Asia. Normally its the body build that matters that naturalized players like Douthit have. Dapat masanay na ang mga pinoy team na hindi kauri ang center. Marcus Douthit however is already an icon as far as Philippine basketball is concern, of course aside from his fees he had shown the character of what a good basketball player he is and played well for the Philippine team by delivering the best of him. Thanks Douthit!!

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    i doubt it

  • oh_noh

    kawawa naman si kuya marcus :(

    teka, matanong ko lang, ano ba ang benepisyo nya pag tapos na ang career nya as a national player for the philippines?

    • CmdrAdobo

      he’s not stupid. he should have package for playing because he’s not playing any other team.

    • TAGAPULOTNGBASURA

      he’s salary worth 1.2M pesos a month.. plus allowances, condo, etc. so i think he should work on every international games the Phil basketball is in..

  • raymond1234

    c fajardo na lang wag na c douthit…

    • noelpogi

      oo nga. at idagdag si slaughter dyan para mahasa. hindi gagaling ang mga matatangkad na player natin kung kulang sa laban sa labas ng bansa.

    • JONATHAN

      isama mo na rin si slowter.



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