Quantcast
Latest Stories

The best PH five for Fiba-Asia

By

The Philippines will be represented by the best in the Fiba Asia World Championship qualifier in August at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Philippine Basketball Association made sure of this yesterday after requiring all the league’s 10 teams to lend at least one player to the Smart Gilas Pilipinas national five in its bid to finish at least third and qualify for the world championship in Spain next year.

The PBA board, in a meeting, also allowed commissioner Chito Salud to tweak the season-ending Governors’ Cup schedule to give the national team ample time to prepare for the Aug. 1 to 11 Fiba joust.

“Yes, we will shorten the third conference,” said Salud. “We will alter it as much as practicable, shorten it to give more time for the national team to train.”

Originally, the Governors’ Cup has a May 12 to July 28 play period.

Salud is also scheduled to thresh out with national coach Chot Reyes the final schedule of practices and tournaments of Smart Gilas prior to the Fiba event.

Included in this item are stints abroad, including the Jones Cup in Taipei where the Philippines is the defending champion. With the Fiba Asia event opening on Aug. 1, the Jones Cup was moved to July 6 to 14.

Reyes, who is in Hong Kong with the Smart Gilas cadet crew for a tournament, had said in earlier interviews that he planned to take the team to tough European competitions.

Reyes particularly wants players like Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo of Petron Blaze and Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Basketball , FIBA Asia

  • http://www.facebook.com/Boycott.Made.N.China Val Sor

    Not one but three members from the Philippines champion team must be allocated to represent the country

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    Coach Chot must include at least 1 player from Ateneo Greg Slaughter. And never include Japeth Aguilar as he is plain and simple lacks the brain to comprehend the various offensive and defensive plays!

  • http://www.fappal.com/ fappal

    Kaya yan! So help us God.

  • manongcastro

    Great Plan! Go and win FIBA-Asia!

  • etomacq

    Hopefully ito yung mapiling final line up ni Pumaren:

    Douthit 6’11/ Slaughter 6’11
    Fajardo 6’10 / Aguilar 6’9
    Norwood 6’5 / De Ocampo 6’5 / Williams 6’7
    Santos 6’4 / Chan 6’2 / Fonacier 6’2
    Alapag  5’9 /Tenorio 5’8

    Reserves: Canaleta 6’5 and Abueva 6’2

    • MGS12

      That is an acceptable line-up… though if it is up to me (unfortunately it isn’t), i would probably pick jason castro over tenorio and marc pingris over abueva. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6D5IQ23UF5QHXIGAZENKVQSAQA Jhonathan

        TAMA ka doon bro MGS12…ok nayang team line up na yan. marc pingris at jason castro GO GILAS!



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • 4 Etihad passengers not yet located
  • DAR to complete installation of Luisita land reform beneficiaries in May
  • Ex-COA chief and co-accused in Arroyo plunder case nabbed
  • Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  • The ‘link diagram’ that killed ex-Bataan police officer
  • Sports

  • Power Pinays lose to Vietnam, try to salvage 7th place
  • NLEX holds off Jumbo Plastic for a playoff berth
  • Pacquiao can dodge tax issues
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges
  • Big Chill freezes Cafe France to arrest skid
  • Lifestyle

  • Summer Mayhem: The ultimate beach experience
  • A haven for steak lovers
  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over
  • DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Marketplace