‘Speed, shooting’ key to forming PH team for Fiba Asia, says Chot Reyes
More News from Mark Giongco
“Wala naman tayong chance maging malaki. No matter what we’ll do we’ll never have size advantage,” he said.
Reyes said the Smart Gilas Pilipinas squad which will compete in the 27th Fiba-Asia Championship to be held here in August must have the “speed and outside shooting” to offset its lack of size.
“It must be versatile. It must be a team that must have role players. Magbubuo tayo ng team hindi tayo magbubuo ng collection of superstars,” Reyes added.
Outside naturalized Filipino Marcus Douthit, the Philippines won’t really have the size and length to match up with Asian powers Iran, China, South Korea and even Lebanon.
“Primarily, we’ll have a quick team kasi kung maliit ka na mabagal ka pa, sa kangkungan ka pupulutin,” said Reyes.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
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