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‘Speed, shooting’ key to forming PH team for Fiba Asia, says Chot Reyes

/ 07:02 PM January 30, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Quick and lethal from the outside. These two components will be key in forming the National team as far as its head coach Chot Reyes is concerned.

“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.

TAGS: Basketball, Chot Reyes, FIBA Asia, Smart Gilas-Pilipinas, Sports
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