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


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.

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

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T2NDDLFD6IUGSWWJHB3NVPPTRU BENCH

    ok lang yung coach kung di malalaki yung kung kukunin mo. basta pg natalo tayo wag ka magrereklamo na malalaki yung kalaban natin ha. eh laging nalang ganyan. kesyo nag lalaki niloa ay mayroon naman tayong malalaki. may 6’6 at 6’5 tayong point katulad ni dillinger at norwood. may 6’10 at seven footer tayong sentro. tulad ni fajardo,aguilar, slaughter at thoss. SA forward versatile na malalaki rin na tulad ni williams at ranidel de ocampo. o maliit pa ba yan.Konti nalang idadagdag mo na shooter at point guard. ok lang matalo kung talo. pero kung mag rereklamo ka na malalaki yung kalalaban .umalis kana dyan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.p.miel Richard Paraiso Miel

      tama ka kbayan,,,,dami nting player na mala2ki jan…lagi nlng ganyan!

    • monses

      Dapat ang i improve un inside game laluna sa defense,gamitin niya dapat un malalaki natin kc sa shooter at guard angat na ang pinas e.

  • azkal futbol

    kahit anong type of players ilagay, kankungan ka pa rin dadamputin. magising na tayo sa katotohanan, ang pinoy ay di pang international na basketbol.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Kahit ka pa magaling sa 3 points shooting area, kung hindi ka na naman makatira dahil matatangkad ang nakagwardya sa’yo bale wala rin yung husay mo. Kailangan maging matatangkad bukod sa mahusay pa sa shooting ang ating mabuong players…

  • pogi022534

    Dapat din magkaroon ng Playmakers ang team Phil. katulad ni Rondo ng Celtics, Steve Nash ng Lakers, etc.

    • watot

      syet naisip mo yan?! genius mo ah!

  • monses

    Whatever caliber of players you like no problem but choose them as quickly as possible for them to be more cohesive and as lethal as a team,we only have 6 months left for the big event.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LFK3CG7P6ITDKYGN256OBS5FEM Darwin

    Tama! Very well said Coach… Pero sana hindi scapegoat ito to get bunch of small guards.. Learned from the previous mistakes of Gilas 0.1 Let’s Go for big and intelligent guards, let’s lessen the mis matches on the floor.

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