Batang Gilas gets tough draw for Fiba U17 World Cup
The Philippines has its work cut out for it in the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup in June.
The young Filipinos found themselves slotted among the top ranked teams in the world including host and No. 7 Argentina in Group D.
Joining the Philippines and Argentina are No. 8 Croatia and No. 9 France.
Batang Gilas made the world championship after escaping Japan on a last-second basket on Friday in the Fiba U16 Asian Championship in China.
The team settled for fourth following a 60-54 loss to China in the semifinals and a 76-60 rout at the hands of New Zealand on Sunday.
Fiba Asia U16 champion Australia, Puerto Rico, Turkey and Dominican Republic are in Group Al Mali, China, United States and Serbia round out Group B; while Canada, New Zealand, Egypt and Montenegro complete Group B.
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