Chot Reyes to fix Gilas faults in Lithuania | Inquirer Sports
EUROPE CAMP

Chot Reyes to fix Gilas faults in Lithuania

Gilas Pilipinas Fiba World Cup

Chot Reyes’ preparations for the World Cup have been hit by injuries. —DENISON REY A. DALUPANG

National coach Chot Reyes saw some positives and a lot of negatives and will ramp up preparations for Gilas Pilipinas in the second stage of their European sojourn with the Fiba (International Basketball Federation) World Cup just on the horizon.

The recent camp in Estonia yielded zero wins, counting an 89-85 loss to Finland on Wednesday and with the Nationals now headed to Lithuania, Reyes has identified precisely what the team needs to work on and then some.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Right now, we’re just continuing, little by little, to get up our conditioning, which is No. 1,” Reyes said. “No. 2, what we’re all going to do defensively is fundamentals, technique, mechanics and making sure that everyone is on the same page in understanding our terminologies.”

FEATURED STORIES

“That’s why when we go to Lithuania, we will have two-a-day practices, precisely, because those are the goals that we’re trying to achieve,” added Reyes.

Reyes liked the way Gilas conducted itself against Finland, as well as the other tuneup with Estonia’s U-21 team even if the outcomes didn’t come the national team’s way.

Gilas is in for a bigger task in Lithuania, with at least four games during the last phase of the Europe camp which will be against Lithuanian clubs or youth teams.

“Those are going to be good tests for us,” said Reyes.

Conditioning will indeed be one of the priorities in Lithuania, with some key players still far from what Reyes wants to see come the World Cup.

Justin Brownlee failed to finish the Finland match due to cramps.

“There were so many positives in this game and definitely there were some negatives,” Reyes said.

RELATED STORIES

Gilas Pilipinas falls to Estonia in tune-up game

Once beset by injuries, Gilas Pilipinas slowly getting to better form

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Chot Reyes, Gilas Pilipinas, Lithuania

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.