BATANG Gilas coach Mike Oliver is confident the team will do well in the Fiba Under-16 Asian Championships despite the lack of preparation, noting the change in schedule has helped secure the services of key players from the UAAP.Initially set ...
Mar 20, 2018
BATANG Gilas head coach Mike Oliver says despite absorbing losses, the squad will learn a lot in the Marikina City Basketball League featuring veteran players.Oliver says seeing action against players who have suited up in the PBA and PBA Developmental League ...
Nov 5, 2017
COACH Mike Oliver was glad to see the big improvement in Batang Gilas' performance, playing with more sense of urgency against Thailand after a lackadaisical finish in a win over Indonesia in the Seaba Under 16 Tournament. A day after Oliver pointed ...
May 17, 2017
KAI Sotto made his first start after coming off the bench the past two games and made an immediate impact in the Batang Gilas' 113-46 rout over Thailand in the Southeast Asian Basketball (Seaba) Under-16 Championship on Wednesday at the ...
May 17, 2017
BATANG Gilas coach Mike Oliver expressed disappointment over Batang Gilas' poor finish against Indonesia, warning the team may pay dearly if it does the same against Thailand in their next game in the Seaba Under-16 Championship.The Filipinos were in ...
May 15, 2017
BATANG Gilas finally takes the floor in the Seaba Under-16 Championship on Sunday when it debuts against Singapore at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.Led by 6-foot-11 Kai Sotto, the Philippine youth team is determined to bring the crown in ...
May 13, 2017
BATANG Gilas braces for tougher competition in the 2017 Southeast Asia Basketball Association (Seaba) U-16 Championship with regional neighbors already embracing the practice of recruiting players who have dual citizenship, including those with Filipino lineage.Team manager Andrew Teh said other ...
May 11, 2017
BATANG Gilas coach Mike Oliver sees a lot of room for improvement for the national youth team after games against powerhouse college teams in their buildup for the 2017 Seaba Under-16 Championship.While he acknowledged that games against varsity squad are ...
Apr 30, 2017
ETHAN Kirkness will not be able to join the Philippine team in the 2017 Seaba Under-16 Championship, but is a candidate for the Batang Gilas side to the Fiba Asia Under-16 Championship.National head coach Mike Oliver explained the 6- ...
Apr 24, 2017
BATANG Gilas has begun playing tune-up matches and summer tournaments in preparation for the 2017 Seaba Under-16 Championship.The Philippine youth team opened their Fr. Martin Cup campaign as a guest team on Wednesday morning, bowing to Ateneo's Team ...
Apr 20, 2017
MIKE Oliver has been reappointed as head coach of the Batang Gilas national youth team for this year, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios confirmed on Friday.The SBP has jumpstarted its preparations for the youth squad with the reappointment ...
Feb 3, 2017
BATANG Gilas lost steam in the endgame and suffered an 85-93 loss at the hands of Korea on Friday, putting a sad end to its campaign in the Fiba Asia Under-18 Championship in Tehran, Iran.The Philippine youth quintet looked ...
Jul 29, 2016
BATANG Gilas coach Mike Oliver hoped for all out support from top Philippine schools in terms of lending their players to the next Fiba Asia Under-18 Championships in light of the team's current struggles.Oliver bared in an interview ...
Jul 28, 2016
THE Batang Gilas Pilipinas cagers will leave for Medan, Indonesia on Thursday for the Seaba Under-18 Championship opening on Saturday.The Philippine youth team held its final practice on Wednesday night at the Meralco Gym before they plunge into action against ...
Apr 20, 2016
THE Batang Gilas Pilipinas cagers have vowed to salvage a measure of pride and clinch fifth place in the 2015 Fiba-Asia Under-16 Championship when they play Lebanon on Saturday at the Britama Arena in Jakarta.Head coach Mike Oliver said ...
Nov 6, 2015
ADAMSON's Cameroonian import Papi Sarr played down his monster double-double effort for the Falcons in the game against Far Eastern University.First, the 26-point and 22-rebound performance wasn't enough to get the Falcons their first win in ...
Sep 28, 2015
MIKE Oliver, the high school basketball coach of Far Eastern University-Diliman, has been named to call the shots for the Philippine youth team, a source told Spin.ph.Oliver will be replacing Jamike Jarin, who has assumed the head-coaching job ...
Feb 6, 2015
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