AS the Philippine national anthem started to play at the Shabab Al Ahli Club before Mighty Sports' semifinal game in the Dubai International Basketball Championship, Filipinos naturally put their right hand on their chest in singing the hymn.One man without ...
Feb 12, 2019
JUSTIN Brownlee in the Philippine national team?That dream may soon become a reality as national coach Yeng Guiao bared he is hoping Brownlee can be a naturalized player option for Team Pilipinas, in time for make-or-break games in the ...
Dec 4, 2018
YENG Guiao reiterated that naturalized player Andray Blatche will always be considered for future Team Pilipinas games, including the sixth and final window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers in February."Of course, sinabi ko na naman nung araw pa that he' ...
Dec 3, 2018
TEAM Pilipinas is bringing in the big guns for its all-important duel against Iran on Monday with the entry of Christian Standhardinger.The Fil-German forward is set to replace Stanley Pringle as the country's naturalized player for the ...
Dec 1, 2018
UNLIKE in the fourth window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, Team Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao was non-committal of his plans on whether or not he would parade Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle in each of the national ...
Nov 27, 2018
YENG Guiao admitted going through anxious moments in coming up with a decision on who between Stanley Pringle and Christian Standhardinger will serve as Team Pilipinas' naturalized player in its FIBA World Cup qualifying game against Qatar on Monday.The national coach ...
Sep 16, 2018
JUSTIN Brownlee admitted he has seen but haven't eaten balut (duck egg) yet, though kidded that he'll willing to do so if that should facilitate his naturalization papers."It would be a requirement? I'm eating it, then," the amiable ...
Sep 6, 2018
IT'S a matter of wait and see now for the Philippine men's basketball team as Greg Slaughter has submitted all of the necessary documents to support his argument as a local for the September window of the 2019 ...
Sep 4, 2018
THE Samahang Basktebol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is leaving no stone unturned in preparing for the still-distant, yet already much-anticipated Philippine hosting of the Fiba World Cup in 2023.While urging Gilas coach Chot Reyes to form the 2023 squad as ...
Dec 14, 2017
GILAS Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes stuck to the positives of Andray Blatche's sluggish showing for the national team in the 90-83 win over Chinese Taipei in the Fiba World Cup qualifiers.Blatche contributed just six points on 2-of-9 ...
Nov 27, 2017
FOR now, Andray Blatche will continue manning the fort for Gilas Pilipinas.With the qualifier for the 2019 World Cup set to start two weeks from now, Gilas is once again leaning on old reliable Blatche to get the job done just ...
Nov 6, 2017
ISAIAH Austin is in the country and ready to get to work for Gilas Pilipinas, possibly as its next naturalized player.The 7-foot-1 forward out of Baylor University arrived late Tuesday night.Philippine team coach coach Chot Reyes posted a ...
Sep 13, 2017
THE offer was well appreciated. Unfortunately, Charles Rhodes is just a bit overqualified for the Gilas Pilipinas program.National coach Chot Reyes acknowledged the willingness of the San Miguel Beer import to become part of the pool of naturalized players being assembled ...
Sep 6, 2017
DONDON Hontiveros believes South Korea had no extra motivation in beating Gilas Pilipinas, saying the Philippines' perennial continental rivals prepared the same way they did against any team in the Fiba Asia Cup.The Koreans asserted their mastery of the Filipino dribblers ...
Aug 23, 2017
GINEBRA coach Tim Cone believes this all-Filipino Gilas Pilipinas squad can continue to excel in the absence of a naturalized player like Andray Blatche as it opens up more opportunities and brings the best out of the entire local crew.Cone ...
Aug 11, 2017
MUCH was expected from Jamarr Johnson but he proved a letdown in Indonesia's 97-64 loss to Gilas during the final game of the 2017 Seaba Championship on Thursday.Coming off a 17-point outing against Myanmar the day before, ...
May 18, 2017
THAILAND is not in a hurry to include a naturalized player in its lineup even for the coming Southeast Asian Games.British coach Tim Lewis disclosed the team would rather develop Thai players or those who had experience playing overseas but have ...
May 13, 2017
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FIELDING a naturalized player hardly makes Indonesia well prepared for the Southeast Asian Basketball Association Championship.Mario Wuysang admitted that the Indonesians' buildup for the regional showpiece was far from ideal, making him less confident of their chances despite the presence of ...
May 12, 2017
DONTE Greene is still hoping Gilas Pilipinas would give him a second look as far as becoming a naturalized player is concerned.While Gilas management has already started formal talks with Blackwater import Greg Smith, Greene showed he also deserves the spot ...
May 7, 2017
YOUTH, athleticism, and the right attiude make Greg Smith an ideal candidate to be the a naturalized player for Gilas Pilipinas.Chot Reyes, the national team coach, said it's imperative to have a back-up to Andray Blatche especially under ...
May 4, 2017
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