Articles about Naturalized Player

CHICAGO - Like a moonstruck teenager nursing a puppy love, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is determined to pursue a long-term relationship with Jordan Clarkson.The naked obsession was laid bare once again when the federation president, Al Panlilio, told Radyo ...
Sep 7, 2021
CAN Jordan Clarkson play for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2023 Fiba World Cup?The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is in no way giving up on that hope. The national federation in fact continues to fight for the case of the Utah Jazz ...
Sep 4, 2021
RUI Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe are part of Japan's Olympic team roster after all.The Japanese Basketball Association announced its 12-man pool for the upcoming games with the NBA players, arguably the best basketball products from the Land of ...
Jul 7, 2021
FORMER Gilas Pilipinas naturalized player candidate Isaiah Austin emerged as the No. 1 overall pick of the recent 2021 BIG3 SuperDraft.The 7-foot-1 Austin, who represented the country in the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup as import of Chooks-To- ...
Jun 24, 2021
IT wasn't the breakout Chinese Taipei expected from its new naturalized player Mohammad Al Bachir Gadiaga.Playing his first game for the Taiwanese team in the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers, Abbasi had an underwhelming performance in games against China ...
Jun 21, 2021
IF coach Chris Daleo will have it his way, he'd definitely love to have a naturalized player at his disposal for Thailand, much like what is done in the Philippines and Indonesia.Unfortunately, it's not his call as ...
Jun 19, 2021
GILAS Pilipinas naturalized player Ange Kouame has been on the radar of the Milwaukee Bucks.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) disclosed about how the Bucks have expressed interest in acquiring the services of the 6-foot-10 Kouame."While we know ...
Jun 12, 2021
FORMER ASEAN Basketball League import Doug Herring is set to make his debut as a naturalized player for Syria in the third window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers in Amman.Herring, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Utica, helped ...
Jun 11, 2021
ANGE Kouame won't be the only new naturalized player debuting in the third window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers.Chinese Taipei will be parading Mohammad Al Bachir Gadiaga, more known locally as Abbasi, for the first time in ...
Jun 10, 2021
NOW a full-fledged Filipino, Ange Kouame understood that comparisons with former Gilas Pilipinas naturalized players Marcus Douthit and Andray Blatche are inevitable."I actually feel the pressure," the 6-foot-10 Ivory Coast-born center said in an appearance on the ...
May 21, 2021
BEING together in the trenches draws people closer together. And that's certainly what transpired between Ange Kouame and Bienvenido Marañon.Kouame, from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and Maranon, from Cadiz in Andalusia, Spain, found homes here in the Philippines and ...
May 21, 2021
A YEAR and a half in the making.That's how long it took for Ange Kouame to finally acquire his Filipino citizenship, a process that culminated on Tuesday and now allows him to reinforce Gilas Pilipinas in international competitions.It&# ...
May 18, 2021
FINALLY, a kababayan.Ange Kouame got emotional as he finally gained his Filipino citizenship on Tuesday."I seriously don't know how to express my emotions right now but I'm proud to be a kababayan," he said.President Rodrigo Duterte has ...
May 18, 2021
THE Philippines isn't giving up on its quest to allow a number of Fil-foreign talents to be recognized as locals in Fiba-sanctioned competitions.Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio shared that he continues to engage in ...
Apr 17, 2021
IVORIAN center Angelo Kouame and Spanish striker Bienvenido Marañon are one step closer to gaining Filipino citizenship.The House Committee on Justice has formally approved the committee reports seeking naturalization for the two athletes on Thursday, with the House Plenary about ...
Feb 4, 2021
GILAS Pilipinas won't be playing without the benefit of a naturalized player in the final window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers.Ryan Gregorio, special assistant to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) President Al S. Panlilio, disclosed on Saturday that only ...
Jan 30, 2021
ANGE Kouame is set to become a naturalized Filipino soon, but if the UAAP considers him as a local in the future, coach Tab Baldwin won't be in favor of Ateneo enlisting another foreign student-athlete. "I've heard the ...
Dec 4, 2020
CHRISTIAN Standhardinger has already established himself as one of the best big men in the PBA. The Fil-German with the unorthdox playing style was both an integral and intriguing piece whenever he played for the Gilas Pilipinas national team.But a ...
Oct 22, 2020
WHILE the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is still talking about its proposed pool of naturalized players, Indonesia has already started building its own.Indonesia's House of Representatives granted citizenships to former Columbian import Lester Prosper and Indonesian-American guard ...
Oct 7, 2020
GILAS Pilipinas did not field a naturalized player in the first window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers last February.And with how things are going, it's looking like it will remain the same once the November window rolls ...
Sep 22, 2020
TRUTH be told, Justin Brownlee and Ricardo Ratliffe were already on Chot Reyes' radar as potential naturalization candidates as early as 2017.The former Gilas Pilipinas head coach unveiled that he had those two players in mind as the Samahang Basketbol ...
Aug 6, 2020
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