ANGE Kouame's bid for Filipino citizenship is just the first step in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas' (SBP) plan to have a pool of naturalized players for Gilas Pilipinas."We would like to ultimately have a pool of players ...
Dec 5, 2020
KOREAN naturalized player Ricardo Ratliffe picked Thirdy Ravena as one of the young players to watch, including the Filipino guard in his list when asked to come up with his All-Asia team during an interview.The former Star Hotshots import, who ...
Jul 7, 2020
NATURALIZED players have long been looked at as game-changers, especially for a nation like the Philippines which is in dire need of ceiling to be competitive in international competitions.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has taken full advantage of that ...
Apr 20, 2020
FLEXIBILITY in the various international tournaments is what the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) desires for its proposed naturalized players' pool.But as much as the prospective candidates' on-court talent has been given a premium, program director Tab Baldwin ...
Feb 16, 2020
HOUSE Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero stressed the need to have not just one but a pool of naturalized players that Gilas Pilipinas can tap for various major international tournaments.Romero said the pool of naturalized players can be rotated depending on the ...
Sep 24, 2019
SAMAHANG Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio eyes to begin the process of naturalizing at least two players at the soonest possible time for the 2023 Fiba Basketball World Cup.Panlilio said he hopes SBP's plan to have a pool ...
Sep 18, 2019
GILAS Pilipinas is looking to lay down a Plan B in case Andray Blatche won't be available for international play starting next year.With the availability of Blatche still up in the air owing to the new Fiba format that will ...
Dec 7, 2016
TWO top basketball officials from the South have vowed to oppose in Congress two bills seeking the naturalization of NBA players Javale McGee and Andray Blatche, who are being eyed to reinforce Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba-World Cup later this year. ...
Feb 3, 2014
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