“We are more than happy to accommodate Remy and make him part of our Gilas Pilipinas program. However, we are constrained by the FIBA ruling that says a player hoping to play as a local must have a local passport before the age of 16,” – SBP president Al Panlilio #GilasPilipinas
“We’re just going to finalize his status. He has personal priorities so we will finalize that within the week if he’s going to be staying with the team or taking a break,” – Yeng Guiao
Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson looks doubtful to be part of the squad for the World Cup, according to PhilStar’s Joaquin Henson. #FIBA #GilasPilipinas
The Summer League is the offseason NBA tournament where teams field mostly upcoming rookies, sophomores, G-Leaguers, and players trying to make a splash in the NBA. #NBA
“At least dumagdag si Jayjay Heltebrand. Nabibigay niya sa amin yung winning attitude. Talagang never-say-die siya. Nadadamay niya kami. Pinu-push niya ako,” – James Martinez #MPBL
The country’s national men’s softball team will face Cuba on June 14 in its first game in Group A where defending champion New Zealand and Asian champion Japan are also playing.
Alyssa Valdez took over from imports Kuttika Kaewpin and Aleoscar Blanco, blasting in 12 kills and adding four aces for a 16-point performance as the Cool Smashers racked up their fourth straight victory after an opening day stumble to the PetroGazz Angels to close out their first round elims campaign at second. #PVL
RJ Abarrientos showcased an all-around game, scoring 23 points while also finishing with 5 assists including a set-up to Alforque in the final moments of the game. #FrMartinsCup
Rebisco-Philippines bucked the absence of its two key players, a first-set setback and a gritty Instituto Estetico Manila side to hack out a tough 25-27, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 decision and move to solo second in the Spikers’ Turf Season 4 Reinforced Conference at Paco Arena in Manila last Tuesday.
The Basilan Steel went through some anxious moments before ripping the Bicol Volcanoes, 94-83, to make a good impression as one of the top tier teams in the 31-team cast put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend and former MVP Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner. #MPBL