FIBA has yet to reveal the sanctions for the players involved in the unfortunate Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia Boomers brawl that happened last July 2. Regardless, most speculate that there will be suspensions or even bans.
FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers match between Gilas Pilipinas (Philippines) and the Australia Boomers at the Philippine Sports Arena in Bulacan, Philippines
An official report on Romeo’s status has yet to be revealed. Curiously, his name was dragged into a celebrated PBA trade.
There were hardly any surprises at the 2017 PBA Draft. Fil-German Christian Standhardinger was unsurprisingly selected by the San Miguel Beermen while Kiefer Ravena joined the NLEX Road Warriors.
Critics, both rightful and bashers, never really gave Gilas Pilipinas a chance against China. Most believed that without Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo, it was a lost cause.
Gilas Pilipinas is facing tall odds at the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon, sorely lacking in size. Andray Blatche passed for safety reasons while June Mar Fajardo is nursing an injury.
Only the champion will advance to the qualifying tournament for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, which will be held in Lebanon this August.
The country will once again be in the forefront of regional sports when it hosts the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship on May 12-18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
With an Olympic berth as the prize for the winning team, this version of Gilas 3.0 jumpstarts its campaign in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship when it battles today Palestine at the Changsha Social Work College’s Gymnasium here.
Iran brought back 7-foot-2 star center Hamed Haddadi from a one-day rest and derailed Gilas Pilipinas’ title bid in the 2015 Jones Cup with a 74-65 win at the Xinchuang Gymnasium here yesterday.