France’s Les Bleus, narrowly missing an Olympic berth in their regional qualifying tourney, get one last crack at the Rio Games versus Team Canada at the close of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the MOA Arena Sunday night. With another solid showing, the Frenchmen rolled past Turkey’s Dev Adam, 75-63, in the semis Saturday […]
As the Philippines bowed out of its Olympic dream on Wednesday, it also lost a key cog in Ranidel de Ocampo. The 34-year-old forward announced his decision to retire from international competitions early Thursday morning following Gilas Pilipinas’ heartbreaking 89-80 defeat to New Zealand that eliminated the Filipinos from the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament here. […]
The Philippines’ road to Rio came to a swift and stunning end at home. Gilas Pilipinas unraveled and bowed out of contention for a coveted slot in the Summer Games, yielding to a composed and gritty New Zealand side, 89-80, in only the second day of the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament late Wednesday night. The […]
The Philippines lost but the team fought gallantly enough to win the respect of international star Tony Parker and his mighty France. Parker logged 30 minutes and scored 21 points and France needed every minute of him on the floor as Gilas Pilipinas, somehow, managed to stay on its feet until the last minute of […]
The Philippines showed its mettle as one of the best in Asia but France reminded the Filipinos why it’s a world powerhouse. Gilas Pilipinas fought until the last second only to fall short, 93-93-84, against France at the start of the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament Tuesday night before a capacity crowd at Mall of Asia […]
Turkey used a strong third quarter and dispatched a pesky Philippines in its tuneup game, 84-76, Friday at Mall of Asia Arena ahead of the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Both teams will compete qualifiers at the same venue starting July 5, but won’t cross paths until they make the semifinals. READ: PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for […]
In Gilas Pilipinas, no one gets left behind. Star’s Marc Pingris made it clear that despite the cuts which left Alaska’s Calvin Abueva and Ginebra’s LA Tenorio out of the final lineup, the two will remain as vital parts of the team’s quest in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament here next week. “Di ibig sabihin […]
Celebration is far from Jayson Castro’s concerns late Thursday night. Turning 30 years old on June 30, the Tropang TNT spitfire guard’s focus is solely on Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign for the upcoming 2016 Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament here. But the birthday boy couldn’t hide his excitement as he once again stepped inside Mall of Asia […]
Sunday will be D-Day for the Gilas 14 vying for the Gilas Pilipinas 12 that take a shot at getting the country back in the Olympics for the first time in over four decades. The national hopefuls have the two-day pocket tournament in Bologna as their final reckoning before Gilas coach Tab Baldwin makes the […]
Halfway through their boot camp in Karpenisi, Greece, Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin expressed satisfaction on their accomplishments, all geared towards being at their best during the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the MOA Arena on July 5-10. They sweat it out with morning and afternoon sessions for five more days before breaking camp in […]
The Philippine men’s national basketball team’s 14-man lineup for the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament is now set. The 14 players who will be with the team for its three-week training camp in Europe are Jayson Castro, Ranidel de Ocampo, Troy Rosario and Ryan Reyes of TNT, Gabe Norwood and Jeff Chan of Rain or Shine, […]
Gilas Pilipinas got the challenge it needed, weathering a late rally by Iran, 81-70, in a tuneup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Philippines led majority of the game and even took a 23-point lead in the third quarter before using a 9-0 spurt spearheaded by naturalized center Andray Blatche to close out the […]
Any moment now, the final lineup tasked to bring the Philippines back to the Olympic stage since the 1972 Munich Games, will be known. But for the veterans on the team like Star;s Marc Pingris and Ginebra’s LA Tenorio, who could be in their final tour of duty for flag and country, they’re more than […]
Despite a series of heartbreaks in the PBA, Calvin Abueva doesn’t need anyone to light a fire under him. There’s no need to remind Abueva of his recent setbacks to motivate him to work harder as he dons the Gilas Pilipinas jersey for the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament in July. “Lagi nilang binabanggit yung past, […]
Calvin Abueva returned to the basketball floor Wednesday for the first time since his Alaska Aces’ loss to Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, and this time it’s for Gilas Pilipinas. The dynamic Aces forward plunged back into action after resting his right ankle that he twice sprained in the Finals series […]
Marcio Lassiter admitted that it felt good to once again be on the court practicing for the national team. Lassiter returned to Gilas Pilipinas training on Tuesday with the team deep into their build up for the Fiba Olympic Qualifying tournament in July. “It’s my first day so it’s good to get out there and […]
For Ginebra’s LA Tenorio, Paul Lee’s absence from the Gilas Pilipinas pool has robbed the team of its best possible backcourt tandem. Tenorio believes the Rain or Shine guard would have made a lethal tandem with former FIBA Asia Mythical Five member Jayson Castro when running the floor for the nationals. READ: Sidelined with groin injury, […]
Jeff Chan is committed to attending Gilas practices while he’s recuperating from a groin injury. The Rain or Shine gunslinger was present in Tuesday’s morning practices at Meralco Gym, but sat in the sidelines and watched his teammates go through the drills. “Aattend pa rin ako sa mga practice. Kailangan ko panoorin yung plays at […]
Gilas Pilipinas’ injury woes continue to pile up and the latest casualty is none other than 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP Paul Lee. The Rain or Shine guard has decided to sit out national team duties due to his left knee injury, which has hounded him for the majority of the PBA season. “Nasabi ko […]
As watched the game from the commentators’ booth, Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin couldn’t help but but feel relieved when Calvin Abueva and Paul Lee both returned to action after separate injury scares. Baldwin worked as a TV analyst in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Friday night and got a […]
After missing out on its bid to host the 2019 Fiba World Cup, the Philippines got a consolation as it was chosen to stage one of three Olympic qualifiers slated on July 5 to 11. Hosting the qualifiers will give Gilas Pilipinas a boost in its campaign to crash the 2016 Rio Olympics after failing […]
Troy Rosario has been named by FIBA as the country’s top men’s 3×3 player in the first release of its individual rankings for the year 2016. The TNT rookie was part of the Manila North team which placed runner-up in the Manila Masters last August and finished sixth in the World Tour Finals in Abu […]
Once Gilas rookies, Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo now find themselves at odds with each other as Alaska squares off against GlobalPort in one of the semifinal pairings in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup. Both of the energetic stars admit that they both benefitted from playing along side each other in the national […]
With Barangay Ginebra scheduled to play its second game in three nights on Tuesday, LA Tenorio, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar skipped practice with Gilas Pilipinas on Monday night to rest. “We’re just going rest tonight because we have a game tomorrow (Tuesday),” said Tenorio. But Tenorio, Slaughter and Aguilar still showed up at the […]
June Mar Fajardo missed out on Gilas Pilipinas’ recent campaign in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship but that doesn’t mean he has a lot of catching up to do. The reigning two-time MVP admits that he is still familiar with the current program as he reunites with most of his Gilas Pilipinas 2.0 teammatest as […]
The latest national team pool, arguably the best team assembled since the Gilas Pilipinas program began in 2009, convened for its first official practice on Monday night.
Vengeance for the Manila North team was not to be served in scorching Abu Dhabi. Calvin Abueva and the Manila North team saw their dreams of a payback decisively crushed in the quarterfinals at midnight Friday (Manila time) as defending champion Novi Sad Al Wahda ousted the Filipino crew, 21-13, on the way to retaining […]
Forced to skip the last tour of duty of Gilas Pilipinas due to injury, two-time MPV June Mar Fajardo is happy with the second chance given to him after he was named to the PBA’s 17-man pool for the Olympic Wildcard qualifiers.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Thursday signified its intention for Gilas Pilipinas to join the final Olympic Qualifiers set next year after the PBA released 17 players for the pool.
The PBA board of governors unanimously approved a resolution yesterday, releasing 17 players to the Philippine national pool for one of the three Olympic world qualifiers next year. Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood, Jayson Castro, Ranidel de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Marc Pingris, Terrence Romeo are holdovers from the Gilas team to the recent Changsha meet to […]
The PBA Board of Governors is set to discuss the league’s plans for the men’s national basketball team in a special board meeting on Wednesday.
Gilas Pilipinas settled for the silver medal in China, but went home to the Philippines like it won the gold.
Jayson Castro once again proved to the Asia’s best point guard after he was named to the Mythical Five for the second straight FIBA Asia Championship. Yi Jian Lian was named as the tournament MVP as he led China to the gold medal while Castro and Gilas Pilipinas settled for silver. The Chinese overpowered the […]
China reclaimed its place at the top of Asian basketball, outmuscling a hard-fighting Gilas Pilipinas, 78-67, to claim the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship Saturday night in Changsa, China. The Chinese, buoyed by a loud hometown crowd, recovered quick from a sluggish start which saw the Filipinos lead 5-0 and never relinquished the lead again. China, […]
The Cebuano Hotshot found the right time to wax hot.
China booked a return ticket to the finals of Fiba Asia after ousting erstwhile champion Iran, 70-57, in a display of domination in their semifinals match Friday in Changsa, China. Buoyed by the hometown crowd, the Chinese never trailed and held the Iranians, who ruled the 2013 edition of the championships held in Manila, to […]
Leading Gilas Pilipinas to the semifinals of the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha, China, Jayson Castro and Andray Blatche’s efforts did not go unnoticed as the two figured in the top performers of the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Jayson Castro and Andray Blatche showed the way as Gilas Pilipinas advanced to the semifinals of the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship after outlasting a pesky Lebanon squad, 82-70, on Thursday in Changsha, China.
While Iran and China are often seen as the powerhouse squads in Asia, for multi-titled head coach Tim Cone believes that the Philippine national team is making good case for its inclusion in that elite group. Based in his observations so far in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship, Gilas has been the best performing team […]
Gilas Pilipinas is three wins away from the coveted spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics.