The Road to 2012 London Olympics starts here at the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship in Wuhan, China. Even though we hit a snag even before the start of the tournament when Chris Lutz and Marcio Lassiter were declared ineligible to play, the Philippine National Basketball Team is in good shape by beating UAE and Bahrain convincingly and even if we lost to China, we never backed down and had a good game specially in the 2nd half against the home team and against the tallest team in the FIBA Asia Tournament.
In the second round starting Monday, September 19, we go up against Jordan, Japan and Syria. I know we can beat these three teams (Only Japan team is playing strong) and if Smart Gilas wins all games in the 2nd round, we have a bigger chance of advancing to the semifinals by facing an opponent in the lower bracket in the quarterfinals then from there all games will be win or go home.
Read more about FIBA Asia Championship
– Smart Gilas FIBA Asia Championship Roster
– FIBA Asia Championship Smart Gilas 2nd Round Schedule