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2011 FIBA Asia Championship

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

Congratulations to JV Casio and the Smart Gilas players

2011 PBA Rookie Draft
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Robinsons Place Manila

JV Casio
Joseph Evans (JV) Casio picked 1st overall by Powerade Tigers

Chris Lutz
Chris Lutz picked 3rd by Petron Blaze Boosters

Marcio Lassiter
Marcio Lassiter picked 4th by Powerade Tigers

Mark Barroca
Mark Barroca picked 5th by Shopinas Clickers

Mac Baracael
Mac Baracael picked 6th by Alaska Aces

Jason Ballesteros picked 7th by Meralco Bolts

Dylan Ababou
Dylan Ababou picked 10th by Barako Bull