Gilas Pilipinas 1st Practice
March 3, 2014 at PhilSports Arena
Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool: Marcus Douthit, LA Tenorio, Jimmy Alapag, Gabe Norwood, Marc Pingris, June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, Larry Fonacier, Gary David, Japeth Aguilar, Ranidel de Ocampo, Beau Belga, Marcio Lassiter, Jared Dillinger, Greg Slaughter, Paul Lee (Not in practice: Jeff Chan and Andray Blatche)
27th FIBA Asia Championship Finals at Mall of Asia Arena: Iran defeats Gilas Pilipinas, 85-71. Jayson William led Gilas Pilipinas with 18 points while Jimmy Alapag with 13 points (3/6 from the three point line). Philippines finished 2nd place and is going to Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Cup next year.
27th FIBA Asia Championship Semifinals at Mall of Asia Arena: Gilas Pilipinas defeats South Korea, 86-79. Jayson William led Gilas Pilipinas with 17 points while Marc Pingris with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Special mention goes to Jimmy Alapag who made a crucial 3-pointer to send us to Spain in 2014!
27th FIBA Asia Championship Second Round Day 3 at Mall of Asia Arena: Gilas Pilipinas defeats Hong Kong, 67-55. Marcus Douthit led Gilas Pilipinas with 13 points and 8 rebounds while Gabe Norwood with 11 points and 10 boards.
27th FIBA Asia Championship Second Round Day 1 at Mall of Asia Arena: Gilas Pilipinas beat Japan, 90-71. Marcus Douthit led Gilas Pilipinas with 19 points while Jeff Chan was 4/5 from the three-point line.
Congratulations Smart Gilas Pilipinas! 2012 William Jones Cup Champions!
Congratulations to the Coaching Staff:
Coach Chot Reyes
Coach Jong Uichico
Coach Ryan Gregorio
Coach Josh Reyes
Players of Smart Gilas 2:
Tournament MVP LA Tenorio who had an unbelievable game against the USA,
Gabe Norwood who was the most consistent player and who played well both offensively and defensively,
Jeff Chan who rained 3 pointers for Team Pilipinas,
Marcus Douthit who continued to play well despite the system and coaching change,
Gary David who played well in his first duty to the National Team,
and other PBA players Larry Fonacier, Ranidel de Ocampo, Mac Baracael, Sol Mercado, Sonny Thoss, Enrico Villanueva, JR Reyes and amateur recruits Garvo Lanete and Matt Rosser.
My dream is to be able to take photos of Smart Gilas in an International Tournament, I hope this will happen next year.