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.
This was one of my first shots of Gabe Norwood when he was first recruited by the Philippine National Basketball Team in 2007 (I was also just starting out as a Sports Photographer that time). The team participated in the 4-Nation Manila Invitational Basketball Tournament in San Juan Arena which includes teams from China, Syria and Lebanon.
More photos of the Team Pilipinas 2007
Gabe Norwood has come a long way since 2007, first is the recent PBA Governors Cup where Rain or Shine won their 1st PBA title and also first Championship of Norwood in the PBA. Now, he is leading Smart Gilas 2 in the Jones Cup with a 5-1 record after beating Iran. Norwood has been known for his all-around skills in offense and defense, and now Norwood has become a clutch player for the Philippine Team.
Updates on the Jones Cup 2012
Good Luck Smart Gilas 2!
PBA article about Smart Gilas II featured one of my photos of Marcus Douthit.
Check article here – http://www.pba.ph/news/entry/1751
I allow my photos here to be used by anyone since I am not taking photos of Smart Gilas for money but to share to the fans but it is still a good practice to ask permission first. Most publications like Yahoo Philippines, GMA Network and others have asked permission first to use my photos but PBA did not.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to use my photos and maybe I can feature your article here also. Thank you very much!
Congratulations to Sinag Pilipinas National Basketball Team for winning the Gold Medal in the 2011 South East Asian Games (26th SEA Games) in Indonesia. Most of the players of Sinag Pilipinas will compose the next Smart Gilas team (Smart Gilas 2.0).
I hope someday I will be able to shoot the SEA Games, Asian Games and the Olympics.
Read: Sinag Pilipinas SEA Games Recap