Posts belonging to Category 'FIBA-Asia Teams Updates'

Sinag Pilipinas: A testament to Philippine basketball’s bright future

In relation to my previous post ‘Reality Check 102’, I mentioned that slowly but surely, the Philippines is knocking at the door of Asia’s basketball supremacy once again. Furthermore, I showed a table showing the performances of the different age brackets of the Philippine teams which clearly shows its continuing rise in ranking in Asia.
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Reality Check 102

In my previous post, Reality check 101 dated April 26, 2011, I summarized the performances of the Philippine teams in three age brackets, namely U16, U18 and Seniors in the  men’s category from the time the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) was instituted in 2007 until 2010. I also mentioned that Philippine basketball is on [...]

‘11 FA Champions Cup: A sneak peek at the London qualifiers

The ongoing 2011 Fiba-Asia (FA) Champions Cup in Manila has been giving the basketball fans a birds eye view of the upcoming FA Championship slated this September in Wuhan, China. Ten ballclubs are in contention for the most prestigious club tournament in this side of the world. Among the countries represented by these ballclubs are, [...]

Reality check 101

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In my previous post, ‘Road to redemption’ dated January 29, 2011, I mentioned the recent performances of the men’s national basketball teams in the three age brackets – U16, U18 and the Seniors’ squad at the Asian level.  With the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) at the helm beginning 2007, let’s take a [...]

Who’s in? Who’s out?

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The Smart Gilas Pilipinas national team is in its crucial stages of preparation for the FIBA-Asia Championship slated this September in Wuhan, China. As of this writing, it is leading the pack among ten teams in the ongoing Commisioner’s Cup of the Philippine Basketball Associaiton (PBA). It has been agreed [...]


Smart Gilas had an impressive debut on its return stint in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) by beating the reigning Philippine Cup Champions Philippine Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters on their own up-tempo game, 103-98 moments ago. The Philippine national team started strong in the first quarter going 17-3 in the first few minutes and [...]

Road to redemption

Basketball has been loved by Filipinos from all walks of life from the time it was introduced by the Americans in the early 20th century. History tells us that Philippines first participated in international basketball in the Far Eastern Championship Games in 1913. The Filipinos had been dominating  the game in the six nation athletic [...]

Holding on?

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Smart Gilas national basketball team will vie for the lone Olympic slot on September this year with Rajko Toroman at the helm. Now I doubt if it’s worth holding on to him.
Right after the debacle at the Asian Games in Guangzhou last November, SBP Executive director Noli Eala tweeted that he wouldn’t comment [...]

Year ender: China’s return to the throne

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After two successive setbacks in the Asian championships, China regained the golden scepter in basketball in this year’s edition of Asian Games. In 2007 FIBA – Asia Championship, Iran captured the title in Tokushima, Japan after trouncing Lebanon in the finals. The Chinese, who sent their B team, wound up 10th. Two years [...]

Basketball at 2010 Asian Games final rankings

Basketball at 2010 Asian Games final rankings
Date: November 12-27, 2010
Host nation: China
Rank                      Team
1                           China
2                           South Korea
3                           Iran
4                           Japan
5                           Qatar
6                            Philippines
7                            Jordan
8                            North Korea

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