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Ravena, Alas take backcourt reins for Philippines vs Australia

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:38 AM

With Jayson Castro and Jio Jalalon out, Gilas Pilipinas' backcourt duties rest on the shoulders of Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas against Australia today

BACKCOURT DUO. Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas take the backcourt reins for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by PBA Images

16-man Gilas roster announced for Jones Cup

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will defend its Jones Cup gold later this month

JONES CUP. Chot Reyes announces his 16-man roster for the 2017 Jones Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reyes aimed for versatility, balance in forming SEABA 12

May 02, 2017 - 5:27 AM

I think it’s very balanced it’s very versatile It has size and it’s a great combination of rookies and veterans says Chot Reyes of his 12 man lineup

VERSATILITY. The Gilas Pilipinas SEABA 2017 lineup is a healthy mix of rookies, veterans, and versatile players. Photos from PBA Images

SBP concerned about Blatche's conditioning

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manuel V Pangilinan hopes to see the Blatche that suited up in Spain and not in Changsha

All systems go for 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifier in Manila

Apr 12, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manuel V Pangilinan promises to pull out all the stops for the qualifying tournament

NBA players Leonard, Lowry, Johnson also coming to Manila

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Add 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard along with Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry and rookie Nick Johnson to the list of stars playing against Gilas Pilipinas

MORE PLAYERS. (L to R) Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, and rookie Nick Johnson are also coming to the Philippines for the Gilas Last Home Stand. Photos from EPA

Reyes adds four players to Gilas Pilipinas pool

Feb 28, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Lee Slaughter Dillinger and Lassiter join the Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup

FOUR MORE. Gilas Pilipinas head coach names four more players as part of the training pool for FIBA World Cup

Taulava, Mercado, Williams: The Reinforcements I - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 4

Feb 22, 2014 - 3:37 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora examines the contributions of Gilas Pilipinas reinforcements Asi Taulava Kelly Williams and Sol Mercado

REINFORCEMENTS. Asi Taulava, Sol Mercado and Kelly Williams have become indispensable since joining Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by KC Cruz, Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas, naturalization and 'Filipino-ness'

Feb 20, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Will Gilas Pilipinas go all Filipino at the FIBA World Cup in Spain? The answer can only be yes says basketball writer Levi Verora

FILIPINO OR NOT? NBA players Andray Blatche (left) and Javale Mcgee (right) have been petitioned for Filipino citizenship ahead of the FIBA World Cup, but is the practice right? Photos by Donn Emmert and Ethan Miller/Getty/AFP