MANILA, Philippines – The 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup is reaching its conclusion, and Gilas Pilipinas Youth has yet to get one win in Heraklion, Greece.
Game after game against the world’s best teams, the tallest Filipino youth team in history looked like dwarfs trying to climb the shoulders of giants.
Save from the consistent showings of Dave Ildefonso, Kai Sotto and Gerry Abadiano, no other Gilas Youth member has managed to keep up against the tight-knit opposition.
The Filipino youngsters will now try to salvage their AJ Edu-less campaign against Asian juggernaut China, which is also looking for its first win in the World Cup at 12 pm on Saturday, July 6 (5 pm, Saturday, July 6, Philippine time).
Will it finally be a breakthrough or yet another heartbreak for Gilas Youth?
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