He may be the oldest in Gilas’ trio of shooters, but the 36-year-old Gary David is the most versatile scorer and can get hot at any given moment. That isn’t good news for Philippines’ opponents in the upcoming World Cup.
An alum of Lyceum of the Philippines University, the Bataan native was selected tenth overall by the Coca-Cola Tigers in the 2004 Philippine Basketball Association draft. “El Granada’s” stock rose after making a name for himself with the now-defunct Powerade Tigers and leading the franchise to a runner-up finish in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup. That season David led all scorers with a 25.8 average.
David would lead the lead in scoring for four straight seasons beginning 2009-10 to 2012-13 while becoming the 64th player to score 5,000 points in the PBA
In the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship, David got off to a slow start but Filipinos never lost faith in him, knowing it would only take a matter of time before the scoring machine would find his stroke. And true enough, it did against Kazakhstan, as David fired off 22 points on six 3-pointers to lead Gilas to victory and to the next round of the tournament. – Rappler.com
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