Jayson Castro named to Jones Cup Mythical Five
MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas veteran guard Jayson Castro was named to the Mythical Five selection of the 37th William Jones Cup during the tournament awarding ceremonies on Sunday evening, September 6, in Taiwan.
Joining Castro in the Mythical Team are Iran’s Hamed Haddadi and Mehdi Kamrani, South Korea’s Moon Tae-young, and Chinese Taipei’s Lin Chi-chieh.
During the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship held in Manila, Castro was also named to the tournament’s Mythical Team selection, which led to the birth of “The Best Point Guard in Asia” nickname.
Per fibalivestats.com, Casto averaged 13 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.4 boards a game during the Jones Cup, where Gilas finished 6-2 with victories against both Chinese Taipei teams, USA Overtake-Select, the Wellington Saints, Spartak Primorye from Russia, and Japan. Their losses came against South Korea and Iran.
The Philippines finished in second place to attain their first ever silver medal in the tourney. – Rappler.com
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