FIBA Asia Cup

Dwight Ramos joins Gilas Pilipinas in Laguna bubble

Delfin Dioquino
Dwight Ramos joins Gilas Pilipinas in Laguna bubble

BACK AT IT. Dwight Ramos reunites with Gilas Pilipinas.

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Dwight Ramos has played a pivotal role as Gilas Pilipinas topped Group A of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers with a 3-0 record

Gilas Pilipinas welcomed a key player in its preparations for the third and final window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers in February with the arrival of Dwight Ramos.

Ramos reunited with the national team in its training camp at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna, on Monday, January 25.

Gilas Pilipinas team manager Gabby Cui confirmed the news.

The 6-foot-4 guard played a pivotal role as the Philippines topped Group A with a 3-0 record, seeing action in all 3 games and averaging 12.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals.

Ramos had a perfect game in Gilas Pilipinas’ first of two meetings against Thailand in the second window, delivering 20 points on a 7-of-7 clip from the field and 4-of-4 from the line to go with 7 rebounds and 3 steals.

Kai Sotto is the only player who has yet to join the national team in Laguna.

Gilas Pilipinas needs to win at least 1 of its 3 games in the third window, which the country will host in Clark, Pampanga, to secure a berth for the FIBA Asia Cup.

The Philippines will play South Korea twice and Indonesia once in the third window. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.