Richard “Dickie” Bachmann will be the commissioner of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Basketball Tournaments.
Pitted against a team slowly becoming its regional rival in the youth level, the Gilas Pilipinas U18 women’s national team leaned on the exploits of Sumayah Sugapong to seal a hard-earned win.
Ateneo de Manila University faltered in its second tune-up game in Israel, absorbing a 73–81 defeat against pro team Elitzur Eito Ashkelon at the Zysman Arena on Monday evening (Manila time).
The Gilas Pilipinas U18 women’s national team banked on a strong fourth quarter closer to pull away and beat regional rival Thailand, 65-50 in the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship 2022 Division B group phase on Monday at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru, India.
The Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles began their Israel camp with a close win by staving off Israeli National League team side A.S. Ramat HaSharon, 73-69 in a tune-up game held at Oranim Sports Hall on Saturday evening (Manila time).
One of the noteworthy sidelights when Gilas Pilipinas conquered Saudi Arabia on Monday in the fourth window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers was how generations of Ateneo Blue Eagles stars were able to share the hardcourt together for the national team.
The only reason why Chinese-Japanese college student Hiroyuki Yamasaki travelled to Manila, Philippines earlier this August was to attend a month-long summer English review classes in preparation for his TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), a standardized exam that tests how ready non-native speakers are usually before enrolling at an English-speaking university or later on for international employment.
With Gilas Pilipinas fielding one of its better lineups throughout the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, mainstay Dwight Ramos thinks the current roster needs just a bit more fortifying to be battle-ready for the prestigious international competition next year.
Donning the Gilas Pilipinas jersey is nothing new for Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., having done it on several occasions across the youth, cadet, and men’s seniors levels.
One aspect of Jordan Clarkson’s ongoing NBA career that will always be unique is the fact that he was able to play with both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James — two of basketball’s greatest names ever.