FIBA Asia announced on Friday that the upcoming 2021 FIBA Asia Cup in Indonesia shall be moved to July 2022.
Kai Sotto will officially not be joining Gilas Pilipinas for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup set in Indonesia next month.
Gilas Pilipinas has confirmed its participation in the King Adbullah Cup in Jordan, a five-nation, six-team pocket tournament that the country will use as preparation for the FIBA Asia Cup in Indonesia next month.
After its stint in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, Gilas Pilipinas will now focus on its preparations for the FIBA Asia Cup proper which starts in August in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Gilas Pilipinas fought China to a 79-all draw in a closed-door, non-televised tune-up game on Wednesday in Pampanga.
After its successful FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers Clark campaign, Gilas Pilipinas will now shift its focus to preparing for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia in July.
Gilas Pilipinas completed a six-game sweep of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers after repeating over Korea, 82-77 in the final game day of the third window Sunday in Pampanga.
The steady play of Gilas Pilipinas’ young guards has earned the respect not just of PBA and former national team senior players, but also of Indonesia’s Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa.
It appears the “lucky shot” remark by Korea’s head coach has drawn the attention of no less than Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin.
Gilas Pilipinas fended off a gallant stand from Indonesia, 76-51 on Friday to remain unbeaten in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers third window in Pampanga, Philippines.