Jericho Cruz dropped 21 points and came up big in the clutch as Guam fended off Hong Kong, 67-64 on Friday at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru, India for a perfect first round record in the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 pre-qualifiers.
Gilas Pilipinas used a stellar second half turnaround and drew big games from key stars to repulse Jordan in a monumental 74-66 win on Thursday (Friday Manila time) in its first game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers fifth window at the Prince Hamza Sporting Hall in Amman, Jordan.
The Guamanian national basketball team made quick work of Singapore, 82-59 on Thursday at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru, India to jumpstart its FIBA Asia Cup 2025 pre-qualifiers campaign on a high note.
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.
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.
With the spotlight in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers belonging largely to Jordan Clarkson and Kai Sotto, another Gilas Pilipinas stalwart has gotten the attention of former national team player Marc Pingris.