One American player was actually an ex-professional who had already suited up in the National Basketball Association. At the time, the WBC was an amateur international competition sanctioned by International Amateur Basketball Federation (FIBA).
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.
Get Terrence Romeo a Gilas Pilipinas jersey asap. The San Miguel Beermen guard and long-time national team member candidly hinted on his desire to play for Gilas again via an Instagram comment he made on Monday.
Long-time basketball player agent Matthew Manotoc has urged the PBA to reconsider its stand regarding Kiefer Ravena’s intent to play in the Japan B.League.
A FIBA official is open to re-examining and changing the basketball governing body’s rules on eligibility, which shall likely benefit Gilas Pilipinas for future competitions.
The creation of a professional league, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), in April 1975 altered the landscape of the country’s basketball history locally and internationally.
In local sports, the date April 9 also is special to hoops fans. A momentous occasion moment it was forty-six years ago on that day for it marked the birth of professional basketball in the Philippines.
There are various Basketball Hall of Fame sites here and abroad but not many know that there exists one for international basketball.
Filipino international prospect Kai Sotto may be part of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, as well as future, Gilas Pilipinas roster according to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).
“It will be very difficult for us to get the slot in Belgrade. I will be the first to delight if we make it and I continue to hope for a triumphant campaign,” – Ramon Fernandez