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 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).
After going head-to-head against upcoming PBA guest team Bay Area Dragons, Ateneo de Manila University head coach Tab Baldwin has also recommended playing other UAAP teams for the club’s continuing buildup for the import-laden PBA conference.
Incoming PBA guest team Bay Area fended off a gritty Ateneo de Manila University side, pulling away with a 102-93 victory in a closed-door tuneup game held at Moro Lorenzo Gym on Saturday.
Back in 2016, FIBA decided to include Australia and New Zealand under FIBA Asia ahead of the 2017 to 2020 basketball cycle. This included their participation in the continental championship, the FIBA Asia Cup, as well as the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers when it drastically tweaked its qualification systems for the top international competitions.
To escape boredom while “imprisoned” in my room as part of health protocols, I continued to digest the latest happenings in the sports scene here and abroad.
Gilas Pilipinas is considering playing in the PBA as a guest team during the league’s second conference, per a report by PhilStar.
Can Jalen Green still play basketball for Gilas Pilipinas? The Filipino-American has represented the United States in the FIBA U19 World Cup before, and general knowledge suggests dual citizens can play for only one country for good — which is the one they’ve chosen first.
THE mushrooming of self-styled experts after Gilas Pilipinas Olympic qualifier campaign in far but picturesque Serbia pains me. I’ve been reading a lot of stories from the social media regarding the tremendous improvement of the national team to the point that the write-ups tend to bury that glaring fact that we didn’t win a single game in our group, thus kissing our Olympic hopes goodbye for the nth time.
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.