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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Big Men Suggestions for Smart Gilas

With only Marcus Douthit being able to match the size of big men on opposing Asian sides, it is imperative for Smart Gilas Philippine basketball team to create a pool of big men who can match the size of opponents on the international stage. Here are a few suggestions of Filipino big men who are at least 6'9" tall:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Too Early to Call Samigue Eman a Bust

It is always sad to see a once promising basketball player turn out to be a bust in the professional leagues. By now, many Philippine basketball followers are already referring to Samigue Eman as one such individual. Eman's stint at Magnolia and San Miguel may have proven to be abortive of his development as a basketball player in his prime.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Philippine Basketball Can Go Big

While the lack of size has been touted as a perennial problem for the Philippine basketball team in international competitions, the current atmosphere is not as troubling as it was......if only all sectors unite. Doing an inventory of our current assets, i.e. active basketball players, one can see that there is enough size that can make us competitive at the international level. While in the past many of the taller basketball players available are not as skilled as the smaller guys in their positions, it is a different story nowadays, with taller guys now learning how to use their size advantage against smaller guys to the hilt.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Smart Gilas wins Jones Cup 2012

Smart Gilas Pilipinas rode on the heroics of Lewis Alfred Tenorio in the final day of competition as they upset the USA, 76-75, and win the Jones Cup 2012. Tenorio scored the go ahead basket with 18 seconds left. The point guard from the Alaska Aces actually scored 11 of his 20 points in the 4th quarter to lead the come-from-behind win. This is the fourth time a Philippine basketball team has won the Jones Cup, the last one coming 14 years ago.