Monday, June 16, 2014

Before World Cup Gilas will play in Fiba Asia Cup 2014 this July

In July 11-19, 2014 Gilas Pilipinas will travel to China for the Fiba Asia Cup 2014. Winners of this event will be automatically qualifies for the Fiba Asia 2015 Championship. Gilas will play with the Asia's top Basketball teams including China, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Japan, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Iran and Jordan.

As Gilas preparing for the World Cup on August, this Fiba Asia Cup 2014 is also important for them. They need to win this event so they will get the qualification to play in FIBA Asia 2015 and hopefully for the Fiba world cup in 2019.

Andray Blatche will join this event. The PF naturalized Filipino from Brooklyn Nets will surely gives big impact for this team. Blatche was averaging 10pts and 5 rebounds with almost 1 blocks per game in 2013-2014 NBA season, that was a solid performance for the 21 minutes of play per game.

In 2013 Gilas had their 2nd place in FIBA Asia Championsip. They beat Kazakhstan and South Korea in the Final Round but loss to the Championship match against the Iran Team.

2013 and 2014 are the best years for the Philippine Basketball team, they chosen to play in World Cup and they increased the FIBA ranking in +11, they are now at the 34th place.

We Filipino believed that Gilas Pilipinas can do more. As the battles goes on we will be on their side to support them and embrace them in win or loss.