Monthly Archives: July 2011

2011 Jones Cup Smart Gilas Schedule

New: Updated Smart Gilas Jones Cup Schedule

2011 William Jones Cup Invitational Tournament Schedule
August 6-14, 2011
Sinjhuang Stadium, New Taipei City

Philippines (Smart Gilas) Game Schedule

Philippines vs Jordan
August 6, 5pm

UAE vs Philippines
August 7, 3pm

Philippines vs Korea
August 9, 5pm

Philippines vs South Africa
August 10, 3pm

Japan vs Philippines
August 11, 3pm

Philippines vs Malaysia
August 12, 1pm

Philippines vs Taiwan
August 13, 7pm

Iran vs Philippines
August 14, 5pm

View the Updated Smart Gilas Jones Cup Schedule

2011 Jones Cup Smart Gilas Roster

PHILIPPINES – Smart Gilas Mens Basketball Team

Player Roster for 2011 William Jones Cup
Joseph Evans CASIO
Dylan Simon ABABOU
Japeth Paul AGUILAR
Pauliasi TAULAVA
Christopher John TIU
Christopher LUTZ

Next for Smart Gilas, Jones Cup

2011 William Jones Cup invitational Tournament
August 6-14, 2011
Sinjhuang Stadium, New Taipei City

Participating Teams:
-Philippines (Smart Gilas)
-South Africa
-United Arab Emirates

Do you think Smart Gilas will win the 2011 Jones Cup?

  • Yes (82%, 1,009 Votes)
  • No (18%, 223 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,229

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Lassiter and Lutz joins PBA Draft

Chris Lutz
Chris Lutz

Marcio Lassiter
Marcio Lassiter

2011 PBA Rookie Draft Deadline: August 18, 2011

Smart Gilas Pilipinas players Chris Lutz and Marcio Lassiter lead the first few applicants for the PBA Draft to be held on August 28, 2011 at Robinsons Place, Manila.

* pics by gmtan from

Smart Gilas gave NBA stars a good fight

Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs NBA Selection (Smart All-Stars)
July 24, 2011 – Smart Araneta Coliseum
NBA Selection defeats Smart Gilas, 98-89

Game Highlights:
– JV Casio led Smart Gilas with 16 points
– Marcus Douthit with 14 points including a couple of slam dunks
– Slam Dunks by Javale McGee, Kevin Durant and Derrick Williams
– Gutsy plays by Chris Lutz
– 4 players in double figures by Smart Gilas
– Japeth Aguilar slam dunk against Kevin Durant
– Asi Taulava bumping Kevin Durant
– Dondon Hontiveros closely guarding Kobe Bryant (And getting KB24 jersey after the game)
– Manny Pacquiao arrived in the 4th quarter and was approached by Kobe Bryant
– Chris Paul challenging Pacquiao to a boxing fight
– NBA stars throwing shoes and jerseys to the crowd after the game
– Manny Pacquiao signing autographs and having their pictures taken by NBA stars
– Biggest Highlight of the Game: Crowd chanting defense in the 4th quarter when Smart Gilas had a chance to steal the game

Game Scores:
NBA Selection 98
— Bryant 17, McGee 16, Durant 16, Harden 15, Evans 9, Williams 8, Rose 6, Paul 6. Fisher 5.

Smart Gilas 89 – Casio 16, Douthit 14, Lutz 12, Hontiveros 11, Lassiter 9, Tiu 8, Aguilar 6, Ababou 4, Williams 4, Alapag 3, Barroca 0, Taulava 0, Ballesteros 0.

Quarterscores: 28-16, 55-37, 79-60, 98-89.

Thanks to Smart, MVP Foundation, PLDT, Meralco, Maynilad, TV5, Metro Pacific, Philex Mining for making this memorable event possible.

Smart Ultimate Allstar Weekend


Smart Gilas will face an NBA Selection composed of Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Tyreke Evans, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Derrick Williams, Derek Fisher, Javale McGee and MVP Derrick Rose on Sunday, July 24, 2011, 1pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. (Delayed telecast at 5:30pm – InterAKTV 13)

Smart Gilas will be reinforced by Jimmy Alapag, Kelly Williams, Ranidel de Ocampo, Asi Taulava and Dondon Hontiveros.

The Smart Ultimate Allstar Weekend will also feature the NBA Selection against a PBA selection composed of James Yap, Marc Pingris, Mark Caguiao, JC Intal, Arwind Santos, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Jason Castro, Ryan Reyes, Larry Fonacier, Sonny Thoss, LA Tenorio, Sol Mercado, Gary David, Gabe Norwood and Danny Siegle on July 23, 2011, 7pm also at the Big Dome. (Live Telecast – InterAKTV 13)

This event is brought to you by Smart and MVP Foundation along with PLDT, Meralco and TV5.

Tickets available at, please call 911-5555!

2011 FIBA Asia Championship Groupings

2011 FIBA Asia Championship (2012 Olympics Qualifying Tournament)
September 15-25, 2011
Wuhan, China

Group A
South Korea
Team 1 from Middle Asia

Group B
Chinese Taipei
Team 2 from Middle Asia

Group C

Group D

The Champion of this tournament will represent Asia in the 2012 London Olympic Games while the 2nd and 3rd placers will have a slot in the 2012 FIBA-Olympic Qualifier along with teams from other zones for another chance to be included in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Smart Gilas Tune-up Games

Upcoming Tune-up games for Smart Gilas
July 6, 6pm – Smart Gilas vs Cebu Niños in Cebu
July 7, 6pm – Smart Gilas vs Cebu Niños in Mandaue
July 8, 6pm – Smart Gilas vs Cebu Niños at the San Agustin Gym in Iloilo

Smart Gilas might have a tune-up game against a star-studded NBA selection team soon as they prepare for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament this September 2011 in Wuhan, China.