Monthly Archives: August 2011
Congratulations to the Smart Gilas players who were all drafted in the 1st round in the 2011 PBA Rookie Draft. Congratulations to JV Casio who was the 1st overall draft pick and will be teammates with Marcio Lassiter while Chris Lutz will go to recent champion Petron. Point Guard Mark Barroca was picked by new team Shopinas Clickers while Alaska gets Mac Baracael. Meralco picked Jason Ballesteros while Dylan Ababou was picked last in the 1st round by Barako Bull (Former Air 21).
PBA Draft 1st Round
1. JV Casio (Powerade)
2. Paul Lee (Rain or Shine)
3. Chris Lutz (Petron)
4. Marcio Lassiter (Powerade)
5. Mark Barroca (Shopinas)
6. Mac Baracael (Alaska)
7. Jason Ballesteros (Meralco)
8. Allein Maliksi (Barako)
9. Reil Cervantes (Ginebra)
10. Dylan Ababou (Barako)
After the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship in Wuhan, China which will be held in September 15-25, 2011 (2012 London Olympics Qualifier), the core of the Smart Gilas National Basketball Team will have a revamp since most players have applied for the PBA Rookie Draft and will surely be top picks.
The Smart Gilas program has been extended until the 2013 FIBA-Asia Championship which the top three teams will qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Championship.
Marcus Douthit and Chris Tiu will lead the new Smart Gilas Team along with Greg Slaughter and Aldrech Ramos. Other names have popped up on the list of Smart Gilas players like Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks and more collegiate players.
Who do you think should be included in the next Smart Gilas Team?
Smart Gilas Pilipinas players who joined the PBA Rookie Draft
– JV Casio
– Marcio Lassiter
– Chris Lutz
– Mark Barroca
– Mac Baracael
– Dylan Ababou
– Jason Ballesteros
2011 PBA Rookie Draft will be held on August 28 at Robinsons Place, Manila. The Smart Gilas players will still play in the FIBA Asia Championships in September and will go back to the PBA team that drafted them.
The Powerade Tigers will have the 1st pick overall and may select JV Casio.
Which Smart Gilas player will be picked first in the PBA Draft?
- JV Casio (81%, 196 Votes)
- Marcio Lassiter (7%, 16 Votes)
- Mac Baracael (5%, 11 Votes)
- Mark Barroca (4%, 10 Votes)
- Jason Ballesteros (2%, 5 Votes)
- Chris Lutz (2%, 4 Votes)
- Dylan Ababou (1%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 243
Smart Gilas Pilipinas will not play in the 4-Nation Doha Tournament in Qatar due to injuries to Chris Tiu, JV Casio, Mark Barroca and the extension of the Talk N Text vs Petron PBA Finals to Game 7. 5 players from Talk N Text will reinforce Smart Gilas and they need time to rest from the grueling series vs Petron.
The five players from Talk N Text that will join Smart Gilas in the FIBA Asia Championships in September:
– Jimmy Alapag
– Kelly Williams
– Ranidel de Ocampo
– Larry Fonacier
– Ryan Reyes
No word yet on which tournament/exhibition games that they will play before the FIBA Tournament.
Dondon Hontiveros has decided to quit Smart Gilas due to fatigue and health issues. With Hontiveros out 2 new Talk N Text players was added to the Smart Gilas pool: Ryan Reyes and Larry Fonacier.
We would like to thank Dondon Hontiveros for his service to the country, let us support his decision ad continue to support our Philippine National Basketball Team.
* Pic above is from smartgilaspilipinas.com
2011 Four-Nation Doha Tournament
August 24-29, 2011
Al Gharafa Indoor Hall, Doha, Qatar
Participating Teams: Philippines, Lebanon, Syria and Qatar.
Smart Gilas Game Schedule
Wednesday, August 24, 11pm – Philippines vs Lebanon
Thursday, August 25, 11pm – Philippines vs Qatar
Friday, August 26, 9pm – Philippines vs Syria
Sunday, August 28 – Semifinals
Monday, August 29 – Finals
Note: Kelly Williams, Jimmy Alapag and Ranidel de Ocampo will be joining the Smart Gilas Pilipinas in this tournament.
2011 William Jones Cup Invitational Tournament Battle for 3rd Place
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese-Taipei
Sinjhuang Stadium, New Taipei City
Philippines defeats Chinese-Taipei, 82-72
– With the win, Philippines finished 3rd overall in the 2011 Jones Cup
– Marcus Douthit led Smart Gilas with 28 points and 11 boards (12/18 from the field)
– 4 players scored in double figures: Marcio Lassiter (16), Dondon Hontiveros (13) and Mark Barroca (10)
– JV Casio (Knee) and Chris Lutz (Elbow) did not play due to injuries
Philippines 82 – Douthit 28, Lassiter 16, Hontiveros 13, Barroca 10, Baracael 5, Taulava 5, Aguilar 4, Ababou 0
Chinese-Taipei 72 – Chien C. 26, Chen S. 13, Su 9, Lee 6, Chen H. 4, Lu 4, Creighton 3, Chang 2, Ho 2
Quarterscores: 22-16; 43-34; 62-49; 82-72