Monthly Archives: September 2011

Smart Gilas players now in the PBA

The PBA 37th Season (PBA Philippine Cup) will start on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Our favorite Smart Gilas players will now play in the PBA (except Chris Tiu and Marcus Douthit).

Powerade is an early favorite with JV Casio and Marcio Lassiter playing together again alongside Gary David. Chris Lutz will be playing with former Smart Gilas Dondon Hontiveros at Petron while Mark Barroca will play with James Yap and is expected to be the main point guard of Coach Tim Cone in B-Meg.

Dylan Ababou and Jason Ballesteros who hardly played for Smart Gilas will have their chance to show their skills with Barako and Meralco respectively. Mac Baracael is a good fit for Alaska and Japeth Aguilar will be teaming up with Smart Gilas reinforcements Kelly Williams, Ranidel de Ocampo and MVP Jimmy Alapag.

Smart Gilas players in the PBA
-JV Casio and Marcio Lassiter will play for Powerade Tigers
-Chris Lutz will play for Petron Blaze Boosters
-Mark Barroca will play for B-Meg Llamados
-Mac Baracael will play for the Alaska Aces
-Jason Ballesteros will play for the Meralco Bolts
-Dylan Ababou will play for Barako Bull Energy
-Japeth Aguilar will go back to Talk N Text Tropang Texters

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Yi Jianlian named MVP, Douthit not in Top 5

FIBA Asia All Star 5

2011 FIBA Asia Championship
Wuhan, China

Most Valuable Player – Yi Jianlian (China)

All-Star Five (Voted by the Coaches of the Top 8 teams)
Center – Hamed Haddadi (Iran)
Power Forward – Yi Jianlian (China)
Small Forward – Samad Bahrami (Iran)
Shooting Guard – Takuya Kawamura (Japan)
Point Guard – Sam Daghles (Jordan)


* Pic above is from FIBA Wuhan Site

Philippines vs Korea Battle for 3rd Game Highlights

2011 FIBA Asia Championship
Philippines vs Korea Battle for Third Place Game Highlights Video

Read Recap: Philippines finished 4th Place in FIBA Asia

* thanks to dakerdz of youtube

What’s Next for Smart Gilas?

After finishing 4th place in the FIBA Asia Championship, the Smart Gilas program must continue even if the core players will go on to play in the PBA. The previous Smart Gilas players can still be used as reinforcements in future tournaments but a new core of players must be trained again.

Next Goal: 2013 FIBA Asia Championship (Top three teams will qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Championship)

Who will leave Smart Gilas?
1. JV Casio (Powerade)
2. Chris Lutz (Petron)
3. Marcio Lassiter (Powerade)
4. Mark Barroca (B-Meg)
5. Mac Baracael (Alaska)
6. Jason Ballesteros (Meralco)
7. Dylan Ababou (Barako)
8. Japeth Aguilar (Talk N Text)

Who will be left?
1. Marcus Douthit – He is now 31 years old and 33 in 2013, he can still play maybe until 35 years old
2. Chris Tiu – He is now 26 years old and 28 in 2013, he still has many years of play and will be able to teach the new core of players
3. Greg Slaughter (Now playing for Ateneo)
4. Aldrech Ramos (Now playing for FEU)

Who might be added to the team?
1. Kiefer Ravena (Now playing for Ateneo)
2. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (Now playing for NU)

Who might coach the next Smart Gilas team?
1. Rajko Toroman – He must be extended for 2 more years
2. Chot Reyes
3. Norman Black
4. Tim Cone
5. Eric Altamirano

Smart Gilas FIBA Asia Championship Recap

2011 FIBA Asia Championship Recap of Smart Gilas Games
Wuhan, China

Battle for 3rd Place Results
Top Scorer: Marcus Douthit – 27 points
Read Game Highlights: Philippines finished 4th Place in FIBA Asia

Semifinals Results
Top Scorer: Marcus Douthit – 21 points
Read Game Highlights: Jordan defeats Philippines in Semis

Quarterfinals Results
Top Scorer: Marcus Douthit – 37 points
Read Game Highlights: Philippines beats Chinese-Taipei, now in Final Four

2nd Round Results

Philippines defeats Syria, 75-52
Top Scorer: Marcus Douthit – 20 points
Read Game Highlights: Another come from behind win by Smart Gilas

Philippines defeats Japan, 83-76
Top Scorer: Marcus Douthit – 25 points
Read Game Highlights: Philippines with a big win over Japan

Philippines defeats Jordan, 72-64
Top Scorer: Marcus Douthit – 19 points
Read Game Highlights: FIBA 2nd Round: Philippines defeats Jordan

1st Round Results

Philippines defeats Bahrain, 113-71
Top Scorer: Japeth Aguilar – 21 points
Read Game Highlights: Philippines defeats Bahrain

China defeats Philippines, 75-60
Top Scorer: Marcus Douthit – 17 points
Read Game Highlights: China defeats Philippines

Philippines defeats UAE, 92-52
Top Scorer: Mac Baracael – 15 points
Read Game Highlights: Philippines defeats UAE

FIBA Asia Championship Standings

2011 FIBA Asia Championship
Wuhan, China

1st place – China (9-0) (Slot in 2012 London Olympics)
2nd place – Jordan (5-4) (Slot in 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifiers)
3rd place – Korea (7-2) (Slot in 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifiers)
4th place – Philippines (6-3)
5th place – Iran (8-1)
6th place – Lebanon (4-5)
7th place – Japan (5-4)
8th place – Chinese-Taipei (4-5)
9th place – Syria (4-4)
10th place – United Arab Emirates (2-6)
11th place – Malaysia (3-5)
12th place – Uzbekistan (1-7)
13th place – Indonesia (2-3)
14th place – India (1-4)
15th place – Bahrain (1-4)
16th place – Qatar (0-5)

Thank you Smart Gilas Pilipinas!

Smart Gilas Win-Loss Record since 2009

Smart Gilas Pilipinas International and Local Tournaments Recap
2009-2011 Smart Gilas Win-Loss Record

Overall Standing in 3 years: 47 wins, 32 losses
(Based on Major Tournaments only, not including Exhibition Games)

-Highest place finish in an International Tournament was 3rd place in 2011 Jones Cup (SEABA not included)
-Big leap in win-loss record from 2010 to 2011

2011 (28 wins, 13 losses)
-FIBA Asia Championship – 4th Place (6-3)
-Jones Cup – 3rd Place (6-3)
-SEABA Championship – 1st Place (3-0)
-FIBA Asia Champions Cup – 4th Place (5-2)
-PBA Commissioners Cup – 3rd Place (8-5)

2010 (14 wins, 17 losses)
-Asian Games – 6th Place (6-5)
-Jones Cup – 4th Place (3-3)
-FIBA Asia Champions Cup – 7th Place (2-5)
-FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup – 4th Place (3-4)

2009 (5 wins, 2 losses)
-FIBA Asia Champions Cup – 5th Place (5-2)

Philippines finished 4th Place in FIBA Asia

2011 FIBA Asia Championship Battle for 3rd
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Korea
Wuhan, China
Korea defeats Philippines, 70-68

Game Highlights:
– Philippines finished 4th place in the FIBA Asia Championship
– Marcus Douthit with 27 points and 22 rebounds
– Philippines missed 4 Free Throws at the end of the game; 2 by Williams, 1 by Douthit and 1 by Lassiter
– Jimmy Alapag 5/7 from three point range with 17 points
– Only 10 assist for Philippines and 13 turnovers that resulted to 13 points by Korea
– 3 point field goal percentage (35%) is higher than 2 point field goal percentage (33%)
– Kelly Williams with 9 points and 11 boards but missed 2 key free throws
– Marcio Lassiter with just 1 point but grabbed 9 rebounds
– Both teams with a low Free Throw Percentage, PHI (59%) and KOR (61%) but Korea made their free throws in the end game
– Biggest lead of Philippines was 13 points
– Chris Tiu and Chris Lutz fouled out of the ballgame
– Japeth Aguilar did not play this game

Game Scores:
Philippines 68 – Douthit 27, Alapag 17, Williams 9, Lutz 5, de Ocampo 3, Tiu 2, Casio 2, Baracael 2, Lassiter 1, Taulava 0, Barroca 0

Quarters: 14-7, 24-17, 47-36, 68-70