Monthly Archives: September 2013

FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships Recap


Philippines competed in the recent FIBA 3×3 Under-18 World Championships held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Philippine Team Players:
-Kobe Paras (6’5)
-Ferdinand Ravena III (Thirdy Ravena) (6’2)
-Rashleigh-paolo Rivero (6’4)
-Arvin Tolentino (6’4)

Philippine Team Final Standings: 3 wins, 4 losses

Philippine Team Game Results:

Uniqlo Shukka Roll featuring Gilas Pilipinas players

Gilas Pilipinas players: Gabe Norwood, LA Tenorio, Jimmy Alapag and Larry Fonacier dance the Shukka Roll!

This is for a promo by Uniqlo Philippines. Do your own version of the Shukka Roll in a pair of Uniqlo Leggings and get a chance to win P25,000 worth of Uniqlo GCs!

Congratulations Kobe Paras! FIBA Slam Dunk Champion

Watch Honda Dunk Contest with Kobe Paras (2013 FIBA 3×3 U18 in Jakarta)

Watch Kobe Paras dunk over teammate Thirdy Ravena sitting on a motorcyle for his final dunk that gave him the championship. 15 year old Kobe Paras is the son of the only Rookie MVP of the PBA, Benjie Paras.

2013 FIBA 3×3 Under-18 Tournament Slam Dunk Contest
Champion: Kobe Paras

Watch FIBA 3×3 Videos

Philippines moves to No. 34 in FIBA Rankings


Due to our 2nd place finish in the recent 2013 FIBA Asia Championship, the Philippines is now No. 34 in the FIBA Rankings (From No. 45 after the 2012 Olympics). The +11 increase in our rankings was the highest increase in the Top 40.

Jong Uichico to coach SEA Games Philippine Team


Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jong Uichico was tapped to coach the Philippine National Basketball Team which will compete in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar this December.

No info yet on the composition of the team but may include players from the Gilas Pilipinas cadet pool.

EuroBasket 2013 Results


EuroBasket 2013
September 4-22, 2013

All-Tournament Team (Top 5 players of the Tournament)
-Tony Parker (France)
-Goran Dragic (Slovenia)
-Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia)
-Linas Kleiza (Lithuania)
-Marc Gasol (Spain)

European Teams who qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain: (Top 6 minus host country)
1 – France
2 – Lithuania
3 – Spain

LA Tenorio in Banana Nite

Gilas Pilipinas LA Tenorio appeared in Ihaw Na segment of Banana Nite!

Japeth Aguilar and Jeff Chan in GGV

Jeff Chan and Japeth Aguilar of Gilas Pilipinas appeared in GGV or “Gandang Gabi Vice”, a show by Vice Ganda in ABS-CBN.