Philippines Jones Cup 2012 Champions

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2012 William Jones Cup
Philippines defeats USA, 76-75
August 26, 2012
Taipei, Taiwan

Game Highlights:
-LA Tenorio clutch shooting for Philippines with 20 points including the game winning jumper
-PBA Finals MVP Jeff Chan with another solid game with 18 points
-Marcus Douthit with a double-double, 17 points and 12 rebounds
-Larry Fonacier also had another good game contributing 9 points
-Come from behind win by Smart Gilas, down by 14 points in the 2nd half
-Philippines finished with a 7-1 record
-Jones Cup 2012 Champions, 1st championship since 1998

Game Scores
Philippines 76 – Tenorio 20, Chan 18, Douthit 17, Fonacier 9, Norwood 5, David 5, De Ocampo 2, Thoss 0, Mercado 0.

USA 75 – Arnold 17, Justice 17, Marshall 14, Barnes 13, Dearman 10, Vandermeer 2, Reese 0, Williams 0.

Quarters: 12-13, 23-34, 51-59, 76-75.

* Photo above from Coach Chot Reyes as posted in his twitter account @coachot





64 Responses to Philippines Jones Cup 2012 Champions

  1. noelski says:

    Marcus Douthit
    Ranidel de Ocampo
    Stanley Pringle (in)G- 6’1″- quick, shooter!
    japeth Aguilar(in)- more mobile than Thoss, with defensive prowess
    LA Tenorio
    Chris Lutz (in)- quick, shooter, a decent defender
    Jeff Chan
    Gabe Norwood
    Kelly Williams (in)- quick, mobile, rebounder, slammer!
    Gary David
    Sol Mercado
    Greg Slaughter(in)- will provide quality minutes,best back up for Marcus at 7’0″. can intimidate other big man on the other teams.
    James Yap (in)- shooter, can drive to the basket at any given time and situation…

    And if we are blessed to have a consistent rebounder as well as a defensive stopper in the likes of Javalle McGee, wow almost perfect na line up

  2. nbats03 says:

    PG
    Jimmy Alapag (Leadership and stability)
    LA Tenorio (Just remember the USA Game, no need for me to reason why him)

    SG
    Jeff Chan (If you watched the tournament, he buried those threes like crazy)
    Sol Mercado (The Handles and the way he leaves defenders is surely an asset)

    Power Forward
    Japeth Aguilar (Though he’s potential is not yet realized, we need him to help Douthit, if you watch Jones Cup
    we clearly lacked in Size inside)
    Kelly Williams (Clearly a body inside the paint, a high leaper and a blue collar worker inside the paint)

    Small Forward
    Gabe Norwood (A high leaper with a good shooting touch, can block shots and can handle the ball under pressure)
    Arwind Santos (High Leaper, Scorer, threat inside the paint and a great defender)

    Center
    MArcus Douthit (No Doubt everybody knows we depend on him inside offensively and Defensively)
    Reavis/Reyes/Thoss (Although they cant replace what Douthit brings to the court, they are the only ones
    (I can see that can hold up the fort when Douthit Gets tired, im a bit skeptical about
    (Thoss, as upon watching Jones Cup, he hasnt really performed well in the 5 position).

    Additional Players to fill the 12 man roster:
    Gary David(SG) – We need his shooting specially under pressure
    Larry Fonacier (SG) – Deadly shooter as well

    Note: the reason why the 2 remaining addition are guards is because upon watching international competition
    the 3 point shot is a very deadly ally and with shooters we can free up Douthit Inside and we can let
    Norwood/Japeth/Santos do what they do best and that is score inside the paint and dominate the boards.
    Of course i would also like to add a center to backup Douthit and his backup center. But as of now i cant
    really think of any other center we can count on since ASI Taulava.

  3. nbats03 says:

    @Boom
    hahaha natawa naman ako dun pero sana nga makuha natin si Mcgee as a naturalized player someday in the future, but right now im really proud of our boys and how they won. Legend ka na LA Tenorio, Saludo ako sayo Lieutenant! Kudos! The Game played against the USA is one of historical importance since di lahat makakapagsabi na natalo nila ang USA, although this is not the USA NAtional Mens Team, The team you beat was pretty good and that bolsters our condifence in the coming FIBA Asia cup, keep it up guys and dun sa lineup, as long as its a lineup that will compete with a heart and will upgrade our lineup, i believe the filipino nation will have nothing to say but praises. The Nation is behind you Gilas 2.0, Salamat din po sa inyo sir MVP sa development and continuation ng Gilas. Kudos po!

  4. estoy says:

    suggestion for smart gilas line up for the coming fiba asia qualifying which will be held at japan this September 2012

    PG LA Tenorio / Jayson Castro / Paul Lee

    SG Jeff Chan / Gary David / Marcio Lasiter

    SF Gabe Norwood / Arwind Santos / Cris Lutz

    PF Japet Aguilar / Bo Belga / Jay Washington

    C Marcus Dauthit / Jun Mar Fajardo / Mick Pinisi

  5. Athan says:

    Wag na kayo mag request ng mga players para sa SG2.0(Smart Gilas), mga reserved players lang cla(pero sa totoo lang, they stood up and SHINE!), cnadya ng Coaching staffs na wag muna ilabas ang key players naten dahil d naman required ang JONES CUP para sa QUALIFICATIONS for OLYMPICS – Rio De Janeiro, gagamitn lang ung mga key players para sa upcoming FIBA-ASIA League. DUn dapat ilabas ng SG2.0 ang lahat ng galing nila at determination to get into Olympics>> eventually take that GOLD!!

  6. SANTER says:

    sana kasali na sila ,santos, yap, fajardo,aguilar,at lutz or si lassiter,, ayus na yon…

  7. lagyan lang big deffender si marcus dothet upang lumakas ang depensa yung magaling na center magaling kasi ang mga guard natin.

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