Smart Gilas will not play in PBA 3rd Conference, taps 4 PBA players

Smart Gilas coach Rajko Toroman confirmed that Smart Gilas Pilipinas will not play in the upcoming PBA Governors Cup starting June 2011. Smart Gilas will join the Jones Cup in August.

Toroman also requested 4 players from the PBA to help them in their quest for an Olympic slot this September in the FIBA-Asia Championships. The 4 PBA players are Jimmy Alapag, Asi Taulava, Kelly Williams and Dondon Hontiveros.

11 Responses to Smart Gilas will not play in PBA 3rd Conference, taps 4 PBA players

  1. jan says:

    isali nyo si jay washington at ryan reyes at james yap , asi taulava kelly williams alisin nyo si baroca,ababo,balesteros,lutz,at slaugther

    • elgwapo says:

      wag nman si barroca at lutz sila and ngdala ng smart gilas sa commisioners cup sama nila douthit casio lassiter at aguilar

      ang dapat tanggalin ay si ramos at baracael

  2. jan says:

    dapat sana i hope ganito line up ng gilas
    1st 5 2nd 5 reserved
    douhit center taulava center baracael
    aguilar pf alrech ramos pf lassiter
    jay washington sf kelly williams sf
    ryan reyes sg james yap sg
    casio pg chris tui pg

  3. dustin says:

    coach knows best!!!!

  4. Its a very good line up of smart gilas if Wiliams, Taulaba, Hontiveros, and Alapag is included in the line up because as I see, the team still needs shooter: catch and shoot like hontiveros and wiliams for rebounder. Alapag is also a deadly shooter from the outside can be alternate with Casio. Baroca is still good especially in the defense. So far its good show up in the PBA, I know that if the goal is for championship pwedi magawa ng smart gilas kaya lang this is not their ultimate goal.

  5. alex07 says:

    I hope Kelly is 100% come Fiba-Asia Championships,I would like to see washington finally playing for the RP team but I doubt that greedy San Miguel would release him to the national team.We need more forwards to help Douthit get the rebounds and defend the paint. Goodluck to the national team!!!

  6. teogenes says:

    sama nyo si penia

  7. Oscar Catolico says:

    1st 5:
    Marcus Douthit
    Japeth Aguilar
    Kelly Williams
    James Yap
    Chris Tiu
    Rafi Reavis, Aldrech Ramos, Jay Washington, Marcio Lassiter, JV Casio,
    Jimmy Alapag and Greg Slaughter
    line-up has remarkable size, defense, and potent 3 pt. shooting

  8. wens says:

    Hindi pwede ang pa all star play ni James Yap, that’s it. Jay Washington is not a good candidate kasi my attitude and yan ang nkakasira ng chemistry.pwede c ryan reyes pero loaded n tau s guards nandyn n c chris tiu, prioritize ntn offense ksi we all know ok ang depensa ntn kht noon pa..

  9. wens says:

    C’mon guys, it’s frustrating to see you lose without putting a valiant stand against these guys, all of you are better than them. The game against Iran is an ok loss because you put up a good fight but against qatar. Mac Baracael, Lassiter when you know your shots are not falling outside go inside with jumpers at the paint, it’s acceptable to see you miss in close range jumpers than miss all througout the game with 3 pointers. Marcio what happened with your slashing moves we badly need that since participating in PBA and an altercation with Caguioa happened your game was nowhere.Coach Toroman is looking for a go-to-guy like Kobe or Lebron, He will not find it here in the Philippines for some time, We need a guy who plays like Gabe Freeman who can shoot it at mid range and can go hard to the basket that’s it, The similarity of Professional and FIBA game is that when it’s crunch time you need players that can take charge.We’re lacking at Small forward, a guy who plays the mid range and can drive to the basket at times and most of all with a lot of heart. Go back to basics basic form of shooting like the days of Caidic. Baracael shots are not falling from outside bcoz He shoots it like at the mid range which should’nt be (releasing at the top of jump), 3 point should be shot more like continual jump and quick release like Alapag’s. Poor shooting hurts us a lot, Even when you have good plays if you cannot shoot it, it’s useless.

  10. wens says:

    Mark Caguioa is a good candidate. Even though He did not deliver the last time with powerade, We need his style of play mid range shooting and drive to the basket shots. Maybe he’ll get some “luck” at the asian games. Caution to Toroman if He’ll use Caguioa, substitute Him whenevr He gets 2 to 3 turnovers at given period, Don’t make the mistake that Chot Reyes did when He used Him given the fact that He was wasting to much posessions.

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