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





171 Responses to What’s Next for Smart Gilas?

  1. BlackMamba says:

    Wlang kwenta pumili ng player ang smatgilas dahil maliliit lang kanilang mga mata.

  2. FRD says:

    ang kulang sa sistema ng basketball sa atin ay tamang programa..sa ngaun tama lang na may naturalized player tayo.pero dapat paglipas ng panahon dapat tunay na pinoy na dapat ung nasa center position..itrain lang sila.kagaya ni fajardo,proper training lng ang kailangan niyan.baka may susunod pa na mas malaki d un na.

  3. katahimikan! says:

    sa tingin ko nagkulang tayo sa no.3 position last fiba-asia sana ipinahiram ng petron c arwind santos at sa power forward c sonny thoss.

  4. KNOTS says:

    Filipino players were as good as other countries. We were once a Powerhouse in Asia. Our success in latest FIBA Asia tournament is the best in 24 years.And coach Toroman did a good job considering the limited players he can choose from the pro league.His system works. What lacks in our system is commitment. If We look at the situation right now we are to train again new players. The former Smart Gilas players is now under the terms of their mother teams and that questions their commitment in future tournaments. If you look at other Asian teams like Korea, China and Jordan they have players who play for their national team for 10 years or so. Here our players once enters the pro league its hard for them to commit wholeheartedly into our national team. We might need new players but if we want to become no.1 in Asia it is more than 100% commitment.

  5. WATCHER says:

    Daming marunong dito sa thread, tagal ko nang tinitingnan site nato at nababasa comment ng mga kababayan. Sa aking pananaw at sa napapanood ko sa mga laban ng ating National Team, talagang may problema tayo pagdating sa Height. Di ko maintindihan kung bakit laging 3 players sa loob ng court laging under six(6) feet? Even sa FIBA kitang kita ang height mismatch, sa statistics ng rebound at second chance point napakababa ng percentage natin. Sana wag na nating ipilit ang sestema ng PBA sa International competition. Height is might in international competition. If we got much taller player with talent the better. Pagtiyagaan nating i-train sila Jopeth Aguilar, Junemar Fajardo at Greg Slaughter, isama narin nating itrain as pointguard si Gabe Northwoods dahil may height at talent sa ball handling ang bata. I’m disapointed pag napapanood ko sa RP 5 laging may 3 maliliit sa arena, example nalang laging magkasabay sila Tiu, Barroca at Alapag or Casio respectively, do we think they can depend the frontline of our opponent which is 6feet 5inches or more? It’s time for us na sana ma notice ng coaching staff and management ito. It’s only my opinion coz i love this sport and for the love of our Country. God Bless the Philippines!

  6. Christopher Cipriano says:

    Kung hindi makukuha si Coach Toroman, siguro puwede naman ibalik si Coach Tim cone after 21 yearas noong 1988 FIBA Asia Championship. Actually, magagaling naman ang mga kinukugha ng Smart Gilas pero hindi kaso sanay ang Pilipinas na tumapos ng close games. Dapat ay sinayan natin ang ating depensa para matalo ang mga kalaban.

  7. maui says:

    toroman should stay, douthit.. tapos tanggapin na natin na kailanagn natin si douthit kukang tayo sa height . there is no such thing as filipino pride here.. if you are a fan of basketball and analyse the situation .. we need big and athletic players to match china, korea and middle east countries like jordan and iran… we have the talent no question about that but we need a player like douthit.. we neeed 2 or 3 more .. va bene .. ragazzi?

  8. prince says:

    we need long term basketball program. ang hirap sa atin gusto tayong manalo pero kulang tayo sa preparation.we don’t need douthit anymore but we need best trainer in terms of bigman position so that we can maximize our bigman like. Greg slauther, Junemar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar,samague eman,Gian Chui, sonny thoss, jason balesteros. sa wingman & point guard position wala tayong problema marami tayong talent in our country but we long term basketball program. kailangan at least 8 year program everyday may practice & it need also many international exposure.

  9. prince says:

    we don’t need toroman marami tayong magagaling na coach tim cone, chot reyes, norman black, joel banal, coach yeng but we need to give them enough time to prepare.

  10. JHON MARK says:

    AQ NMAN MAG BIGAY NG COMMENT E2 ANG THE BEST,KUNG AQ SA SMART GILAS CLA JAPETH AGUILAR AND GREG,FAJARDO BIGYAN NYO NG SPECIAL TRAINING,E2RO NYO ANG PAG JUMP SHOT 1WEEK LNG MGALING N KUNG SUNDIN NYO ANG TAMANG TRAINING 1 WEEK MONG PAG JUMP SHOTIN YAN TAPOS 1WEEK DIN 2RUAN NG TAMANG SKILL SA ILALIM…MGANDA PAG ONE ON ONE TRAINING IO….SI JAPETH DMI DPAT 2RO DYAN MAY QUALITY P NMN ANG BATA N YAN KAILANGAN 2RUAN NG TIKNIK AT F MAG 2RO KAU WAG MARAMI KAAGAD E2RO NYO NG ISANG LINGO ANG ISANG TINIK PARA MAKABISADO NG KATAWAN NILA……JUMP SHOOT MUNA 4 ONE WEEK 2ROAN SA LAHAT NG BIG MAN AT SA MGA GUARD TRAINING NYO SA JUMP SHOT 1 WEEK AT 3PIONT OTHER ONE WEEK BEFORE KAU MAG 2RO NG SAMA SAMA CLA…MAGANDA KUNG LHT CLA MAY KAKAYAHAN MAG SHOOT NG BOLA
    TINGIN Q SI REYES PWD MAG 2RO SA KANILA

    E2 D BEST N LINE UP PARA SKIN
    GREG
    FAJARDO
    DUHIT
    AGUILAR
    WILLIAMS
    DE OCAMPO
    CASTRO
    ALAPAG
    NORWOOD
    GARRY DAVID
    BOBBY RAY PARKS
    RYAN REYES
    KG CANALITA
    JC INTAL
    JAMES YUP
    WASHINGTON

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