Back in PH squad after 9 years, Santos looking forward to contribute

Arwind Santos - Gilas Pilipinas

Nine years after he last suited up for the national team, veteran Arwind Santos will return to the international scene once more when he plays for Gilas Pilipinas against Iran in the fifth window of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Standhardinger hopes to be in top shape for Gilas against Iran

Christian Standhardinger vs Iran

Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger leads four changes in the Gilas Pilipinas roster for their virtual must-win game against Iran in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers fifth window on Monday, December 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Standhardinger will replace Stanley Pringle, who scored 29 points in a gallant loss to Kazakhstan last Friday, in the naturalized player spot.

With their suspensions done, Jayson Castro William and Troy Rosario will rejoin the national squad too. Arwind Santos will make his Gilas debut.

Gilas Pilipinas Roster vs Iran – FIBA Qualifiers 5th Window

Gilas Pilipinas will face Iran on December 3, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena in the 5th window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 Roster vs Iran
-Japeth Aguilar
-Beau Belga
-June Mar Fajardo

Seldom used in 2013 FIBA Asia, Zhigulin serves revenge on Gilas five years later

Five years ago inside a packed Mall of Asia Arena, Gilas Pilipinas humiliated Kazakhstan, 88-58 in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship quarter-finals, a game now famously known as the ‘Gary David game’ as the sharpshooter nailed 22 points including 4-of-6 from three-point land in that contest.

Kazakhstan, then a mix of veterans and youngsters, bowed out of that tournament in one of the worst ways possible.

Watch: Stanley Pringle Highlights vs Kazakhstan

Stanley Pringle with 29 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds in a loss by Gilas Pilipinas against Kazakhstan in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Watch: Stanley Pringle Highlights vs Kazakhstan

FIBA WC: Zhigulin powers Kazakhstan in shocking upset of Gilas

Kazakhstan vs Gilas Pilipinas

Star Alexandr Zhigulin fired 30 points to power Kazakhstan to a gutsy 92-88 win over Gilas Pilipinas on Friday, November 30 in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers fifth window at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Zhigulin shot an efficient 10-of-16 shooting including 6-of-12 from three-point area and added seven rebounds as his side held on for the stunning upset victory in what was mostly a back-and-forth duel.

Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan FIBA Qualifiers Highlights Video

Kazakhstan defeated Gilas Pilipinas, 92-88 for the 5th window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers held at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Watch Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan FIBA Qualifiers Highlights Video

Gilas Pilipinas lost to Kazakhstan

Stanley Pringle vs Kazakhstan

Gilas Pilipinas lost to Kazakhstan, 92-88 to start the 5th window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Stanley Pringle with 29 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.