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Smart Gilas 2012 Recap

Smart Gilas 2

2012 has been a great year for Smart Gilas Pilipinas! 2012 started with Jong Uichico joining the Smart Gilas Coaching Staff as an Assistant Coach then in February, Coach Chot Reyes was named head coach to replace Coach Rajko Toroman.

In July 2012, Smart Gilas 2.0 had their first tournament and was coached by Jong Uichico, they played in the 2012 SEABA Tournament and was crowned champions led by Marcus Douthit, Alaska players LA Tenorio, Mac Baracael and Sonny Thoss and Chris Tiu who played his last tournament for Smart Gilas.

August 2012 was a great month for Smart Gilas as they were crowned Jones Cup 2012 Champions, the last time Philippines won the Jones Cup was in 1998. LA Tenorio was named Jones Cup Tournament MVP.

The 2012 FIBA Asia Cup was held in September, Smart Gilas came up short as we lost to Qatar in the battle for 3rd place and placed 4th.

In November, plans to make Javale McGee the next naturalized player for the country did not push through and the Smart Gilas Cadet pool was formed composed of amateur basketball players including Greg Slaughter, Kevin Alas and Fil-Am recruit Matt Ganuelas Rosser

Then in December 2012, Smart Gilas added another Fil-Am recruit, Justin Melton to beef up the Smart Gilas line-up, which only has 3 PBA players plus Marcus Douthit which will participate in 2 Invitational Tournaments in January 2013 in Hong Kong and Dubai!

Happy New Year and Keep on Supporting our Philippine National Basketball Team, Smart Gilas Pilipinas!

FIBA Asia Cup Battle for Third Place Schedule

4th FIBA Asia Cup Battle for Third Place and Finals Schedule
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Tokyo, Japan

Battle of 3rd Place
Philippines vs Qatar, 1pm (Live on AKTV Channel 13)

Japan vs Iran, 3:30pm

Go for the Bronze Smart Gilas!

FIBA Asia Cup Semifinals Schedule

4th FIBA Asia Cup Semifinals Schedule
Tokyo, Japan

Friday, September 21 – Semifinals
Philippines vs Iran, 3:30pm (Live on AKTV Channel 13)
Japan vs Qatar, 6pm

Saturday, September 22 – Finals
(Winner of PHI vs IRA) vs (Winner of JPN vs QAT)

FIBA Asia Cup Smart Gilas Quarterfinals Schedule

4th FIBA Asia Cup Game Schedule
Tokyo, Japan

Thursday, September 20, 1pm – Philippines vs Chinese Taipei

Friday, September 21 – Semifinals

Saturday, September 22- Finals

*All remaining games are knockout games

Smart Gilas 2 Roster Changes

The deadline of submission of lineup for the 2012 FIBA Asia Cup is on Friday, who do you think should stay and should be replaced in the current Smart Gilas 2 Roster for the FIBA Asia Cup starting on September 14?

More info on 2012 FIBA Asia Cup

Smart Gilas 2 Roster in the recent Jones Cup 2012
Mac Baracael
Jeff Chan
Gary David
Ranidel De Ocampo
Marcus Douthit
Larry Fonacier
Garvo Lanete
Sol Mercado
Gabe Norwood
JR Reyes
Matt Rosser
LA Tenorio
Sonny Thoss
Enrico Villanueva

Post your comments below!