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‘Happy and excited’ Almazan treasuring Gilas experience

Raymond Almazan SEABA 2017

Raymond Almazan is treasuring the experiencing of playing for Gilas Pilipinas.

The Rain or Shine forward will be making his maiden stint for the national basketball team when the Philippines takes on Myanmar in the opener of the 2017 SEABA Championships here in Manila, and Almazan said he is “happy and excited” to be part of the roster.

“One of my dreams makapaglaro sa bayan natin, i-represent yung country natin. Ang mahalaga dito yung nasa harap ng jersey mo eh,” Almazan said.

Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool 2017

SBP president Al Panlilio just announced the new Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool for 2017 led by Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Japeth Aguilar and June Mar Fajardo. 1st competition will be for the 2017 SEABA Championship this April headed by Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes.

Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool 2017
PBA Players (1 for each team except TNT)
-Calvin Abueva
-Jayson Castro

Ming Ming Brothers: The Terrence Romeo & Bobby Ray Parks tandem

Terrence Romeo and Bobby Ray Parks

The Philippines’ men’s national basketball team ‘Gilas Pilipinas’, together with the coaching staff led by Coach Tab Baldwin, recently went to Greece, Turkey and Italy for their 17­-day training camp in preparation for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will start tomorrow, July 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The national team includes the ‘Dota Boys’ Marc Pingris and June Mar Fajardo, named after the computer game Dota which the two love to play. Pingris and Fajardo were roommates again in this out of town trip.

The Gilas fans also drew attention to the formation of a new tandem in the name of Terrence Romeo and Bobby Ray Parks, who refer to themselves as the ‘Ming Ming Brothers’.

Watch: Kulitang Gilas in Greece

The lighter side of Gilas Pilipinas players currently in Greece for Training Camp.

Watch: Kulitang Gilas in Greece

Video by Sports5

Watch: Gilas Pilipinas Para Sa Bayan

Gilas Pilipinas players: Andray Blatche, Ryan Reyes, Ranidel de Ocampo, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, LA Tenorio talk about the reason they are playing for the country #ParaSaBayan

Watch: Para Sa Bayan

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Kiefer Ravena officially added to Gilas Pilipinas player pool

Kiefer Ravena vs The Professor

After a few practice sessions with Gilas 4.0, Kiefer Ravena was officially added to the Gilas Pilipinas player pool for the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament as confirmed by Coach Tab Baldwin.

Updated Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool for FIBA Olympic Qualifier
-June Mar Fajardo
-Marcio Lassiter
-Greg Slaughter

The Passion of Pingris

Marc Pingris

The backlash was immediate and predictably unpleasant, vile even.

The hero had turned heel; the patriot, now a traitor.

The criticisms were harsh, and largely uncalled for, really. Yet Marc Pingris took them all in—the spiteful comments that he had sold his basketball soul for money, the unflattering insinuations that he now loves the hand that feeds him more than his country, and the foul accusations that he has turned his back on flag and country—like the upstanding man he has become.

Through all the bashing, Marc Pingris stayed silent.

Hontiveros is back into action for Gilas

Dondon Hontiveros vs New Zealand

A pained look crossed the face of Kevin Braswell, the playing coach of the New Zealand team when Dondon Hontiveros, hot as fire swished in three triples in an overtime game in the 37th William Jones Cup held in Taipei a few weeks ago.

Hontiveros is now a four-time National team member as he makes it into the the 12-man Gilas line-up of coach Tab Baldwin, who’ll represent the country in the upcoming 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.