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Douthit in full support of Blatche Naturalization

Although the spot of Marcus Douthit in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup may be taken from him by Andray Blatche, Douthit expressed his Full Support for the Naturalization of Andray Blatche and even attended the hearing in Congress last week with Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes and Congressman Yeng Guiao.

Marcus Douthit supports decision of Coach Chot Reyes


If the naturalization of JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche pushes through before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, one player from Gilas Pilipinas will surely be replaced by either McGee or Blatche and that is Marcus Douthit because in FIBA Tournaments, only 1 naturalized player can play per tournament. Read JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche may join Gilas Pilipinas soon

Marcus Douthit in his twitter account (@DouthitMarcus) posted that he supports Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes and supports what is best for the Country.

JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche may join Gilas Pilipinas soon


House Bill 3783 and 3784 was filed by Antipolo City Congressman Robbie Puno that will help give citizenship to Andray Blatche of the Brooklyn Nets and JaVale McGee of the Denver Nuggets, the same resolution was filed to make Marcus Douthit a Filipino citizen.

After the approval of their citizenship, McGee and Blatche may join the Gilas Pilipinas pool but per FIBA rules, only 1 naturalized player may play per FIBA tournament.

Manny V Pangilinan (@iammvp) also made a tweet regarding this:

Goodbye Javale McGee?

Javale McGee

Having Javale McGee join Smart Gilas in International Tournaments will surely help our Philippine National Basketball Team but with a big cost. Since McGee signed a $44 million contract with the Denver Nuggets, allowing McGee to play for Smart Gilas, Denver will require a big insurance policy which should be covered by our country through SBP or Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

Do you think it is still a good idea to pursue Javale McGee for Smart Gilas?

Smart Gilas gave NBA stars a good fight

Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs NBA Selection (Smart All-Stars)
July 24, 2011 – Smart Araneta Coliseum
NBA Selection defeats Smart Gilas, 98-89

Game Highlights:
– JV Casio led Smart Gilas with 16 points
– Marcus Douthit with 14 points including a couple of slam dunks
– Slam Dunks by Javale McGee, Kevin Durant and Derrick Williams
– Gutsy plays by Chris Lutz
– 4 players in double figures by Smart Gilas
– Japeth Aguilar slam dunk against Kevin Durant
– Asi Taulava bumping Kevin Durant
– Dondon Hontiveros closely guarding Kobe Bryant (And getting KB24 jersey after the game)
– Manny Pacquiao arrived in the 4th quarter and was approached by Kobe Bryant
– Chris Paul challenging Pacquiao to a boxing fight
– NBA stars throwing shoes and jerseys to the crowd after the game
– Manny Pacquiao signing autographs and having their pictures taken by NBA stars
– Biggest Highlight of the Game: Crowd chanting defense in the 4th quarter when Smart Gilas had a chance to steal the game

Game Scores:
NBA Selection 98
— Bryant 17, McGee 16, Durant 16, Harden 15, Evans 9, Williams 8, Rose 6, Paul 6. Fisher 5.

Smart Gilas 89 – Casio 16, Douthit 14, Lutz 12, Hontiveros 11, Lassiter 9, Tiu 8, Aguilar 6, Ababou 4, Williams 4, Alapag 3, Barroca 0, Taulava 0, Ballesteros 0.

Quarterscores: 28-16, 55-37, 79-60, 98-89.

Thanks to Smart, MVP Foundation, PLDT, Meralco, Maynilad, TV5, Metro Pacific, Philex Mining for making this memorable event possible.