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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!
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
Ranidel De Ocampo
Post your comments below!
Smart Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes announced the 16 PBA players who will be part of the Smart Gilas 2 pool of players. Smart Gilas II will be composed of the PBA pool together with the pool from the amateur ranks which will be announced soon.
Smart Gilas 16-man player pool from the PBA:
From Talk ‘N Text: Jimmy Alapag, Jayson Castro, Ranidel De Ocampo, Larry Fonacier, Ryan Reyes, Kelly Williams
From Alaska: LA Tenorio and Sonny Thoss
From B-Meg: James Yap and Marc Pingris
From Petron: Alex Cabagnot and Arwind Santos
From Powerade: Gary David and Marcio Lassiter
From Rain or Shin: Gabe Norwood
From Ginebra: Enrico Villanueva
Chot Reyes of Talk N Text will get another shot at handling the National Basketball Team, this time with Smart Gilas, or sometimes called Smart Gilas 2.0. Coach Rajko Toroman ( who is now an SMC Consultant) handled the 1st Smart Gilas team and placed 4th in the FIBA Asia Championship last year.
Coach Chot will handle the new Smart Gilas program which has a new goal which is to gain one of the top three slots in the 2013 FIBA-Asia Championship which will qualify the team to the 2014 FIBA World Championship.
Welcome Coach Chot Reyes!
Do you think Chot Reyes was a good choice in handling the new Smart Gilas team?
- Yes (70%, 3,605 Votes)
- No (30%, 1,578 Votes)
Total Voters: 5,183
Happy New Year to all Smart Gilas Fans!
More Smart Gilas 2.0 updates soon!
Sinag Pilipinas Basketball Team Roster
26th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 2011)
November 11-22, 2011
Player Roster Pool (Final 12-man roster)
Chris Tiu (Smart Gilas/Ateneo)
Greg Slaughter (Ateneo)
Kiefer Ravena (Ateneo)
Nico Salva (Ateneo)
Emman Monfort (Ateneo)
Garvo Lanete (San Beda)
Jake Pascual (San Beda)
RR Garcia (FEU)
Bobby Ray Parks JR (NU)
Dave Marcelo (San Beda)
Cliff Hodge (Fil-Am)
Chris Ellis (Fil-Am)
Head Coach: Norman Black
Players who will play in the SEA Games 2011 might be included in the Smart Gilas 2.0