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Happy Birthday Chris Lutz!

Chris Lutz

Christopher Ryan Lutz who was part of the original Smart Gilas Pilipinas Team was born on February 11, 1985 in Illinois, United States. Happy Birthday Chris Lutz!

Greet Chris Lutz on Twitter at @ChrisLutz3

Do you think Chris Lutz should be part of Gilas 3.0?

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Chris Lutz Game Highlights – PBA Governors Cup Finals 2013

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Marcus Douthit

Marcus Douthit

Full Name: Marcus Eugene Douthit
Jersey Number: 11
Height: 6’10
Weight: 250lbs
Position: Forward/Center
Birth Date: April 15, 1980
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York
Citizenship: American/Filipino (Naturalized on May 11, 2011)

Twitter Account: @DouthitMarcus

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Basketball Teams:
High School: Notre Dame Preparatory School
College: Providence College
Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers (56th overall)

Gilas Pilipinas Roster for FIBA Asia Championship


Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 Line-up for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship
Jayson Castro
LA Tenorio
Jimmy Alapag
Larry Fonacier
Jeff Chan
Gary David
Marc Pingris
Gabe Norwood
Marcus Douthit
June Mar Fajardo
Ranidel De Ocampo
Japeth Aguilar

Beau Belga added to Gilas Pilipinas Pool


Beau Belga of Rain or Shine was added to the Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool for the FIBA Asia Championship and will join the team in Lithuania for their training camp.

After being named Best Player of the Game in an Exhibition Match by the PBA Selection against the Shanghai Sharks, Beau Belga was invited by Coach Chot Reyes to help in the Gilas Pilipinas practice sessions. And now, he will join the other 12 players in Lithuania, the one who were left behind due to their injuries were Sonny Thoss and Ryan Reyes, Greg Slaughter was not able to join because of his commitment to NLEX in the PBA D-League.

Do you think Beau Belga was a good choice for the Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool?

FIBA Asia Championship Player Pool

Coach Chot Reyes has listed the 17 15 players who will be part of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship Player Pool, only 12 will be in the final line-up for August.

From Talk N Text
Jayson Castro
Jimmy Alapag
Larry Fonacier
Ranidel De Ocampo
Ryan Reyes

From Rain or Shine
Jeff Chan
Gabe Norwood

From Globalport
Gary David
Japeth Aguilar

From San Mig Coffee
Marc Pingris

From Alaska
Sonny Thoss

From Barangay Ginebra
LA Tenorio

From Petron
June Mar Fajardo

Pool will also include
Marcus Douthit
Greg Slaughter

Updates: Kelly Williams and Jared Dillinger out of Gilas Pool

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!

Current Smart Gilas Roster January 2013

The Smart Gilas Roster for the Invitational Tournaments this January 2013 was already announced by Coach Chot Reyes. There are many notable players missing from the lineup which composed of mostly Smart Gilas cadets.

While these are just practice games for the FIBA Asia Championship in August 2013, Smart Gilas needs to add more depth to their roster.

Marcus Douthit
JayR Reyes
Greg Slaughter
Isaac Holstein

Nino Canaleta
Ronald Pascual
Jake Pascual
Ronjay Buenafe

Matt Rosser
Justin Melton
Kevin Alas
RR Garcia
Garvo Lanete

Let us support our Philippine National Basketball Team!

Justin Melton


Full Name: Justin Melton
Birth Date: 1986 (Born in Philippines)
Height: 5’11
Position: Point Guard
College: Mount Olive College (Visual Communication Degree)
High School: Tabb High School, Yorktown, VA
Professional: Played in Brazil in 2009
Notable Awards:
Led Brazil Team (Artur Nogueira) to its first championship
Mount Olive Defensive Player of the Year in 2009

With Father, Donnie Melton and Mother, Cecilia Fortes

Listed only as 5’10 but can dunk the ball, watch this Justin Melton Video: