Smart Gilas

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SMART-Gilas members mull withdrawal from PBA draft

Source: InterAKTV | interaksyon.com SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team Chris Lutz, Marcio Lassiter, Jason Ballesteros, Mac Baracael, and Mark Barroca have turned in their applications to the 2011 PBA Rookie Draft on August 28, but some of them may end up withdrawing their names from consideration. The league gives players until August 26 to take back their … Continue reading

Gilas open FIBA-Asia campaign against UAE

Source: gmanews.tv Smart Gilas Plipinas will have United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its opening day opponent in the 26th FIBA-Asia Championship For Men next month in Wuhan, China. Gilas’ encounter with their Middle Eastern foes at the Wuhan Sports Centre is one of eight matches in store on opening day of the 10-day meet on … Continue reading

Tim Cone: ‘SMART-Gilas best Philippine team to FIBA-Asia’

by Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV | interaksyon.com Even if the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team missed out on winning the 2011 Jones Cup in Taipei after it lost to Iran Saturday night, former national coach Tim Cone thinks that the Philippine squad has a fighting chance to make it to the Olympics. “The SMART-Gilas program is already proven and … Continue reading

Jones Cup: Douthit towers as SMART-Gilas beats Chinese Taipei for 3rd

by Jaemark Tordecilla, InterAKTV | interaksyon.com In their last game at the 2011 Jones Cup in Taipei, the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team played the role of visitors from hell, clobbering host Chinese Taipei, 82-72, to bag third place in the tournament Sunday night. Marcus Douthit, who had a miserable outing against Iran while matched up against … Continue reading

Huge fourth quarter powers SMART-Gilas over Japan

by Jaemark Tordecilla, InterAKTV | interaksyon.com For the first 30 minutes of the game, the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team was flirting with disaster, trailing hot-shooting Japan, a young squad that had seemed to be gaining confidence as the tournament went on. But veteran guard Dondon Hontiveros nailed two three-pointers in a blistering 9-0 salvo to open … Continue reading

Towering Koreans shoot down gallant SMART-Gilas

by Jaemark Tordecilla, InterAKTV | interaksyon.com The SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national squad lost steam in the fourth quarter, succumbing to Korea, 78-70, for its second loss in five games at the 2011 Jones Cup in Taipei. South Korea’s twin tower combination of 7-foot-3 former Portland Trailblazers center Ha Seung Jin and athletic power forward Oh Sek … Continue reading

Gilas repels Malaysia, faces Korea today

by Joey Villar | philstar.com Japeth Aguilar. Photo from William Jones Cup website   CHINESE TAIPEI – Smart Gilas Pilipinas bucked the absence of Marcus Douthit and JV Casio and the ouster of Asi Taulava late in the third period as it survived a gritty Malaysian side, 86-68, to zero in on a semifinal berth … Continue reading

Pangilinan Philippine sports’ veritable MVP

by Francis T.J. Ochoa | sports.inquirer.net MANILA—To cap it all off, he has initials that underscore his worth to Philippine sports. Manny V. Pangilinan has acted as a one-man national Olympic committee, boosting the country’s sporting programs in almost all fronts. Physical, psychological, financial, emotional. The telecommunications tycoon has affected the sports hero and the sports fan in … Continue reading

Jordan stops Smart Gilas five; Rajko Toroman livid

by June Navarro | sports.inquirer.net HSINCHUANG, Taiwan—Jordan nailed a third straight win with a 76-72 decision of Smart Gilas Pilipinas in a wild William Jones Cup match Monday that had coach Rajko Toroman threatening to abandon the tournament in protest against the officiating. Toroman, who stormed into the court after the final buzzer and confronted … Continue reading

Gilas cagers torn between playing for the Philippines and PBA

by June Navarro | Philippine Daily Inquirer NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan—Fight for stardom in the Philippine Basketball Association or continue serving the national flag. The majority of the Smart Gilas Pilipinas players are torn between two golden opportunities that could shape their careers after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas committed to extend the national team program … Continue reading

SMART-Gilas cruises to 2nd Jones Cup win over Chinese Taipei

by Mikkel Bolante | interaksyon.com Marcus Douthit did his work early in the game, and the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team rode their naturalized center to a surprisingly easy win over home team Chinese Taipei, 90-78, at the 2011 Jones Cup. Douthit put his primary defender, Tseng Wen-Ting, in early foul trouble as he scored 11 of … Continue reading

SMART-Gilas pulls off king-size upset over mighty Iran

by Reynaldo Belen | interaksyon.com Before tip-off, members of the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team gave their rivals from Iran dried mango packages as part of the traditional friendly exchange at center court. The Iranian basketball players proceeded to throw the gifts from the Philippine team to the crowd. But it was the two-time defending champions who … Continue reading

Jones Cup-bound Gilas hones up for Wuhan

By: Joey Villar | philstar.com MANILA, Philippines – Smart Gilas Pilipinas leaves for Chinese Taipei tomorrow as it vies in the William JonesCup where it hopes to toughen up for the FIBA-Asia Championship – the London Olympics qualifier – slated Sept. 15-25 in Wuhan, China. “It will be a great competition for us, it’s going to … Continue reading

SMART-Gilas to use Jones Cup, Qatar tilts to test mettle

Source: interaksyon.com InterAKTV/Markku Seguerra The SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team will travel to Taipei on Friday to compete in the annual William Jones Cup basketball tournament, one of two international tilts lined up for the squad before it plunges to action in the 2011 FIBA-Asia championship in September. SMART-Gilas coach Rajko Toroman said that the Jones … Continue reading

Toroman: Filipinos are the craziest basketball fans in the world

Source: interaksyon.com InterAKTV/Markku Seguerra For Rajko Toroman, the well-traveled coach of the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team, there are no fans in the world quite like the Philippines’ hoops-loving populace. “Their passion for the game is unique,” said the Serbian Toroman, who has spent the last three years in the country. “I’ve never seen any basketball … Continue reading

Tiu, 2 other SMART-Gilas members considering PBA draft

Source: interaksyon.com InterAksyon.com / Bernard Testa. Chris Tiu as the Powerade Tigers’ top pick in this year’s PBA Rookie Draft? The charismatic captain of the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team was spotted having coffee with Powerade executive JB Baylon at Sentro 1771 this weekend. Baylon was coy about details of their conversation, but he said Tiu, … Continue reading

Dondon and Asi join Gilas crew

Source | businessmirror.com.ph MIDTABLE squads Air21 and Meralco are bound to miss Dondon Hontiveros and Asi Taulava, respectively, in the Philippine Basketball Association Governor’s Cup next month. Hontiveros and Taulava are two of the four pros Smart Gilas-Pilipinas head coach Rajko Toroman wanted to be part of the team that will vie in the Olympic … Continue reading

Hontiveros, Taulava to join Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

By Rey Joble | gmanews.tv Philippine Basketball Association veteran stars Dondon Hontiveros of Air21 and Asi Taulava of Meralco are expected to join the Pilipinas-Smart Gilas squad in next month’s FIBA Asia Champions Cup. Frankie Lim, team manager of Smart Gilas, confirmed this development to GMA News. “It’s a pre-approved deal,” said Lim in an interview Sunday night after … Continue reading

Kings make final push vs Smart Gilas

By Nelson Beltran | philstar.com Ginebra KIngs’s Nate Brumfield tries a next-to-impossible shot against behemoth Marcus Douthit (right), Aldrech Ramos and Chris Tiu in their game Wednesday. The Nationals won, 100-88. MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra and Smart Gilas resume their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-five semifinal showdown today after a two-day rest with the Kings taking a second … Continue reading

PBA: We Want to Win – Douthit

By Brian Yalung | mb.com.ph Marcus Douthit of Smart Gilas Manila, Philippines – As most people do their traditional church visits, basketball players are bound to be savoring the break to rest, recuperate or spend more time with their family. As most people, I decided to cap off my Maundy Thursday routine by going to … Continue reading


Smart Gilas Schedules (Preliminary Round)
Sept 16-PHL vs UAE
Sept 17-PHL vs China
Sept 18-PHL vs Bahrain


Final Team Standings
Champion - Iran
2nd - South Korea
3rd - Smart Gilas Pilipinas
4th - Taiwan
5th - Japan
6th - Jordan
7th - Malaysia
8th - UAE

Smart Gilas Game Results
Aug.6-PHL 73-59 Iran
Aug.7-PHL 90-78 Taiwan
Aug.8-PHL 72-76 Jordan
Aug.9-PHL 86-68 Malaysia
Aug.10-PHL 70-78 Korea
Aug.11-PHL 95-60 UAE
Aug.12-PHL 94-78 Japan
Aug.13-PHL 59-78 Iran
Aug.14-PHL 82-72 Taiwan


3-18 March 2012

PH Azkals
Qualifier from Group D
Qualifier from Group D

FIBA Asia 2011 Calendar

28 May–5 June
22nd FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Manila, Philippines

21-28 Aug
24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women
Omura-Nagasaki, Japan

15-25 Sept
26th FIBA Asia Championship
Wuhan, China

2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women
Urumqi, China