Gilas Pilipinas is set to participate in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon from August 8 to 20.
Making up the national team are June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Raymond Almazan, RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Christian Standhardinger and Carl Bryan Cruz.
In the 2015 edition of the FIBA Asia Cup, Gilas was able to reach the finals but unfortunately lost to China. Now the Philippine team is looking to perform better in this year’s tournament, but that will prove to be an even more daunting task now that Australia and New Zealand are also competing in the event.
Gilas is grouped in Group B with China, Iraq and Qatar.
Here’s the TV schedule of the Gilas games in the group phase of the FIBA Asia Cup:
- Gilas vs. China — August 9, 6:30PM LIVE on TV5, Aksyon TV and on http://www.sports5.ph/live
- Gilas vs. Iraq — August 11, 9PM LIVE on TV5, Aksyon TV and on http://www.sports5.ph/live
- Gilas vs. Qatar — August 13, 9PM LIVE on Aksyon TV and on http://www.sports5.ph/live, delayed telecast 10PM on TV5