PBA vs Gilas tour this July date and venues?
As the 2013 FIBA Asia come closer, the Smart Gilas Pilipinas need to work harder and be tested, This July they plan to hold a 3 City national tour including Davao, Cebu and Manila.
Smart Gilas will be facing the PBA selection in three playdates. The teams will first face off on July 19 in Davao, Cebu on July 23 and Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on July 26.
These game will serve as the basis for trimming down the team down to the standard 12 man line up, the current roster includes Marcus Douthit, Sonny Thoss, Junmar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Ranidel de Ocampo, Gary David, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, Larry Fonacier, LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro, Jimmy Alapag and Ryan Reyes. Kelly Williams and Jared Dillinger won’t be able to join due to health problems.
The Smart Gilas Pilipinas will play against the PBA selection including some former member of Gilas Squad like Chris Tiu, Mark Barroca, included in the line up are Calvin Abueva who I feel should be inserted in the Gilas line up, Cyrus Baguio, Mark Barroca, Beau Belga, Alex Cabagnot, KG Canaleta, Jayvee Casio, Joe Devance, Chris Ellis, Arwind Santos, PJ Simon, and Jay Washington.
The Philippines is hopeful that they will finish strong in the upcoming tournament as the FIBA Asia Championship, will serve as the Asian eliminator to the 2014 FIBA World Cup that will takes place on August 1-11.
Do you think we have a good chance?