Thursday, August 13, 2015
Gilas Pilipinas Preliminary Round Schedule in 2015 FIBA Asia Championship
Gilas Pilipinas open its campaign in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in taking on Palestine at 11:45 a.m. on September 23 at the Changsha Social World College Gymnasium in Changsha, China.
The Nationals, in a light preliminary-round bracket, next play Hong Kong at 9:30 a.m. the following day, then Kuwait at 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 25.
Tough tests begin for Team Phl as the top three from Group B join the top three from Group A among Iran, Japan, Malaysia and India to form Group E.
Defending champion Iran tangles with Japan at 2:30 p.m. then Malaysia tackles India at 7:30 p.m. in separate venues on opening day.
The other Group B match in the inaugurals pits Kuwait versus Hong Kong at 9:30 a.m.
In Group C, South Korea and Jordan mix it up at 4:45 p.m. then China and Singapore square off at 7:30 pm.
In Group D, it’s Chinese Taipei versus Lebanon then Qatar against Kazakhstan.
After the initial phase of the tourney, the top three from Groups C and D advance to compose Group F.
Gilas Pilipinas’ 16-man pool for 2015 FIBA Asia Championship
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has sent the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a list of players Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin has requested to be part of the national team pool for2015 FIBA Asia Championship this September.
List of PBA players:
1. Jayson Castro
2. Ranidel de Ocampo
3. Matt Ganuelas-Rosser
4. Kelly Williams
5. Asi Taulava
6. Terrence Romeo
7. Aldrech Ramos
8. Gary David
9. JC Intal
10. Gabe Norwood
11. Sonny Thoss
12. Dondon Hontiveros
13. Calvin Abueva
14. June Mar Fajardo* (Injured/Recuperating)
15. Marc Pingris* (On official leave – Family matters)
16. LA Tenorio* (Health reasons)
Gilas Pilipinas will be reinforced by Naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche.