Ramos can’t ignore opportunity to play in Japan league

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 08:28:41 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Dwight Ramos said the lucrative opportunity of signing with the Toyama Grouses in Japan’s B.League was something that he couldn’t pass up. Ramos joined the growing list of Filipino cagers heading to the Land of Rising Sun after inking a one-year deal with the Grouses, thus foregoing his UAAP eligibility with Ateneo. […]

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Migs Pascual prepares to take game to next level playing in UAAP

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:52:34 +0000

Some players who have excelled playing the game of basketball were late bloomers. June Mar Fajardo was a classic example of that, becoming the league’s most dominant force as San Miguel Beer restarted the league’s dynasty with him manning the middle. And along the way, Fajardo collected Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards.  But there are […]

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SBP to press bid on Jordan Clarkson’s Gilas stint

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021 07:11:44 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO There’s no reason for the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to back off in convincing FIBA to allow Jordan Clarkson to suit up as a local player for Gilas Pilipinas. SBP President Al Panlilio said similar situations from other countries have only heightened the federation’s resolve in continuing its quest to have […]

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Gilas coach not closing doors on PBA, overseas players

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:05:07 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin is hoping that everyone, including the PBA and players suiting up in professional leagues overseas, can be on board for the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers which begins in November. Baldwin, also the program director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, believes having the presence of PBA […]

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Gilas coach excited to face Kiwis, Koreans in World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:56:57 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin said facing New Zealand, South Korea and India will present different challenges in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Despite already assured of a spot in FIBA’s centerpiece event, Gilas is still going to take part in the Asian Qualifiers and was drawn in Group A […]

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Manila Chooks TM 3×3 off to Canada for Montreal Masters

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:08:15 +0000

Manila Chooks TM left yesterday for Canada to see action in the 2021 FIBA 3×3 Montreal Masters. The team is composed of Mark Yee, Mac Tallo, Zachary Huang, Dennis Santos, and alternate player Chico Lanete. The entire delegation was allowed to lead only after testing negative in their RT-PCR tests. After a two-hour layover in […]

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2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers set Tuesday

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 22:53:51 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO FIBA is scheduled to hold a draw for the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the world governing body’s headquarters in Mies, Switzerland. The proceedings are set at 6:30 p.m. Manila time, formally kicking off the road to FIBA’s centerpiece event which the Philippines will co-host with Japan and […]

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Pinay cager to play in Serbia’s 1st Women’s Basketball League

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 22:45:05 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Jack Animam is taking her young career to the next level when she signs with Radnicki Kragujevac in the first Women’s Basketball League of Serbia. Animam and her handlers, East West Private, made the announcement Monday night and added that the 6-foot-5 center is scheduled to leave from the United States to […]

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On Friday the 13th, Basilan becomes 1st Super Cup champion

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 01:05:23 +0000

PAGADIAN CITY – Jumbo Plastic-Basilan capped its dominating performance by completing a three-game sweep of KCS-Mandaue, 83-65, to rule the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Friday at the Pagadian City Gymnasium here. KCS, which played minus key players, was able to keep in step with Basilan in the opening frame, even leading 23-20 to […]

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Gilas still at No. 31 in FIBA rankings; US remains No. 1

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:48:32 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The Philippines remained at No. 31 in the latest world rankings released by FIBA following the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics. With 322.8 points, Gilas Pilipinas also kept its hold on being the sixth-best team in Asia, behind world No. 3 and Olympic bronze medalist Australia (690.5), No. 22 Iran (43.8.3), No. […]

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