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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Batang Gilas hopes to repay men’s team idols with inspired showing

Last year, the Philippine national youth basketball watched closely as their senior counterparts, Gilas Pilipinas, earned qualification to the world level after a silver medal finish in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships in Manila.

Photo credit: Jig Mendoza

The Batang Gilas squad used that historic performance as inspiration for their campaign in the FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship, where they booked their own berth to the world championships. Continue reading at Sports5

FIBA U-17 World Championship - Preliminary Round:

  • Group A: Angola, Greece, USA, Philippines
  • Group B: Japan, France, Canada, Australia
  • Group C: Puerto Rico, UAE, Italy, Spain
  • Group D: Argentina, Serbia, China, Egypt