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.
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