Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Angola coach accepts ‘actuality’ of going through robust groups in Fiba World Cup group A

Members of Angola throughout a photoshoot forward of the Fiba World Cup. –FIBA BASKETBALL

Angola coach Pep Clarós is cautious of Jordan Clarkson and Gilas Pilipinas and the remainder of the stacked Group A within the Fiba World Cup 2023 beginning on Friday at Philippine Enviornment.

Though the Black Antelopes are going through the Philippines of their second sport of the group stage on Sunday, Clarós is already bracing for the host, composed of NBA star Clarkson and “athletic and glorious shooters.”  FULL STORY

Tall entrance line, high-IQ guards encompass Jordan Clarkson in Gilas’ World Cup roster

Gilas Pilipinas last roster for the Fiba World Cup, excluding Chris Newsome who was the final participant to get reduce. –FIBA PHOTO

Gilas Pilipinas will encompass naturalized ace Jordan Clarkson with a tall frontcourt together with versatile, high-IQ playmakers when it plunges into the Fiba World Cup this Friday.

Kai Sotto, AJ Edu, two-time World Cup veterans June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar kind an imposing frontline, whereas do-it-all guards Dwight Ramos and Scottie Thompson lead a backcourt that may attempt to tab the lone Asian berth for the Paris Olympic Video games set subsequent yr. FULL STORY

Steve Kerr lastly experiences basketball-crazy Philippines: ‘It’s enjoyable to be right here’

Staff USA head coach Steve Kerr. –JONAS TERRADO/Inquirer Sports activities

Generations of Filipino hoop followers want no introduction about Staff USA coach Steve Kerr, recognized for profitable championships as a participant with Michael Jordan and Tim Duncan and because the man giving out directions to Stephen Curry.

And experiencing how basketball-crazy this nation is has made Kerr and the remainder of the American aspect wanting to convey again to the Fiba World Cup title and admire the environment round them. FULL STORY

Erik Spoelstra: Staff USA is ‘prepared’ for Fiba World Cup problem

Miami Warmth Filipino-American coach Erik Spoelstra throughout a basketball clinic performed by USA Basketball. –ARNEL TACSON/INQUIRER.internet

With three days left earlier than the opening sport of Staff USA for the 2023 Fiba World Cup, assistant coach Erik Spoelstra believes that the workforce is prepared for competitors.

Grouped with Jordan, New Zealand and Greece in Group C, the 2023 USA Basketball Males’s Nationwide Staff is full, prepared and prepared to tackle the problem.

“We really feel like we’re prepared however we additionally perceive how difficult it’s,” bared Spoelstra throughout a basketball occasion hosted by USA Basketball in Taguig on Wednesday. FULL STORY


Gilas must be ‘on identical web page’ forward of World Cup opener, says Scottie Thompson

Gilas Pilipinas guard Scottie Thompson.

Gilas Pilipinas will begin its marketing campaign within the Fiba World Cup on Friday and for Scottie Thompson, the Nationals must be on the identical web page to get its desired end result.

And regardless of coming from back-to-back losses in its final tuneup video games, Thompson mentioned that Gilas Pilipinas simply wants to remain heading in the right direction.

“There are nonetheless a number of issues to enhance on our sport. However an important factor right here is that we must be on the identical web page on what we have to do as a workforce,” the 6-foot-1 Ginebra guard within the PBA mentioned in a mixture of English and Filipino. FULL STORY

Gilas Pilipinas braces for Karl-Anthony Cities, Dominican Republic

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes after the Philippines’ coaching on Tuesday night time.

Gilas Pilipinas spent a lot of its open observe on Tuesday with a specific opponent in thoughts: the Dominican Republic.

“[The] Dominican Republic, as you all know, beat Canada and Canada beat Spain. (The) Dominicans additionally fought Spain to an in depth match,” nationwide coach Chot Reyes.

“As you see at the moment, we spent your entire [session] simply being prepared for the Dominicans,” he went on. FULL STORY

Japeth Aguilar is Gilas Pilipinas workforce captain for Fiba World Cup

FILE–Japeth Aguilar. Picture by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.internet

Japeth Aguilar, the athletic Barangay Ginebra ahead, will probably be skippering the Gilas Pilipinas squad that may compete within the Fiba World Cup.

Nationwide coach Chot Reyes made the announcement on Tuesday night time when workforce observe at PhilSports Enviornment in Pasig Metropolis was lastly opened to the press and a few of the workforce’s company sponsors.

A veteran of two World Cups, Aguilar will probably be main simply the tallest squad that assembled for the quadrennial event as he will probably be teaming up with Kai Sotto (7’3″), AJ Edu (6’10”), and June Mar Fajardo (additionally 6’10”). FULL STORY

Fiba World Cup: Bogdanovic-led Serbia appears to mild up Manila

Serbia arrives in Manila for the Fiba World Cup.-MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Serbia was additionally among the many groups that arrived in Manila on Tuesday for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.

Atlanta Hawks gunner Bogdan Bogdanovic headlines the Serbs, who’re with out two-time NBA MVP and newly-minted NBA champion Nikola Jokic.

Regardless of the absence of Jokic, Serbia nonetheless flaunts a formidable squad with former NBA participant Nemanja Nedovic and Philadelphia 76er Felip Petrusev.

Scottie Thompson, with harm behind him, vows to offer his greatest for Gilas in Fiba World Cup

FILE – Gilas Pilipinas guard Scottie Thompson takes a selfie with Filipino followers after the Philippines’ win over Jordan. Picture by Fiba

Match-again Scottie Thompson is set to make his fellow countrymen proud as Gilas Pilipinas defends its dwelling court docket within the Fiba World Cup 2023 beginning on Friday at Philippine Enviornment in Bocaue, Bulacan. 

After rejoining Gilas with out restrictions final week following his restoration from a metacarpal fracture on his proper hand, the reigning PBA Most Priceless Participant is not fascinated about his current harm as he remained centered on his objective to contribute to the squad if he makes the ultimate reduce.

“All the pieces is nice. [I’m] slowly getting again and naturally, my hand is slowly getting higher. It heals day-after-day. And that’s an excellent factor and excellent news for me,” Thompson informed Inquirer Sports activities in Filipino.

Fiba World Cup: ‘Prepared’ Italy takes sizzling streak to Manila

Italy star Simone Fontecchio and the remainder of the Azzurri arrive in Manila for the Fiba World Cup.—MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

World No. 10 Italy arrived in Manila on Tuesday afternoon in excessive spirits, thanks largely to an ideal run in its preparatory video games geared towards the Fiba World Cup.

“We’re so completely happy to be right here and you might be all beautiful in particular person,” coach Gianmarco Pozzecco informed reporters at Naia Terminal 3 after a connecting flight from Hong Kong aboard Cathay Pacific CX 919.

The Azzurri are coming off a seven-game profitable streak over groups like Greece, Serbia, China. Their newest was towards New Zealand, 88-81, within the Fiba Solidarity Cup in Shenzhen, China on Monday.

In basketball-crazed Philippines, the Fiba World Cup will probably be a shining second

FILE – Filipino boys play basketball in floodwaters from a swollen creek at a coastal village in Malabon, north of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Picture/Aaron Favila, File)

Contemplating that about 110 million folks dwell within the Philippines, it’s not possible to anticipate that all of them could be basketball followers.

“Nevertheless it’s shut,” mentioned Tim Cone, the nation’s prime skilled coach.

And which may not be an understatement, both.

Fiba World Cup begins on Friday, unfold out over three nations — the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. It’ll be centered in Manila, the place the medal rounds will probably be held in early September, the place the favored U.S. workforce will play all its video games within the occasion and the place followers have been ready for years for this opportunity at seeing a few of the sport’s largest names competing of their metropolis.

Fiba World Cup workforce arrivals in Manila

Fiba World Cup Group D: Lithuania, Montenegro, Egypt, Mexico

Egypt’s Assem Marei, Mexico’s Gabriel Giron, Lithuania’s Jonas Valacunias and Montenegro’s Nikola Vučević. –MARLO CUETO/ART

Nothing personifies the phrase “colossal” very similar to Group D within the 2023 Fiba World Cup in Manila.

The Mall of Asia Enviornment will probably be dwelling to a number of showdowns of robust facilities with Lithuania, Montenegro, Egypt and Mexico.

With solely two groups capable of qualify for the subsequent spherical of the much-anticipated tourney, it’s time to see who will star for the 4 groups competing in a bodily pool.

Fiba World Cup Group C: USA, Greece, New Zealand, Jordan

New Zealand’s Flynn Cameron, USA’s Anthony Edwards, Greece’s Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jordan’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. ART/MARLO CUETO

All eyes will probably be on Staff USA and its assortment of NBA skills after they make their 2023 Fiba World Cup debut on Saturday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.

The USA, bannered by All-Star guard Anthony Edwards, finds itself slotted in a comparatively mild Group C with an ailing Greece aspect, New Zealand and Jordan.

Greece and Jordan open Group C play at 4 p.m. whereas the US battles New Zealand at 8:40 p.m.

Inquirer Sports activities took a deeper take a look at Group C in a sequence of previews for the primary spherical of the group part held in Manila.

Fiba World Cup Group B: Serbia, China, South Sudan, Puerto Rico

China’s Zhou Qi, Serbia’s Bogdan Bogdanovic, South Sudan’s Nuni Omot and Puerto Rico’s Tremont Waters. –ART/MARLO CUETO

A perennial contender on the world stage, Serbia finds itself the favourite in Group B.

Competitors in Group B, nevertheless, isn’t anticipated to be a cakewalk for Serbia, which will probably be with out two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic.

Becoming a member of Serbia, which made the finals in 2014, at Araneta Coliseum are China, Puerto Rico and South Sudan.

Puerto Rico and South Sudan open Group B play on Saturday.

Fiba World Cup Group A: Philippines, Angola, Italy, Dominican Republic

Italy’s Simone Fontecchio, Philippines’ Jordan Clarkson, Dominican Republics’ Karl Anthony Cities and Angola’s Bruno Fernando. –ART/MARLO CUETO

Gilas Pilipinas faces a tall order because it tries to qualify for the subsequent spherical and chase an Olympic dream when it hosts Group A within the Fiba World Cup 2023 beginning August 25.

Sixteen of the highest 32 basketball groups are coming to Manila together with the powerhouse workforce and favourite United States because the nation hosts the World Cup for the primary time since 1978. However Group A will probably be an important pool for the Filipinos as they rally behind the nationwide workforce, which is raring to advance to the subsequent spherical.

Group A will kick off the worldwide basketball spectacle at Philippine Enviornment in Bocaue, Bulacan, the place the host nation tries to interrupt the best attendance document in a Fiba World Cup sport.

Inquirer Sports activities took a deeper take a look at Group A in a sequence of previews for the primary spherical of the group stage held in Manila.

Fiba World Cup in Manila: schedule, tickets, easy methods to watch dwell

Fiba World Cup within the Philippines begins on August 25. –ART/MARLO CUETO

A few of the greatest nationwide groups on this planet are descending on Manila because the basketball-crazy nation of the Philippines hosts the Fiba World Cup once more after 45 years.

The World Cup opens on August 25 in three cities in Asia–Manila, Jakarta and Okinawa–beginning with the group part that includes 16 groups enjoying in a number of venues in Manila and close by Bulacan.

Inquirer Sports activities has listed down all of the fundamentals should you plan on following the World Cup motion in Manila.

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