Gilas’ roadmap for FIBA ​​2023 includes Europe, USA training and pocket tournament – Manila Bulletin

A series of training camps in Europe and the United States, as well as a pocket tournament against World Cup-qualified countries, are part of Gilas Pilipinas’ initial roadmap for the World Cup FIBA 2023.

Jordan Clarkson has pledged to join Gilas training six weeks before the tournament (PBA Photo)

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas led by President Al Panlilio outlined plans for Gilas’ three-month preparation ahead of the World Cup the country will co-host with Japan and Indonesia in August during the hearing of the Senate Sports Committee last Monday, September 29. 12.

Kicking off preparations for the world showpiece is Gilas’ bid to reclaim the gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia from May 5-14 before the national team names their squad of 25 players for the World Cup on May 22.

“From the end of April, Gilas will start training and the goal is first to win back the gold medal at the SEA Games in early May, and to really prepare for the World Cup from then on- there,” Panlilio said.

NBA star Jordan Clarkson leads the projected group and, according to Panlilio, has committed to joining Gilas’ training six weeks before the tournament.

The squad is still subject to change but it was already made up of the national team which saw action in the fourth window of the playoffs under the banner of Clarkson, Kai Sotto, Japeth Aguilar and Dwight Ramos.

Jamie Malonzo, Roosevelt Adams, Thirdy and Kiefer Ravena, Scottie Thompson, Chris Newsome, Carl Tamayo, Calvin Oftana, Ray Parks and Kevin Quiambao are also on the list of players who should be in the pool.

CJ Perez, RR Pogoy, June Mar Fajardo, JP Erram, Geo Chiu, Ange Kouame and two other naturalized players are also included.

Gilas will step up a gear in June when he plays a series of tune-up matches and camp in Europe. The US training camp will take place in July while a pocket tournament called MVP from August 8-14 will be part of the team’s final preparations before the official start of the World Cup on August 25.

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