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Senators push Kouame naturalization before 2021 FIBA qualifiers this month

Senators push Kouame naturalization before 2021 FIBA qualifiers this month

By VANNE ELAINE TERRAZOLA Senators rallied behind Angelo Kouame’s bid for a Filipino citizenship as the bill for his naturalization reached the Senate plenary on Tuesday. Senator Richard Gordon, chairperson of Senate justice and human rights committee, sponsored House Bill No. 8632 under Committee Report 189, which calls for the naturalization of Kouame, who is […]

Is ‘best PH team’ good enough in FIBA Olympic qualifiers?

By JONAS TERRADO Sending the best team possible is something the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) will have to discuss with the PBA in the near future after Gilas Pilipinas was selected to replace New Zealand in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia. Gilas and its fans got a huge surprise Friday after […]

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Baldwin, Ravena biggest influencers for Kouame in ‘Calambubble’

By CARLO ANOLIN Soon-to-be naturalized player Angelo Kouame described coach Tab Baldwin and Kiefer Ravena as his biggest influencers during the training camp in the “Calambubble.” Before the fiasco that hounded the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers, Kouame, Baldwin, Ravena, and the rest of Gilas Pilipinas pool are holed up at the Inspire Sports Academy […]

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SBP adds Ateneo’s Navarro to Gilas special draft

By WAYLON GALVEZ Four teams in the PBA will get an opportunity to select a player in the special draft after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas added William Navarro to the list for next month’s PBA Rookie Draft. Navarro is a 6-foot-6 forward who played for the Ateneo Blue Eagles and is currently with the […]

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Kai Sotto flying back to US soon to rejoin NBA G-League team

By JONAS TERRADO KAI Sotto won’t be joining Gilas Pilipinas in the third window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers which will now be held in Clark, Pampanga. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas director for operations Butch Antonio confirmed plans to have Sotto fly back to the United States as soon as possible in order to […]

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Philippines back as FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers host

The Philippines is set to host games for two groups in the third leg of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers with Clark, Pampanga as the venue. FIBA, through a letter addressed by Executive Director-Asia Hagop Khajirian, disclosed Friday night, Feb. 12., that the international governing body has chosen the Philippines and Lebanon as the […]

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