Support the Philippine team
Posted by Admin on March 24, 2007
OFWs , let’s support the RP basketball team in their bid to regain the reputation as one of the basketball powerhouse. The roster of the RP men’s basketball team out to seek the country’s first ever Olympic berth in 34 years.
The team will be guided by Chot Reyes, comprising the guard spots are Talk N Text’s Jimmy Alapag and Renren Ritualo, the Ginebra duo of Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand and Dondon Hontiveros of San Miguel. San Miguel forward Danny Seigle leads the wingmen, along with Ginebra’s Rudy Hatfield, Tony de la Cruz of Alaska, Air21’s Ranidel de Ocampo and Kerby Raymundo of Purefoods. Manning the center slot is Asi Taulava of Talk N Text and surprise pick Mick Pennisi of Red Bull.
The national team’s first tournament will be the SEABA qualifying tournament for the FIBA-Asia champion’s Cup to be held in Indonesia on April 9 to 14. Then it’s off to Bangkok for the SEABA cagefest from May 24-28, where the top two placers get automatic slots to the FIBA-Asia Olympic qualifier to the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Tokushima, Japan in July.
After SEABA, the Nationals will tour Europe also for training then fly to Qatar for a tough invitational tourney featuring some of the best in the region. We the OFWs wishes these players all the best. For regular updates about the Philippine team please visit this site.