MANILA, Philippines — After the launch of the Southeast Asian Games, Gilas Pilipinas won’t have much time to think about the big tournaments ahead.
The Philippines are scheduled to compete in the third window of the Fiba World Cup Asia region qualifiers in Auckland, New Zealand and the 2022 Fiba Asia Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia in July.
Gilas is also expected to meet Korean rivals less than a month from now in Anyang, South Korea.
“From June 17 to 18, we will play the evaluation match against the Philippine national team at Anyang Gymnasium. I think we should check the fitness status of the players from the 30th,” South Korea’s head coach Choo Il-Seung said in a report from South Korea’s Jumpball news site.
Gilas may march a different look at the time, especially with the arrival of the SEA Games campaign, where it failed to win a gold medal after a shock. Lost 85-81 to Indonesia.
The PBA will also begin its 47th Season on June 5, making preparations for the likes of June Mar Fajardo and Matthew Wright very complicated.
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