Gilas out to win Jones Cup

first_imgLATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “Right of the bat, we don’t know Canada. They will be big, they will be athletic. Our players will be tested and they don’t have the experience facing players like Canada but we just want to show character,” said Gilas assistant coach Josh Reyes.Gilas is boosted by American import Mike Myers.Joining Myers and Ravena are Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Kobe Paras, Carl Cruz, Mike Tolomia, Kevin Ferrer, Fonso Gotladera, Roger Pogoy, Raymar Jose, Von Pessumal, Ed Daquioag, Chris Standhardinger, Almond Vosotros and Ray Parks, who is a late addition to the 17-man roster.“We took the players who will really fit the system and more importantly the players who will fully commit to the program. I believe these players are really committed,” Reyes stressed.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments “Like any other endeavor, there is only one objective and the objective is to win,” said team manager Butch Antonio during Gilas’ sendoff party Wednesday at Bar One inside Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Pasig City.“The Jones Cup is one step moving forward for the program. Our goal is to win just like any other tournament,” Kiefer Ravena, one of the youngest players on the team at 23, echoed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The competition runs from July 15-23 and the team with the best record ends up as champion.Gilas opens its bid against Canada on Saturday. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Gilas Pilipinas bound for SEA Games. Photo by Mark GiongcoThe Jones Cup may just be part of the Philippine team’s buildup for bigger tournaments ahead such as the Fiba Asia Cup but Gilas’ goal remains the same.Winning is still the main objective of Gilas, which leaves for Taipei on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor ‘might never fight again’ after boxing bout, says UFC head Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyerlast_img