Chooks-to-Go Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations for the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championships is heading into full swing this month.
The competition, which serves as the main qualifier for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, is scheduled to take place on home soil this May. But even if the Philippines has won the event seven times, the National Team is not going to take things lightly as a loss in the regional tourney ends the country’s Olympic dream.
“Dati sureball ang Southeast Asia, ngayon it’s not the sureball it once was. So we have to bring our best,” said Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes as Southeast Asian neighbors Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand have developed their own basketball programs.
With all of the 25 members of the pool pledging full committment to the team, the journey to the 2019 Tokyo Olympics begins.
But Chooks-to-Go Gilas Pilipinas still needs the support of every Filipino in this gruelling grind. The support and prayers from every Filipino is what fuels them in this voyage. Because their dream is our dream, their passion is our passion, their victory is ours.
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