By JONAS TERRADO
Gilas Pilipinas can have extra video games in opposition to New Zealand and India after being drawn in Group D of the pandemic-delayed FIBA Asia Cup which is ready mid-July in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The three international locations are joined by Lebanon following a draw ceremony held Friday, Feb. 18 that decided the groupings for the continental event which was presupposed to be held final 12 months.
Australia, the final Asia Cup champion again in 2017, host Indonesia, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are in Group A, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Bahrain are in Group B whereas Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan and Syria comprise Group C.
By the point the event takes place, Gilas can be aware of each the Kiwis and Indians since they’re additionally in the identical group within the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers which begins this month on the Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
Gilas performs India on Feb. 25 and New Zealand on Feb. 27 as a part of its busy schedule within the World Cup window.
The Asia Cup is a part of a busy 2022 schedule for Gilas that additionally contains the Southeast Asian Video games in Vietnam, Asian Video games in China and the succeeding home windows of the World Cup Qualifiers.
Coach Chot Reyes, who has opted to subject a group led by the core of his TNT squad within the PBA, plans to arrange a long-term pool for the mentioned competitors as a part of the buildup for subsequent 12 months’s World Cup.