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‘Future looks bright!: Tim Cone impressed with Thirdy, young Gilas


The young Gilas Pilipinas impressed PBA’s winningest coach Tim Cone on Sunday when it whipped Indonesia in the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers in Jakarta.

Gilas opened its campaign with a 100-70 rout—a rousing debut that left the former national team head coach raving about the “future” of the country’s basketball program.

Cone was particularly impressed with 23-year-old Thirdy Ravena, who led the national team with 23 points in 23 minutes.

Four more hit double-digit scoring with Roger Pogoy tallying 16 points, CJ Perez adding 11 while skipper Kiefer Ravena and De Liaño chipped in 10 apiece.