The 2014 Gilas boys will have their second stint in FIBA World Cup.
Gilas will now need to do find some replacements for the meantime following the hefty FIBA sanctions that were announced in relation to Philippines-Australia basketbrawl.
Jason Castro provided the crucial baskets as Gilas Pilipinas defeated a game Japan, 77-71 to start its bid for a spot in the 2019 World Cup on the right foot at the Komozawa Park and Gym in Tokyo.
Jayson Castro and his family visit Tokyo Disneyland on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
Gilas Pilipinas absorbed a sour welcome from the Turkish National Basketball Team, 103-68, and pounded rocks to the loopholes of the team which served as additional lessons to focus going to FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Pure athleticism and hustle, these are the things c offered to Gilas Pilipinas during their bid last 2015 on FIBA Asia and the league also commended his talent through producing a mixtape of his highlight plays.
Alaska Aces forward Calvin Abueva humbly received the 2016 PBA Best Player of the Conference award.
Troy Rosario showcased his evolving skill set as the Tropang Talk 'N Text drew first blood on the Alaska Aces, 106-99, in the first game of the best-of-three quarterfinals series of the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup.