The only bright spot for Gilas Pilipinas is Jason Castro William, ever the steadying presence for the Philippine team.
After leading most of the game with 15 points at one time, Syria did not manage to level up with the Chinese players who dominated the fourth quarter and scored 25 points against 11 and that was enough for China to advance to the quarterfinals to play against Australia on Thursday.
But Romeo has been hailed as this tournament's biggest star and labeled by the article as the Philippines' new face in global basketball because of his "overflowing swagger, slick ball-handling and streaky shooting", according to the article.
Sharpshooter Matthew Wright continues to be a revelation for hot-shooting Gilas. The Philippines national basketball team got manhandled by their bitter rivals 118-86 who advanced to the Semifinals of the #Fiba Asia Cup 2017. Philippines' Jayson Castro enhances the offense through his scoring and managing the game.
Romeo is averaging 17.7 points in three games.
Luis Fernandez devient directeur sportif du centre
C'est désormais dans la peau du directeur sportif du contre de formation que cet emblématique figure du PSG officiera désormais. En région parisienne, nous avons un bassin suffisamment important pour que l'on puisse offrir une chance à ses gamins.
Fajardo has been reduced to a role of cheerleader during Gilas' sweep of Group B, but raised speculations of finally entering the floor after joining the team's recent practice sessions. Fajardo is the best big man of the Philippines and his contributions are needed.
Gilas Pilipinas will face the loser of the Iran vs Lebanon knockout match on Saturday, August 19 in the classification round for positions 5 to 8. Coach Kur Jae of South Korea has a record of 3-0. They were more precise in their shooting and more clinical in their execution. The duo of Sekeun Oh and Sunhyung Kim can dismantle the defense of Gilas.
Meanwhile, gunners Chan Hee Park, Choi Junhong, Lee Junhyong, Heo Ung, Kim Sunhyong, Jeon Junbeom, Yang Hongseok and Lee Seounghyun combined for 16-of-21 three-pointers.
Philippines vs South Korea scores and results will be posted here.
Japan's next major hurdle will come in November when the first round of Asian qualifying for the FIBA World Cup begins.
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