LATER this year, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers kick off which also signal the start of the new competition system and calendar instituted by the world basketball governing body which it touts as “bringing the sport home.”

A product of careful study and considerable deliberation time, FIBA said the timing of the changes is apt.

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GILAS Pilipinas dominated anew in its third game in the ongoing 2017 Southeast Asian Basketball Men’s Championship, beating Malaysia, 106-51, in the nightcap on Day 3 yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Much like in their first two games in the regional basketball tournament, the Gilas players used a strong start to the game and never looked back.

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ENES Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder gave his simple piece of advice to all Filipino basketball players who are continuously chasing their dreams.

“First, they should have a big dream. Second, they have to work for it. You have to give yourself 100%. There’s gonna be people out there and they’re not gonna believe, so you just prove them wrong by working really hard. Education is number one. Never leave school, stay in school and do your work,” the big man said during his Thursday visit at the Fountain International School in San Juan.

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