Team Pilipinas – Philippine National Basketball Team

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The 14 members of Team Pilipinas, which will represent our country in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship in 2009 are reportedly jelling well on and off the court.

For coach Yeng Guiao, it’s a sign that they are off to a good start. The new Team Pilipinas plans to make it into the FIBA-Asia and also hopes to land a spot in the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Turkey.

Team Pilipinas is composed of:

Kelly Williams
Asi Taulava
Mick Pennisi
Jayjay Helterbrand
Kerby Raymundo
Gabe Norwood
Jared Dillinger
Cyrus Baguio
James Yap
Ryan Reyes
Ranidel de Ocampo
Arwind Santos
Willie Miller
Sonny Thoss

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58 comments on “Team Pilipinas – Philippine National Basketball Team
  1. kianne says:

    okie syang wla c l.a pti c mark c.dpt ung mga mas bata pra mas mangaz..

  2. mark says:

    TEAM PILIPINAS:
    even na talo sila
    kita naman nten ung hirap nila
    sigur0 pag tym ko n sa RP team dun n mag sisimula ung laban
    haha :P

  3. Edren Erick says:

    c ate timmy crush c james

  4. Edren Erick says:

    why r u lot…

  5. HENS says:

    HI AKO OK LANG TALO BASTA WLA NAPAHIYA ANG IDOL KO NA SI JIMMY ALAPAG.SANA PUNMONTA SIYA DTO SA DAVAO HAPPY KADAYAWAN PARA SA MGA TAGA DAVAO

  6. unknown says:

    hay naku talo nanaman yung RP…di pa talaga kaya ng Pilipinas ,makipagsabayan sa International Stage….puro offense kasi eh walang defense, tapos palaging sablay sa Freethrow line…hay naku..

  7. jamir kito says:

    hindi paba sapat n mensahi ung nrating nila sa fiba qualifying
    dapat tumigil n cla sa pgpapadala ng player for international
    games sinasayang lng nila ang suporta ng taong bayan……………..

  8. magaling ang pinoy squad,iyon nga lang hindi tayo pinalad,kasi napagplanuhan na ang laro ng mga pinoy…masyado kasing expose ang pinoy squad,ang pinoy squad kasi 3 beses ng nagchampion sa fiba…at napalaban sa olympics…sa liit na bansa ng pilipinas kahit sino masisindak…hindi mapapantayan ang laro ng mga pinoy…ang problema lang naman ng bansa natin hindi nadedevelop ang lahat ng sports….hindi rin problema ang pera…bakit si manny pacquiao gumaling sya sa boxing na walang pera,ang pinanghahawakan nya lang ay ang pangarap nya…hindi umasa sa kahit kanino man…kung sa bagay ibubuhos mo ang galing mo,pagna-injury ka wala kang mapapala…bibitawan kapa ng mother team mo…masakit diba?negosyo kasi!!!suggestion ko lang… bakit hindi nila gayahin ang laro ng nakalipas na RP team na nagwagi sa fiba…at pagkatapos ay idevelop nila,halimbawa loyzaga-pinnisi…kailangan ng jump ability…caidic-R.de ocampo…kailangan ng dribbling ability… patrimonio-taulava….shooting ability…fernandez-reymundo…attitude…mainit maglaro…paras-aguilar…physical game…hindi excuse ang pagiging rookie…pwede diba?marami pa sana akong ita-type pero uwi na ko…huling mensahe lang sa SBP at PBA …Umuwi man kayong sawi…naiwagayway nyo naman ang bandila ng ating lahi…

  9. alison says:

    palitan na nila yung iba mas maganda pa yung line up dati !! wala si don2x hontiveros tsaka si alapag and kay mark caguioa dapat si cardona nalang palitan na yung mga big man na mabagal running game na uso ngayon!! sana nandun din si mark pingris or jay washington!! sana hindi pa yun yung line up nila sa fiba!! kulelat na sila sa jones cup eh!!

  10. Joren says:

    Alapag dpat andyan sanay na sya sa saksakan mighty mouse ika nga may 3pts pa

  11. hotdog says:

    KAYA YAN BASTA MAY TEAM WORK.>LUMAKAS NGAYON RP TEAM DAHIL KAY NOORWOOD,AT IBA PANG HIGHFLAYERS!KUNG PWD LNG SI GABE FREEMAN I SALI SA RP TEAM EH..EH IMPORT BAWAL..LAKAS NI FREEMAN SAAN NGA B SYA GALING? KYA NGA BEST IMPORT EH….SI DAVID NOEL PALA GALING NBA PERO DI SYA NG LARO DUN….LAKAS NG IMPORT

  12. jan says:

    alisin muna si pinisi at de ocampo wala sila depensa inside if you get two 6;9 eman 6’9 aguilar.6’9 taulava 6’8 jr reyes hten 6’7 raymundo williams 6’7 me pag asa kana manalo then me averange ht. na dellenger na 6’4 norwood 6’5 then yap 6’3 then yung nga guard okey na lahat me pang depensa ka lang eman and aguilar jr reyes and taulava for offense norwood yap helterbrand miller dellenger raymundo minsan agilar go team pilipinas

  13. jan says:

    alisin muna si pinisi at de ocampo wala sila depensa inside if you get two 6;9 eman 6’9 aguilar.6’9 taulava 6’8 jr reyes hten 6’7 raymundo williams 6’7 me pag asa kana manalo then me averange ht. na dellenger na 6’4 norwood 6’5 then yap 6’3 then yung nga guard okey na lahat me pang depensa ka lang eman and aguilar jr reyes and taulava for offense norwood yap helterbrand miller dellenger raymundo minsan agilar

  14. jan says:

    sir guia i hope you read this you need a defense not so many offese because you are competing a tall guys like iran and china lebanon and future u.s.a and spain italy i hope maniwala ka sanabi ko time is good sayang kunting push land perfect team kana kulang ka sa tall guys yung mataas tumalon for defense and quick me agility to defense ans offense good yan dalawan dapat lagi kang me dalawa 6;9 sa loob for zone defense kasi nga 7 footers ang kalaban nyo inside kunin mo cila sa jones cup at si arboleda at yee

  15. jan says:

    YOU NEED a 4 tall guys for defense like eman ,agiular,taulava and jr reyes for stop there treat if you need a final 5 inside get 3 tall guys like 1st five eman agilar taulava helterbrand and norwood that the opponent will not know what kind of game is that

  16. pogi says:

    kaya nmn tlga nting mnalo eh! bxta kelangan lng ntin ng teamwork! bkit ang argentina ? nanalo cla ng gold sa olympics nun khit c ginobili,oberto, at scola lng ang player s nba! (c oberto ala png kwnta!) at ala clang 7 footer kundi around 6-9,6-10 lng ang height nung mga centro nla bkit gnun? kc ndi cla pckat! at tyaka dndaan nla s blis at pshan ang bwat puntos nila!di ka2lad ninda james yap puro tm 3 lng at salaksak lng ang alam nla! hmpt!

  17. danilo s. says:

    new player naman gaya n jay was..aguilar at iba p my depensa at outside shouting p c yap at pinissi tangalin n…mttankad ang kalaban at mabilis pa…

  18. jerome says:

    siguro tma nga sila dapat piliin ng mabuti ang mga players. pwede pa nman mag plit ng players, mas maging matatag pag ksama sa team pilipinas kung ksama si dondon honteveros, jay wash, at si cardona.

  19. errie says:

    huwahhh…I watched them played LIVE….
    ahhahahha..xD THEY ROCK!!!!

    i even took pictures with them..

  20. Mike says:

    I REALLY CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY PENNISI IS ALWAYS INCLUDED IN THE PHILIPPINE TEAM?????? HE’S USELESS……THERE ARE OTHER BIG MEN WHO ARE MORE DESERVING TO GET HIS SLOT………ONE MORE, CYRUS BAGUIO???? I THINK RITUALO AND HONTIVEROS ARE FAR BETTER THAN HIM……..HE’S JUST LUCKY, CAGUIOA IS INJURED…….OR EVEN JIMMY ALAPAG SINCE, YOU’RE RUNNING OUT OF NO. 1 POSITION BECAUSE OF THE INJURIES.

  21. joram carlos says:

    coach yeng is the best magaling humawak
    ng player tignan nyo ung mga naging
    player nya kahit sikat lumabas ung mga
    tunay na laro motivation lang nya un

  22. joram carlos says:

    kaya nila yan team pilipinas

  23. ganjamir says:

    sa pba officails: sir why our national lost to pba selection with just a few imports?like last rp team close as a point but they won..the game between aussies are scripted..why not getting a big and faster center rather than old and slower mna..coach yeng si greg slaughter,ekwe and japeth aguilar could amke the national team stronger and faster…not mentioning asi and mick they’re too weak,,let’s be practical if you want to win in a competition…go team pilipinas…

  24. rpteam_SOLID says:

    pre, lam mo kng aq lng ang mngr ng rp team, tol, kukunin n kta as head coach ng rp team! coment m p lng, para kang pba analyst…hehehe=) wag kang mag-alala di k nag-iisa, susuportahan ntn ang rp team!!!

  25. rpteam_SOLID says:

    S.O.S, LUPIT MO TALAGA… ISA KANG ALAMAT!!!

  26. S.O.S says:

    Mrmi n rn ngcoment n s ibang sports tau mag-xcel. Aq rin… Sa boxing c pacquiao!!! Sa racing c tyson sy, actualy s soccer, baseball galing dn tau dyan. In fact, mas magaling tau kaysa jpn, chn & even mid east nun araw. PERO, NASA PUSO NATIN ANG LARONG BASKETBALL!!! Lumabas k dyan s bahay aftr mglkd ng 1 kanto, may naglalaro n dyan ng bsktbol db? HINDI RIN TAYO MASISI KUNG BAKIT ANG BASKETBALL… ANG SPORT NA NASA PUSO NG PINOY. KAYA GO TEAM POWERADE PLIPINAS MOVING 4WARD 4 2009 FIBA-ASIA, 2010 ASIAN GAMES, 2010 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & THE MOST AWAITED… 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS!!!

  27. S.O.S says:

    GABRIEL “GABE” NORWOOD aka MR. PRESIDENT, aka MR. DIMPLES

    IDOL!!! gAnYan n gAnYan q maglaro nun hs

    Cnxa n guys…:(

    NOT A SCORER… INSTEAD HE FACILITATES HIS TEAMMATES

    DOES THE INTANGIBLES ON THE COURT

  28. S.O.S says:

    Guys, cguro lam ntin ang strengths & weakness ng rp team db? Also, naasar tayo n meron tayong phil-ams s team. Jus acept the fact dat nagbabago ang panahon. D lng tyo ang may halong-lahi s team. Sa US team, c Carmelo Anthony his 1/2 puerto-rican. Who else, s aussie team c mills 4got his 1st name (jus search s google) pt. guard sya pero may halong-kano d sya naturalized ctzen. So guys tama cla imbis n mgcoment jus kip suportin d RP team. Kylngn nla ng suporta ntin. Lam ng coaching staf kng san tau nagkulang, weakneses & I knw dat they’re making adjusments nt only on der ofense bt n defense as well. DI BA NATUTO NA TAYO SA 2007FIBA ASIA? WE LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES!!!

  29. vro says:

    sa mga coments n negative paki sara ng bunganga nya……..imbis n nk tulong kayo nk bibiwsit lng kayo…panu tumaas ang moral ng atleta natin kng panay paninira ang ginagawa nyo.?try to boost ang kanilang moral kay sa hatakin p baba..pilipino din kayo……..try to watch game ng pinas n live kng di k iiyak pag nanalo ang team natin………….at dyan m sabihin ANG GALING TALAGA NG PINOY…………

  30. alison says:

    tsaka hoy yeng kalbo ano sinabi mo na kami nalang maglaro!! kung pwede lang maglaro don kami eh di lalaruin namin yun eh!!! kaya nga my forum na ganito para malaman nila mga weaknesses ng binubuo nilang team kasi filipino rin tayo kasama tayo sa mapapahiya pag kulelat sila don!!

  31. alison says:

    lagay ninyo nalang si bin bon custodio tsaka si harvey carey and dondon hontiveros ang dami daming naman magagaling sa PBA bkit si arwind santos pa napili ninyo!! ano gagawan niya don

  32. yeng kalbo says:

    ang dami nyong sinasabi,ang daming complains,kung KAYO nlang kaya ang maglaro!puro kayo satsat suportahan nyo nlng ang team.prang ang perpekto nyong tao kng magsalita.

  33. ganjamir says:

    c baguio ok din yan eh c hontiveros kasi already been for so long..slasher din c cyrus i think c ranidel palitan talaga yan..c jay wah masyadung nerbioso pah..kaya nila yan lahat ng teams bsta walng injury and defense..c alapag masyadong maliit c ryan reyes mas malamang..

  34. albert says:

    mga guyzzz!!!!! ok lng nman kng pba players ung mga ksama s line up ng rp team…di pa nman msyadong hasa cna japeth aguilar eh…sang ayon nman ako na dpat palitan c ranidel de ocampo,,wla pa nman kz syang npptunayan s laron nya eh…ou ngat mlaki sya pero di spat para isama sya s line up…c jay washington n lng dpat ung ipalit tpos palitan nman rin c cyrus baguio ipalit c dondon hontiveros. or c cardona. coach yeng sna mgbgo pa ung line up ng rp team.

  35. ganjamir says:

    they can make it just include Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar rather than Mick Pennisi and Ranidel De Ocampo too old too slow too young but incompitent hanggang Pba lng silang dalwa..okay go team pinas after Pacquiao won kay nio yan..

  36. potchi says:

    bat nan dyan si james yap…di nman yan all around player unlike the national team veteran player na s dondon hontiveros. dpat d lng yung kung d gusto ni coach yeng d na nya isasali sa team. dpat tingnan din nya yung potential ng player…c jimmy alapag din wla na sa lineup…ano ba yan coach yeng…personal nman cguro yung reasons mo for not picking the some players

  37. carlos says:

    i think players who are workers and willing to dive for the ball should be in our national team,, people like mark pingris should be there… JR Reyes is a big help also in the middle. Basketball is not only about skills, it includes attitude I guess. The reason why we lost last time to Jordan in FIBA asia was beacause players did not have the right attitude during the game. We lost because of technical fouls.

  38. rp team says:

    6 lang naman fil-am diyan e kau namn laging exage

  39. markuz says:

    ang dami namang kano na players, dapat di na team pilipas ang tawag dyan kundi Team FIL-AMpinas!!!
    that is definitely NOT my team!!!

  40. Lito Gallardo says:

    I think coach Guiao should include more height as in Japeth Aguilar & Slaughter should make it to the team

  41. danny r. says:

    Sa basketball kailangan ang puso sa tingin ko naman meron ang 14 players, at sa magic touch ni coach yeng kayang kaya yan. go phil team!! We will pray for the team success. Sa mga players itabi muna mga personal interest just focus on your goal na makapasok sa Olympic, More sacrifice and hardwork, remember always this for our country the Phil.

  42. mis19A says:

    let’s pray for them guyzz……

  43. Jack Cool says:

    Imbes na magcomment kayo ng puro negatives sa panlaban natin.. Bakit hindi nalang natin suportahan para lalong pagbutihin ang kanilang paglalaro…..parang hindi kayo Filipino kung mag comment kayo ah!……

  44. lance says:

    dapat hinde si yeng guiao ang humawak ng national team.unang katangian ng isang magaling na coach ay wla kay yeng,PIKON PA NAPAPANUOD NG MGA KABATAAN HINDE MAGANDANG IHEMPLO.sorry sa mga fans ni yeng pero yun lang napapansin namin.

  45. SAILJ says:

    8 of 14 fil-am nga.,but still.,d2 din lumaki ung iba.,at ayaw nyo ba nun? represent nila pinas kaysa sa isang bansa nila?? and sa iba naman na nagcomment.,buti nga may lumalaban pa sa atin eh.,at kahit na mabigat katawan nila dahil sa laki o taba.,kailngan nila un para inside the paint may laban naman.,kung hnd man sa taas sa lapad naman ng katawan like asi taulava.,

  46. Erick says:

    height is really a big factor. sa case ng team US, black people are naturally born athletic. kaya kahit hindi sila malalaki compared sa mga kalaban nila, kung maglaro naman ay parang malalaki din. yung built ng katawan nila at leg power talagang malakas. iba ang case sa ating mga asian people. kaya nga dapat malalaki players natin at kayang tumakbo. sa line up, sana wala na lng si De Ocampo. sana si Jay Washington na lng. i think defense at speed ang laban natin. pag malakas tayo dun may chance tayo.

  47. alison says:

    kaya nga try and try !!! di pa nga sumasabak mga players natin negative na agad nasa isip ninyo imbes na suportahan!!! at hindi naman kailangan masyado ng height sa basketball!! pinapayo ko lang wag na tayo kumuha ng malalaki kung malalambot naman at hindi marunong tumira!!! kumuha nalang tayo ng maliliit pero smooth maglaro!!! tulad ng ginawa ng u.s.a di masyadong malalaki pero mga talented , mga shooter, oh anong nangyari nakuha nila gold medal!! naiinis lang ako kasi natanggal yung dalawa si jimmy alapag tsaka si don don hontiveros eh di ba nila nakita yung katapangan na ipinamalas ng dalawa sa nakaraang fiba!! kinapos lang yung dating team!! sayang wala si mark caguioa tsaka kung kay ryan reyes lang naman kay bon bon custudio na ako!!!

  48. phil jack says:

    the odds are very obvious. i really think Ranidel de ocampo and Cyrus bagiuo should not be included in the roosters. they are incompetent for their positions. they cant even prove their full capability in the all filipino pba league how much more in the international level? if ranidel is an agressive defender and a reliable shooter then that would be fine, but he showcases the exact mediocre type. Jay wash and Mack Cardona are more reliable and competent players…

  49. fattyacid says:

    walang pamasahe e ang laki ng sweldo ng mga mokong na yan…sa totoo lang wala tayong pag-asa sa basketball…bigyan ng due exposures ang ibang sports na talagang may laban ang mga pinoy…hindi yung puros ilusyon at hype lang.

  50. Leopardo says:

    they can’t make it to the championship at unang una wala silang pamasahe para makalabas ng pilipinas, kaya mangarap na lang sila ng tulog, hehehe

  51. QRadio says:

    GANUN PA DIN. UUWI PA DIN TAYONG TALONAN. DI PA KAYA NG PILIPINAS NA MAKIPAGSABAYAN SA INTERNATIONAL NA BASKEBALL.AMININ NA NATIN NA KULANG NA KULANG ANG TEAM NATIN SA TALENTO’T TAAS, ANG HIHINA PA TUMAKBO AT MABIBIGAT ANG MGA KATAWAN.

  52. badz says:

    it remains to be seen if this group jells in time. hoops is still a 5-man game, 5 men knowing what it takes to win games and not just looking good in front of the camera. function muna bago porma. =)

  53. Lance says:

    I will be happy if we won third in FIBA – ASIA after this event.

  54. PUSONG ITIM says:

    goodluck team pilipinas.

    goodluck sa lahat especially to sonny thoss.

    team pilipinas. team kapamilya ye ye ye!

  55. tank says:

    go philippines

  56. jawo says:

    8 out of 14 players are Phil-Ams.. mas maganda sana kung mga purong pinoy ang mag rerepresent ng Philippine Team. Kahit talo atleast walang halong kano.

  57. Kapal ilad says:

    pangit puro pa cute lang alam gawin nila…

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