The 34th William Jones Cup 2012 has already started last August 18, 2012 at Taiwan, and Smart Gilas Pilipinas 2.0 is looking to win it all. They started their campaign on a high note via an 88-78 win over Jordan. That's a strong sign that we're in it to improve on our 3rd place finish last year behind the eventual Champion Iran and the 2nd placer South Korea.
Smart Gilas 2.0 will face 7 other teams in the Jones Cup 2012, namely, USA (made up of mostly College players + NBA Veteran Big Man and former Laker Josh Powell), Lebanon, Jordan, South Korea, Guang Hua (Chinese Taipei Team B), Zhongzhua (Chinese Taipei Team A) and Japan.
Our team will be spearheaded by the veteran Marcus Douthit. He will play alongside PBA Stars such as LA Tenorio, Jeff Chan, Ranidel De Ocampo, Sonny Thoss, Mac Baracael, Enrico Villanueva, Gabe Norwood, Sol Mercado, Larry Fonacier and Gary David. The team will also include 2 very promising cagers, San Beda's Garvo Lanete and the lanky Matt Rosser - Coach Chot's discovery.
If you want to watch them on Free TV, then here's the AKTV Channel 13 airing schedule of the Gilas 2.0 Games. Majority of the games will be aired on a LIVE basis.
August 18, 2012 8PM: GILAS 2.0 vs. Jordan
August 19, 2012 3PM: GILAS 2.0 vs. Guang Hua ( Chinese Taipei Team B)
August 21, 2012 3PM: GILAS 2.0 vs. South Korea
August 22, 2012 5PM: GILAS 2.0 vs. Japan
August 23, 2012 8PM: GILAS 2.0 vs. Lebanon
August 24, 2012 3PM: GILAS 2.0 vs. Iran
August 25, 2012 10PM: GILAS 2.0 vs. Zhongzua (Chinese Taipei Team A)
August 26, 2012 5PM: GILAS 2.0 vs. USA
End of Eliminations