CJ Giles do gets called for a lot of fouls nowadays and it might happen again versus the hosts. No worries though, our young cagers tend to work doubly hard to fill the void whenever Giles is in foul trouble.
Yes, fifth place is an achievement for a team made up of amateurs and formed less than six months ago. Yes, the players want to win but came up short due to inexperience and lack of ceiling. No, I'm not Ray Hatton I don't make excuses for other people. No, these players are not yet the best in the land because the league where our current best players are doesn't want to represent our country so this team was formed. The elders are supposed to set an example... but it doesn't apply here.
Next stop for Smart Gilas?
An unconfirmed four-game match against Japan National Team in Japan. Letran players in the team will be back home and prepare for the upcoming NCAA season.