Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
Filoil 2018 Gilas Cadets vs. UP – Tuffin-6980
Filoil 2018 Gilas Cadets vs. UP – Tuffin-6980

2023 FIBA World Cup

Ken Tuffin part of Tall Blacks’ pool for FIBA third window


Ken Tuffin has once again been called up by New Zealand Basketball, this time as part of the Tall Blacks’ pool for the third window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Tuffin, currently playing for Wellington Saints in the New Zealand-National Basketball League, has been in the middle of a tug-of-war between NZBB and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. Former Gilas program director Tab Baldwin had wanted to have the 6-foot-4 winger be part of his pool during the Asia Cup Qualifiers but quarantine restrictions did not allow Tuffin to come back home.

Tuffin is currently averaging 7.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in four losses for the Saints this season.

Also called up to the pool are the 13 men that played in the Araneta Window of the Qualifiers, namely Dion Prewster, Jayden Bezzant, Taylor Britt, Joe Cook-Green, Hyrum Harris, Ethan Rusbatch, Tai Wynard, Taane Samuel, Richie Rodger, Taki Fahrensohn, and Benjamin Gold.

Completing the pool are Corey Webster, Flynn Cameron, Jarrod Kenny, Kruz Perrott-Hunt, Shea Ili, Taine Murray, Akiva McBirney-Griffin, Dan Fotu, Dominique Kelman-Poto, Finn Delany, Isaac Davidson, Jordan Ngatai, Kenneth Tuffin, Kane Keil, Max Darling, Sam Mennenga, Tohi Smith-Milner, Tom Abercrombie, Tom Vodanovich, Jordan Hunt, Michael Karena, and Sam Timmins.

The third window games will be played in a bubble in Auckland with New Zealand playing against Gilas on July 3.

#ReadMore  Kai Sotto had always wanted to face good pal Princepal Singh
Written By


You May Also Like

2023 FIBA World Cup

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Many wondered why Justine Baltazar had to beg off from Gilas Pilipinas but was still playing for the Pampanga Delta...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas will only have 11 players during the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers’ third window. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas made the...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas Men is starting to call up the reinforcements for the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers’ third window. Young buck Mason Amos...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas will bring just 10 players to Korea for their two-game friendly series. Besides Ange Kouame, Dave Ildefonso has been declared out for...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas suffered a huge blow in its buildup for the third window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Ange Kouame has...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Kiefer Ravena was surprisingly part of Gilas Pilipinas Men’s final 12 for their two-game series against Korea on June 17 and 18 at Anyang...

Basketball

Despite being in a contract standstill with NLEX, Kiefer Ravena will still get a chance to play. Kiefer was called up for Gilas Men’s...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Men head coach Nenad Vucinic made two tough cuts to the national team’s pool on Wednesday. Sherwin Concepcion and Allen Liwag have both...

Advertisement