Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

2023 FIBA World Cup

Kouame, Quiambao commit for Window 5 as Tamayo begs off


Ateneo de Manila University’s Ange Kouame and De La Salle University’s Kevin Quiambao confirmed that they will join Gilas Pilipinas’ pool for the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers’ fifth window.

The 6-foot-5 flashy forward shared his decision after the Green Archers’ 54-68 loss against the Blue Eagles on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Meanwhile, Kouame will also attend, as confirmed by Ateneo team manager Christoper Quimpo.

“Sobrang excited lalo na PBA players, mga kuya na yung makakasama ko. Sobrang excited akong makasama ko sila kase yung mga kasama ko ngayon mas matatanda na sa akin,” said Quiambao.

“Siyempre pinaka-excited akong nakasama si kuya Kiefer (Ravena), sila kuya Scottie (Thompson). Sila yung nag-g-guide sa akin sa court. Dun sa practices pa lang, guina-guide na nila ako para itama yung mga mali,” he added, referring to the point guards in the team.

Gilas Pilipinas will battle Jordan on November 11 before facing Saudi Arabia on the 14th. Both will be on the road.

On the other hand, University of the Philippines’ Carl Tamayo begged off due to a nagging injury.

UAAP-MBB-Carl-TAMAYO-UP Kouame, Quiambao commit for Window 5 as Tamayo begs off 2023 FIBA World Cup ADMU Basketball DLSU Gilas Pilipinas News UAAP UP  - philippine sports news

“May mga previous injury ako na kailangan i-rehab. Sinusubukan namin kausapin ‘yung Gilas, nag-send naman kami ng formal letter to excuse,” said Tamayo.

“Nararamdaman ko sa sarili ko na I need to rest and rehab. I think Gilas will understand naman.”

#ReadMore  Goldwin Monteverde never doubted that Cyril Gonzales would deliver for UP
Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.


You May Also Like

AdU

Jerom Lastimosa was reportedly out of the UAAP Season 85 when he dislocated the big toe on his right foot against University of the...

ADMU

By carrying Adamson University into the Final Four of the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Jerom Lastimosa has gained a lot of fans...

ADMU

Ever since Tab Baldwin became Ateneo de Manila University coach seven years ago, he has brought the Blue Eagles to the finals of each...

AdU

When the Soaring Falcons sang the Adamson for the last time this UAAP Season 85, Jerom Lastimosa was in front to lead the group....

ADMU

For the second straight season, it will be Ateneo de Manila University versus University of the Philippines in the UAAP men’s basketball finals. Just...

Basketball

Malick Diouf has been a dominant force throughout the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Diouf is a sophomore in UP but a transferee...

Basketball

National University’s cinderella run ended on Wednesday at the hands of University of the Philippines with a painful 69-61 defeat to bow out of...

Basketball

University of the Philippines inched closer to achieving its goal of winning back-to-back crowns in the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Basketball Tournament by outlasting...

Advertisement