Gilas tumbles 3 places down in FIBA rankings


Posted at Oct 12 2017 06:04 PM

The Philippines slid 3 places down in the men’s rankings after finishing 7th in the FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut.

Gilas Pilipinas now ranks 30th based on the list released by FIBA on Wednesday. 

The Philippines, which recently topped the basketball competition in the Southeast Asian region, is now just a place ahead of Belgium and one notch behind Czech Republic.

The Filipinos were forced to their worst place in 8 years in the FIBA Asia Cup after losing crucial matches against South Korea in the quarterfinals and Lebanon in the classification stage.

In the recent FIBA Asia Champions Cup, a watered-down version of the squad settled for 5th place.

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