Basketball: Philippines reach semi-finals of FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Basketball: Philippines reach semi-finals of FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

“We have a good group of guys, a mixture of veterans and young guys,” Philippines Shooting Guard Chris Newsome told Olympics.com after the game, “so it’s finding that chemistry together and finding that balance of experience and youth. I think we have the right coaching staff for that, they have the right mentality.

“It’s really on us, especially the veterans to pull each other together and guide everyone through the situation that we’re in. I’m very proud of what we have done this organization and for our national team, and it says a lot about the future that we have.”

The Philippines will play one of Montenegro, Brazil, or Cameroon in the semi-finals, with Cameroon and Brazil going head-to-head on Thursday evening in Riga.

The Gilas Filipinas are one step closer to Paris 2024 and a historic return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 52 years.

*As National Olympic Committees have the exclusive authority for the representation of their respective countries at the Olympic Games, athletes’ participation at the Paris Games depends on their NOC selecting them to represent their delegation at Paris 2024. Click here to see the official qualification system for each sport.

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