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Tall order for Gilas as it eyes top spot in ‘group of death’

In coach Chot Reyes’ eyes, Gilas Pilipinas has been slotted in the so-called “Group of Death” in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.

Placed in Group B together with defending champion China and Middle Eastern contenders in Qatar and Iraq, the outspoken mentor knows Philippines has its work cut out for it.

Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net
“(Our group is) very tough. It might be the biggest group, the tallest group,” he said.

Seeking to defend its gold medal from 2015, China is still the favorites in the tourney, with studs like Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi expected to lead the team.

Qatar, meanwhile, is parading a youthful team under coach Qusai Hatem which still packs a lot of punch.

Though ranked 94th in the world, Iraq is poised to parade a towering roster bannered by naturalized player Demario Mayfield.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/258240/tall-order-gilas-eyes-top-spot-group-death

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