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Chot downplays Philippines' latest FIBA ranking: It's just on paper

MANILA, Philippines —The Philippines has become the fifth best team in Asia, FIBA announced Thursday morning.

But as far as indications go, Chot Reyes said it’s simply just a tag.

“The rankings [are] simply on paper. In the  end it’s how you play on the court,” the longtime Gilas Pilipinas mentor said during a chat on the same day.

“It has nothing to do with the way we play on the court,” he continued. “Tinalo nga natin ‘yung China. Some other teams who are lower ranked than us can also beat us.”

After a dismal showing in the FIBA Asia Cup, the Philippines slid to the 30th spot in the overall rankings. But that wasn’t the only factor in ranking change. Australia and New Zealand, which were both initially classified into the Oceania zone, were grouped alongside Asian teams.

Author: Denison Rey A. Dalupang, Philippine Star
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/10/12/1748117/chot-downplays-philippines-latest-fiba-ranking-its-just-paper

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