Mighty Sports Philippines. InterAksyon.com/Rey Joble

Veteran shooter Sunday Salvacion finally got some taste of international basketball after playing for Philippines-Mighty Sports in its 2016 William Jones Cup title run.

It was another addition to Salvacion’s ring collection which also includes championships he won with St. Benilde in NCAA, with Montana Pawnshop in the now-defunct PBL, and with Ginebra in the PBA.

“Parang nakumpleto ko na, nag-champion ako sa NCAA, sa PBL, sa PBA, then dito sa Jones Cup. Sobrang tuwa ko talaga. Mayroon pa pala, hindi ko akalaing makasama ako sa ganito,” Salvacion told InterAksyon.com in an exclusive interview.

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 Members and officials of the Philippines’ Mighty Sports Apparels arrive at the NAIA Terminal 1 from Taipei after ruling the 38th Williams Jones Cup basketball tournament via an eight-game sweep. Rudy Santos

TAIPEI – Based on what he saw in the just-concluded Jones Cup, coach Bo Perasol thinks the national team needs PBA players if it were to stay competitive in Asian basketball.

“We need to get the best and our best are in the PBA. We can’t compete if we don’t get the best. And we need ample time to train them together,” said Perasol whose Mighty Sports Apparels team topped the 38th Jones Cup via an eight-game sweep with the help of seven imports.

He saw up close the training teams of Iran, South Korea, Chinese Taipei and Japan already competing while Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is still mulling the right formula to form the national team for the next qualifying event for the World Championship.

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Jones Cup champs Mighty Sports back home in PH (August 02, 2016)
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 The triumphant Mighty Sports team arrived in Manila on Monday. Raoul Esperas, ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines – The triumphant Mighty Sports basketball team, coming off a successful campaign in the 2016 William Jones Cup in Taiwan, arrived in Manila on Monday morning.

The team, coached by Bo Perasol, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Monday and proudly showed off their medals and championship trophy.

Mighty Sports, which represented the Philippines in the tournament, won all eight of their games and had the championship in the bag with a game to spare after beating Iran on Saturday.

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William Jones Cup

MANILA, Philippines – Mighty Sports-Philippines completed an eight-game sweep of the Jones Cup after routing Chinese Taipei, 104-80, on Sunday night.

Mighty Sports, which is representing the Philippines in the tournament, had already clinched the Jones Cup crown after beating Iran, 80-73, on Saturday, but ensured that they would finish the competition without a single loss by routing Chinese Taipei.

Dewarick Spencer led the way for Mighty Sports with 27 points and nine rebounds, while Mike Singletary had an all-around effort of 21 points, six boards, and seven assists.

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Iran basketball.

TEHRAN, Jul. 31 (MNA) – The Iranian men’s national basketball team defeated India in their last encounter at the 2016 William Jones Cup in Taiwan.

Iran’s final fixture at the eminent sportive event was competed against Indian rivals today morning at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City.

The Iranian side bagged their sixth victory at this year’s William Jones Cup by clinching a 71-56 victory over their Indian opponents.

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William Jones Cup

 TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran national basketball team defeated Japan 73-65 in the penultimate match of the 38th William Jones Cup on Saturday.

Defending champion Iran will play India in its last match on Sunday.

Iran started the tournament with a 73-61 win over Chinese Taipei B and defeated United States Sacramento State Hornets 70-59 and Egypt 74-65 respectively.

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William Jones Cup

TAIPEI — Former PBA import Zach Graham has always wanted to return to the Philippines, but scheduling conflicts have prevented him from coming back the past few years.

This year, an opportunity came for Graham to sort of give back to the country which he loves. He has been tapped as one of the seven reinforcements beefing up Philippines-Mighty Sports in the ongoing 2016 William Jones Cup here.

“With this event, it’s perfect for me. I jumped on it right away because I miss playing for the Philippines,” Graham told InterAksyon.com in an exclusive interview.

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