• Philippines line-up for Dubai International Basketball Championship


    The Philippines will be a marked team in the 30th edition of Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Thanks to former NBA star Lamar Odom headlining the Mighty Sports Philippines side.

    Lamar who had a very stellar career in the NBA with stints in LA Clippers, Lakers and Mavericks is looking to regain his competitive and explosive self in this stint with Mighty Sports Philippines.He is expected to attract bigger crowd, not only from the Filipino expats, but from all basketball fans in Dubai.

    The next big name donning the Philippine colors is the prolific import of Barangay Ginebra, Justin Brownlee, who also played for Alab Pilipinas in ABL.

    The tournament runs from February 1 to 9. All games will be played at Shabab Al Ahli Club [location map]. Tickets are priced at AED30 only for the eliminations, and available at the gates.

    Here's the complete lineup of Mighty Sports:

    1. Lamar Odom (NBA)
    2 Justin Brownlee (Ginebra / Alab)
    3. Randolph Morris (Chinese Basketball Association)
    4. Juan Gomez De Liano (UAAP - UP)
    5. Santi Santillan (UAAP - La Salle)
    6. Troy Rike (UAAP - NU)
    7. Joseph Yeo (PBA)
    8. Jett Manuel (PBA - Ginebra [retired])
    9. Justin Gutang (NCAA - College of St. Benilde)
    10. Gab Banal (MPBL)
    11. Jeremiah Gray (US NCAA Division 2)
    12. Roosevelt Adams (US)

    The team will be coached by Charles Tiu, with assistant coaches Jong Uichico and Woody Co on board.

    This good mix of vets and collegiate stars can definitely give a scare to the other ball clubs in the tournament.

    Our Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes personally invites all Filipinos to rally and support Mighty Sports Philippines. Here's his invitation via Tatak Pinoy:




    We have a pretty much tall  lineup this time around. For more updates, follow Dubai Basketball Championship on Facebook. See you at the games!
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