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Fiba World Cup: Jordan Clarkson lauds Gilas Pilipinas teammates

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Gilas Pilipinas towards Italy within the Fiba World Cup. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines —Gilas Pilipinas star Jordan Clarkson stated he has been impressed most by teammates Roger Pogoy, Dwight Ramos, and AJ Edu of their Fiba World Cup marketing campaign.

The Philippines is out of the race for a spot within the second spherical after arising quick of their three video games capped by a heartbreaking 90-83 defeat to Italy on Tuesday at Good Araneta Coliseum.

However Clarkson stated he was happy with how Gilas Pilipinas fought till the top of the sport.

“I believe all people, down the road. Everyone has been popping out right here within the competitors,” stated Clarkson within the postgame press convention.

The NBA star was additionally stunned with Pogoy’s play after scoring 9 factors towards the Azzurri, making his soar pictures off a put up.

“Roger is a man that I actually didn’t know a lot about coming in however seeing how he can shoot the ball. Final recreation he was displaying up his post-up recreation, posting up smaller defenders,” stated Clarkson of the TNT winger, who averaged 7.7 factors within the first spherical.

The Utah Jazz guard knew that Ramos would additionally step up for Gilas after seeing the Japan B.League star’s recreation within the World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

“Dwight has at all times impressed me. The way in which he approaches the sport, sort of performs his position. He’s aggressive,” Clarkson stated of Ramos, who scored 14 factors towards the Italians. 

Clarkson additionally lauded Edu’s protection, which additionally impressed Karl-Anthony Cities throughout their first recreation towards the Dominican Republic final week at Philippine Area.

“His protection has been rather well. Within the first recreation, he needed to problem towards KAT. He actually did an excellent job simply forcing him into totally different pictures. I do know KAT is admittedly gifted participant, an NBA man,” he stated.

Clarkson remained wanting to win in Gilas Pilipinas’ final two video games within the classification spherical with an opportunity to emerge as one of the best Asian staff for an automated 2024 Paris Olympics ticket.

“Down the road, I believe all people actually performed laborious and performed effectively,” he stated.

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