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FIBA World Cup Philippine Basketball Team History | Records | Achievements

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Comprehensive database of FIBA World Cup Philippine Basketball Team History, Records and Achievements. Philippines placed 3rd in 1954 led by Carlos Loyzaga. Contains the exploits of Pilipinas Basketball since 1950 up to the present and more.

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Ito ang komprehensibong talaan ng kasaysayan ng Koponan Pambansa sa FIBA World Cup . Naitala ang ikatlong puwesto noon 1954 sa pangunguna ni Carlos Loyzaga. Nilalaman din ng pahinang ito ang mga makabago at nakaraang miyembro FIBA World mula pa 1950 hanggang sa kasalukuyan.

 

°  FIBA World Cup Philippine Basketball Team History

°  The best place ever achieved by any Asian nation in FIBA Worlds belongs to the Philippines after it copped Bronze (3rd) in 1954 Rio de Janeiro FIBA World Cup. Legendary basketball superstar Caloy “Big Difference” Loyzaga led RP Team with 19.4 Points per game and was named to the Mythical Team. The Philippines ended second in their bracket behind Brazil and ahead of Paraguay to enter the next round. In the final round, the Filipinos lost against the United States by only 13 points. It is worthy to note that the Nationals led and scared a real USA Team at halftime 25-22. Philippines beat powerhouse teams Canada, Uruguay, Taiwan, France and Israel in that same round. Meanwhile, Lauro “The Fox” Mumar, another legend of Pinoy hoops, scored 9.9 Points per game.

°  RP Team was bracketed with Uruguay, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria in the 1959 FIBA Worlds. The Filipinos ended the round at third, losing only against Bulgaria and Puerto Rico, and was disqualified from final round. In the classification round RP beat Egypt and Canada. In the battle for eight place, Philippines beat Uruguay. That 8th place finish would serve as the swan song of Carlos Loyzaga from FIBA Worlds.

°  FIBA suspended Philippine Basketball for its inability to stage the 1963 FIBA World Championship after then President Diosdado Macapagal banned players from Yugoslavia and other communist nations to enter the Philippines.

°  Philippines qualified for the 1986 FIBA Worlds but bombed out of the competition due to EDSA People Power.

°  In 2014 FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas placed 21st and beat only one team in Senegal. It must be noted that all the losses of Pilipinas Basketball against Croatia, Argentina, Greece and Puerto Rico were all close games and could have gone either way. Naturalized player Andray Blatche ably steered the Filipinos with 21.2 Points and 13.8 Rebounds per game. Jimmy Alapag contributed 9.2 Points per game and led in Assists with 3.2. Coach Chot Reyes mentored the Filipinos after placing 2nd in FIBA Asia Championships.

FIBA World Basketball Record
FIBA World Cup Philippine Basketball Team History
Year
Place
Slate
Venue

2014
21st
1-4
 

1986
QBW
 

1978
8th
0-8
 

1974
13th
2-5
 

1963
QBS
 

1959
8th
4-2
 

1954
3rd
6-3
 

1950
DNP
 

° Yellow Font
Gold • 1st Place

° Grey Font
Silver • 2nd Place

° Amber Font
Bronze • 3rd Place

° Red Font
Suspended

° DNP
Did not participate

° DNQ
Did not qualify

° NH
Not Held

° Blue BG
PBA Pro Team fielded

° QBW
Qualified but withdrawn

° S
Suspended

° QBS
Qualified but Suspended

° NIPP
Not Invited – Petty Politics

FIBA Worlds Stats



 
FIBA Worlds Appearances
5

 
FIBA Worlds Best Finish
3rd

 
35 Games Win-Loss Slate
13-22

 

Points Per Game
16.4 PPG
1954 • Caloy Loyzaga

 
9.9 PPG
1954 • Lauro Mumar

 
15.3 PPG
1959 • Loreto Carbonell

 
14.3 PPG
1959 • Constancio Ortiz

 
18.0 PPG
1974 • Bogs Adornado

 
14.3 PPG
1974 • Robert Jaworski

 
16.8 PPG
1978 • Ramon Cruz

 
11.2 PPG
1978 • Steve Watson

 
21.2 PPG
2014 • Andray Blatche

 
9.2 PPG
2014 • Jimmy Alapag

 

written by Rock Punzalan
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