Gilas Pilipinas just wrapped up a grueling 2015 Jones Cup stint, where they played for 8 straight games and finished second to Asian champion Iran. The Philippines returned to the Jones Cup for the first time since winning the tournament in 2012. The Filipinos nearing the final stretch of its buildup for the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in China and the Jones Cup served as a barometer as to where Gilas is at this stage of its preparations.
The selfies posted all over social media are proof that Gilas has developed a strong bond. That off-court chemistry has also spilled over to the court, which resulted in the team’s respectable stint in the Jones Cup. The players give credit to the veterans, especially Asi Taulava, for making it easier for the team to build the kind of relationship it has now.