FIBA Under-17 World Cup 2018 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on FIBA Under-17 World Cup 2018


Batang Gilas nabs record-high World Cup finish

Jul 09, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The Philippine basketball youth team wraps up its campaign with back-to-back wins to finish 13th overall

STRONG FINISH. Raven Cortez and Batang Gilas dismantle New Zealand by 22 points. Photo from FIBA

Batang Gilas escapes Egypt for first World Cup win

Jul 08, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The also-ran Philippine basketball youth team salvages a win in the classification match as Kai Sotto drops a monster double-double

NEXT CHALLENGE. The Batang Gilas squad bannered by Kai Sotto faces New Zealand next in a battle for 13th place. Photo from FIBA

Elite Canada side eliminates Batang Gilas

Jul 05, 2018 - 7:18 AM

The second-ranked youth basketball team blasts the Philippine squad by 40 points in the FIBA Under-17 World Cup

ELIMINATED. Canada’s Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (left) floats over Joshua Lazaro and 7-foot-1 Kai Sotto during their 40-point destruction of Batang Gilas in the knockout Round of 16. Photo from FIBA

Batang Gilas drops heartbreaker to Argentina

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Host Argentina keeps the Philippines winless in the FIBA Under-17 World Cup

ONE FOR THE FANS. Leading scorer Juan Francisco Fernandez (left) savors host Argentina’s first win in the FIBA U17 World Cup at the expense of RC Calimag (right) and Batang Gilas, who finished winless in the group phase. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: High-flying Fil-Am Jalen Green stars in FIBA Under-17

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The 16-year-old standout struts his stuff in the United States' 57-point rout of Mali

YOUNG STUD. Fil-Am Jalen Green (middle) drives past two Malian defenders in the United States’ victory over Mali. Photo from FIBA

Batang Gilas falls to France by 41 points

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:48 AM

The Philippine basketball youth team absorbs its second loss in two days in the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup

OVERPOWERED. Philippine standout Kai Sotto struggles with 7 points and 6 rebounds against France after a 20-10 debut. Photo by FIBA

Croatia annihilates Batang Gilas in FIBA Under-17 World Cup opener

Jul 01, 2018 - 8:37 AM

The Philippine basketball youth squad absorbs a by 22-point whipping against the world’s 10th-ranked boys’ team

RUDE WELCOME. Batang Gilas’ 7-foot-1 phenom Kai Sotto (left) backs up on Croatia’s 6-foot-7 Matej Bosnjak during their lopsided duel. Photo by FIBA

Batang Gilas captain Forthksy Padrigao primed for world spotlight

Jun 30, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The 16-year-old standout vows to strive harder in the FIBA Under-17 World Cup 2018

TEAM PLAYER. As the Philippine basketball youth team skipper, Forthsky Padrigao says he's prioritizing his teammates. Photo by NBA Philippines

Kai Sotto headlines tallest Batang Gilas lineup yet for World Cup

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The 7-foot-1 Ateneo high school standout leads a towering Philippine quartet in the FIBA Under-17 World Cup

STANDOUT. Kai Sotto heads 4 Batang Gilas players standing above 6-foot-7. Photo from FIBA Asia