Marcus Douthit - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Marcus Douthit


Marcus Douthit ‘thankful’ for time with national team

Aug 14, 2015 - 3:49 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has decided not to renew the contract of the 6 foot 10 Douthit

Report: Blatche status for Gilas in limbo

Jul 28, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Blatche s request to play for the Philippines has reportedly been denied by his CBA team

Ola Adeogun talks about life after San Beda

Jul 10, 2015 - 1:23 PM

What does Ola Adeogun plan to do after his college career comes to an end? He has many ideas in mind

Gilas coach Baldwin: Meetings with PBA team owners ‘very positive’

Jun 20, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Tab Baldwin says the pool composition will have many holdovers that have competed internationally over the past two years

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Cadets win 2015 SEA Games gold

Jun 16, 2015 - 12:06 AM

Relive the Philippines 17th basketball gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games in these photos

Top: Prince Rivero, Troy Rosario, Baser, Amer, Earl Scottie Thompson, Jiovani Jalalon, Norbert Torres, Glenn Khobuntin and Kevin Ferrer celebrate their gold medal win.

Gilas Cadets wallop Malaysia by 52 for 2nd straight win

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:07 PM

A day after blowing out Indonesia by 29 the Gilas Cadets pile the points up on Malaysia for a one sided victory

The Gilas Cadets have had an easy time of it so far in the Southeast Asian Games. File photo by Czeasar Dancel

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Cadets practice for SEA Games competition

Jun 07, 2015 - 1:49 AM

Photos of the Philippine national men s basketball team s final practice in the Philippines before traveling to Singapore for the Southeast Asian Games

The Gilas Cadets wrap up practice. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Rain or Shine eviscerates Blackwater to break out of slump

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Six Elasto Painters score in double figures as Rain or Shine defeats Blackwater by 38 points

PAINT JOB. Paul Lee had 13 points and 9 assists for Rain or Shine. Photo by Josh Albelda

KIA shakes off Blackwater in double OT

May 26, 2015 - 7:40 PM

KIA Carnival wriggled free from a tight game against Blackwater Elite and won in double overtime behind Hamady N Diaye s near triple double

Hamady N'Diaye registered 16 markers, 23 rebounds and 9 blocks, including scoring 4 of the Carnival's 9 second overtime points. Photo by Josh Albelda

GlobalPort dominates Blackwater for 2nd straight win

May 08, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Terrence Romeo stars again as the Batang Pier notches another big margin win

SCORER. Terrence Romeo leads GlobalPort in scoring in their second consecutive dominant win. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Aces roll past Elite for easy Govs Cup opening win

May 05, 2015 - 11:24 PM

Alaska opens the second half with a massive 20 4 run and wrests control of the contest for good

HIGH NOTE. American import Romeo Travis opened up his PBA stint with a double-double performance to help Alaska to its first win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Douthit, Ravena lead Sinag roster; Teng, Van Opstal cut

Apr 13, 2015 - 7:11 PM

The 12 man roster that will represent the Philippines at the 2015 SEABA and SEA Games has been revealed

Marcus Douthit (L) and Kiefer Ravena (R) will represent the Philippine team

Blackwater team owner eyes quarterfinals in Govs Cup

Mar 25, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Team owner Dioceldo Sy is hoping the Elite will get to at least 5 wins in the elimination round of the season ending Governors Cup

KEY PIECES. Brian Heruela (L) and Reil Cervantes (R) are expected to be key contributors as the Blackwater Elite try to continuously improve entering the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bolts limp to playoffs as Elite closes conference on high note

Mar 25, 2015 - 6:33 PM

Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac says he wanted the team to do well despite being already eliminated in the Commissioner s Cup

Guiao displeased with refs as Painters beat Elite

Mar 20, 2015 - 6:29 PM

Head coach Yeng Guiao calls out the game officials for failing to do their job as Rain or Shine defeats Blackwater

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism goes up for a two-handed slam. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

SBP reveals 16-man pool for Sinag Pilipinas

Mar 06, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Kiefer Ravena Jeron Teng and Bobby Ray Parks Jr highlight the 16 man pool for the national basketball team which will compete at SEABA and the SEA Games

Bobby Ray Parks Jr, Jeron Teng and Kiefer Ravena have made the 16-man cut

Blackwater spoils Pacquiao's sendoff with KIA rout

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Brian Heruela Marcus Douthit and Sunday Salvacion all played well as the Elite earns their second win in the PBA

Globalport wallops Blackwater for back-to-back wins

Feb 22, 2015 - 5:43 PM

Terrence Romeo scored 25 points while import Calvin Warner posted 17 points and a season high 30 rebounds to lead the Batang Pier to victory

Terrence Romeo of Globalport scored 25 points as his team wins their second straight game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fajardo on benching: ‘We have to respect our coach’

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Why was reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo benched in the crucial moments versus Blackwater with the game in the balance?

BENCHED. June Mar Fajardo saw no action in the final 12 minutes of San Miguel's loss to Blackwater. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Blackwater’s first win just the beginning say Douthit, Heruela

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:48 PM

It feels amazing it feels great Our first win in the PBA says playmaker Brian Heruela

JUST THE START. Blackwater's Marcus Douthit and Brian Heruela believe the Elite's win over the Beermen is just the start of good things for the team.

Blackwater wins first ever PBA game at expense of San Miguel Beer

Feb 11, 2015 - 7:11 PM

“We finally tasted the victory here in the PBA ” a relieved coach Leo Isaac said after the expansion franchise knocked off the defending Philippine Cup champions

Naturalized Gilas center Marcus Douthit scored 20 points in Blackwater's first ever win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Hotshots move to 3-0, take down Elite 98-86

Feb 06, 2015 - 10:03 PM

Five Hotshots score in double figures led by Marqus Blakely who finishes with 23 points 13 rebounds and 4 assists

Purefoods' Marc Pingris goes to work at the post against Blackwater's Bambam Gamalinda

Talk ’N Text flips switch late to keep Blackwater winless

Feb 01, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Import Richard Howell who struggled in his first game found his rhythm again and led his team with 29 points and 21 rebounds

STRUGGLE NO MORE. 2014 Commissioner's Cup Best Import Richard Howell overcomes his slump right away to lead Talk 'N Text to a victory over Blackwater and a 2-0 start. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Marcus Douthit to replace injured Charles as Blackwater import

Jan 31, 2015 - 12:20 PM

The Gilas Pilipinas veteran will play in the PBA for the first time since 2012 to replace Blackwater s import who is down with a left hamstring injury

KUYA MARCUS. Marcus Douthit (R) will test himself against the PBA's best imports when he joins the Blackwater Elite. Photo by Liu Jin/AFP

#GilasIssues: Part 3 – Opening Up Philippine basketball

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:36 PM

In this installment of GilasIssues Enzo Flojo discusses the role of imports Fil foreigners and international tournaments on improving Philippine basketball

Gilas Pilipinas' victory over Senegal at the FIBA World Cup served as the team's highlight in Spain. File photo from

Pingris assures all is fine between Chot, Douthit

Oct 10, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Pingris says that the relationship between Reyes and Douthit was prior to Gilas’ loss to Korea but the head coach still felt it was the right thing to bench his starting center to make an example

ALL IS GOOD. Marcus Douthit and Chot Reyes have ironed out their differences, says Marc Pingris. Reyes file photo by Rappler, Marcus Douthit file photo by Liu Jin/AFP

PBA legend Ramon Fernandez blasts Chot Reyes for own goal, self-promotion

Oct 04, 2014 - 2:59 PM

El Presidente claims that Gilas coach Chot Reyes ruined what past generations had accomplished by shooting into their own basket while criticizing other practices

'El Presidente' looks out into the crowd on stage at the Gabi ng Pagpupugay event in June. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

China defeats Gilas in Asian Games battle for sixth

Sep 29, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Gilas Pilipinas suffered its fourth loss in five games falling to China as it now looks to beat Mongolia for seventh place in the Asian Games basketball tournament

Gilas Pilipinas will now look to win the game for seventh place. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas-Kazakhstan and why the FIBA quotient is hurting basketball

Sep 28, 2014 - 9:53 PM

In most games intentionally scoring in your own goal and air balling free throws would seem weird In this game it was absolutely essential

Gilas coach Chot Reyes holds his face in his palm as he realizes what his team must do to have a chance at advancing. Screen shot from YouTube

Chot Reyes’ fate rests in management’s hands as Cone lends support

Sep 28, 2014 - 9:01 PM

“If they still want me and still ask me to be the coach I will continue to make that commitment said Reyes as Tim Cone calls him the right guy for the job

Head coach Chot Reyes says he'll continue to coach Gilas Pilipinas if team management wants him to. Photo from

Gilas defeats Kazakhstan but drops out of contention

Sep 28, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will not advance to the Asian Games semis after failing to win by at least 11 points for a superior quotient

File photos from AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan

Sep 28, 2014 - 1:36 PM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan Asian Games quarterfinal match

Marcus Douthit will play in critical Kazakhstan game

Sep 28, 2014 - 1:12 PM

Naturalized center Marcus Douthit will play against Kazakhstan after being benched by Gilas coach Chot Reyes against South Korea

BACK IN ACTION. Marcus Douthit will play against Kazakhstan after being benched vs South Korea by Chot Reyes. File photo by Josh Albelda

Philippines row rumbles as fans defend Douthit

Sep 27, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Fans jump to Marcus Douthit s defense after the big man was benched in Gilas Pilipinas game vs South Korea

Marcus Douthit bore the brunt of the criticism after Gilas' surprise defeat to Qatar. File photo by Nuki Sabio

Chot Reyes takes blame for disappointing Asian Games stint

Sep 27, 2014 - 3:57 PM

“The entire responsibility falls on my shoulders I want to apologize to our people ” Chot Reyes told the media after Gilas loss to South Korea

Chot Reyes shouldered the blame for Gilas Pilipinas' shortcomings at the Asiad. File photo by Rappler

Marcus Douthit deserves better than this

Sep 27, 2014 - 2:38 AM

He can’t be Kuya Marcus when we win and not a true Filipino when we lose

File photo by Josh Albelda

Chot Reyes blasts Marcus Douthit, claims he 'quit' on Gilas

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas coach took Marcus Douthit to task after their shocking defeat to Qatar claiming he quit on the team and inviting him to go home

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar

Sep 26, 2014 - 1:54 AM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar Asian Games quarterfinal match

Gilas takes a step back with Iran loss

Sep 25, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Gilas didn t live up to their post FIBA World Cup expectations in a heartbreaking loss to Iran

LA Tenorio of Gilas dribbles past Mahdi Kamrani of Iran. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Gilas Pilipinas falls to mighty Iran in Asian Games

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:15 PM

Gilas led by as many as 7 in the fourth before Iran streaked to win their fourth straight over the Philippines in this nonbearing Asian Games match

DENIED. Iran downs Gilas for the fourth straight time. File photo by Nuki Sabio

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran

Sep 25, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran 2014 Asian Games match

Iran blows out India as Gilas advances at Asiad

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Iran once again showed itself to be one of the most dominant basketball teams in Asia blowing out India ahead of their showdown with Gilas Pilipinas

Samad Nikkhah Bahrami and Iran sent a message to opposing teams with their blowout of India. File photo from

Gilas Pilipinas trumps India to kick off Asian Games campaign

Sep 23, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Gilas started the game on a 16 0 run and never looked back as they cruised to a victory over India

Jeff Chan's hot shooting helped Gilas defeat India. File photo by Mark Cristino

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs India

Sep 23, 2014 - 4:00 AM

Rappler s live blog of the Asiad match between Gilas Pilipinas and India

Gilas Pilipinas set for India showdown at Asian Games

Sep 22, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will make its 2014 Asian Games debut against India after the Indian squad advanced from the qualifying round with a 2 1 record

Paul Lee of Gilas Pilipinas goes to the rim against Indian center Rikin Shantilal Pethani during the FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from FIBA Asia

China's new basketball 'Great Wall' looks to impose at Asian Games

Sep 22, 2014 - 4:22 PM

A new look China frontline will look to win its 8th basketball gold in the last 10 Asian Games but Gilas Pilipinas South Korea and Iran remain dangerous contenders

Wang Zhelin (C) will team up with fellow seven-footer Zhou Qi to create a new ‘Great Wall of China’ at the Asian Games. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

No objections to Gilas player Douthit at Asian Games

Sep 19, 2014 - 5:13 PM

No questions were asked Marcus Douthit will suit up for Gilas Pilipinas at the Asian Games in the absence of Andray Blatche

Photo by Liu Lin/AFP

Previewing the Asian Games basketball qualifiers

Sep 19, 2014 - 5:10 PM

With all of the controversy over ineligible players in the past the Games must go on

Guo Ailun (L) of China in action against Ryota Sakurai (R) of Japan during the FIBA Asia Cup in September of 2012. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Norwood: Gilas wants to 'stay at the world class level'

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:07 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will look to capitalize on their FIBA confidence boost at the Asiad with or without a naturalized player

Gabe Norwood dunks over Argentina's Luis Scola at the FIBA World Cup. Photo from

Palace urges Filipinos to support Gilas in Asian Games

Sep 18, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Over the next two weeks let us show Team Philippines the same support as they carry our flag in the 2014 Asian Games and again showcase the ability of the Filipino people to the world

ONE MORE TIME. Gilas Captain Jimmy Alapag will suit up for the team one more time in the Asian games. File photo from