2017 SEA Games Preview: Philippines Basketball

The Philippines has traditionally dominated basketball competition in the Southeast Asian Games after winning 16 of the past 18 basketball events, but this year will count as one of the toughest given how much the competition has improved. Every...

Gilas Pilipinas announces final 12-man roster against Japan

Philippine National Team head coach Vincent 'Chot' Reyes announced the final 12-man roster for the Gilas Pilipinas squad that will play against Japan in the Asian Qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup via the Kwentong Gilas page on Facebook. Naturalized...

Yulon Luxgen upsets Satria Muda in Classification Round

Satria Muda got the rug pulled from under their feet today by the Yulon Luxgen Dinos in a close match, 88-85. The Jakarta-based team was indeed informed that they would be playing the Taiwanese team today, but most media members in the...

NLEX-SCTEX gets first win in the Merlion Cup

Filipino team NLEX-SCTEX Tollways finally managed to break into the win column at the 2017 Merlion Cup with a nip-and-tuck victory over club team Yulon Luxgen Dinos from Chinese-Taipei. The NLEX-SCTEX defense was successful in holding Yulon to just eight points...

2017 SEA Games Preview: Malaysia Basketball

Malaysia is the only team not named the Philippines to have won a gold medal during the history of SEA Games Basketball, winning in 1979 and 1989 when they played hosts. Malaysia also boasts the second best medal tally with...

Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017

NBL Asia (Malaysia) have released the schedules for the upcoming Seri Mutiara Cup tournament next week at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. Popular local powerhouse team NS Matrix will serve as the host country’s representative in the annual...

Interview with Brunei Basketball Association

We at Asean Sports had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Wira Pori, the secretary of the Brunei Basketball Association on Brunei’s upcoming participation at the SEABA Pre Qualifiers for FIBA Asia Cup 2021 AS: When was Brunei’s most...

Merlion Cup: Who exactly are the NLEX-SCTEX team?

Following the exit of ASEAN Basketball League team Alab Pilipinas, the Merlion Cup previously announced the arrival of Satria Muda Pertamina (IBL Indonesia) and another team from the Philippines, NLEX-SCTEX. Satria Muda is expected to bring the same core that went...

Singapore Slingers fail to advance to Merlion Cup final, will play for Third

The Merlion Cup hosts Singapore Slingers managed to keep it close with the Shanghai Sharks for the most part of their game, but the Chinese Basketball Association quarterfinalists were able to pull away in the final quarter. While the Slingers were...

2017 SEA Games Preview: Vietnam Basketball

The atmosphere at the HCMC National Sports Training Center has been incredibly lively for the last couple of weeks as the whole basketball arena has been filled with the sounds of balls bouncing and shoes clacking against the hardwood...