Mason Amos makes a splash in Gilas Pilipinas seniors’ debut


Gilas Pilipinas’ younger addition Mason Amos makes good account of himself in his seniors’ debut. –FIBA BASKETBALL

MANILA, Philippines — Mason Amos made fairly an introduction in his Gilas Pilipinas debut on the seniors’ degree.

Making his debut within the Fiba World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers, the 18-year-old huge man confirmed maturity past years because the Philippines took down Lebanon, 107-96, on Friday at Philippine Area in Bocaue, Bulacan.

Amos made probably the most of his eight-minute stint as he unleashed 13 factors with an ideal 5-of-5 capturing and grabbed two rebounds, offering the spark from the bench.

The Filipino-Aussie, who will make his debut for Ateneo in UAAP Season 86, scored 11 of his 13 factors within the third quarter.

“Simply [providing the] vitality coming in off the bench. It’s one thing actually like I simply stepped up and shot the ball and yeah it felt [good],” stated Amos.

Gilas coach Chot Reyes believes the perfect is but to return for younger Amos.

“Mason is eighteen years previous. He nonetheless has loads to be taught, he nonetheless has loads to develop particularly on protection however you possibly can see his capturing prowess for an enormous man,” Reyes stated. “That’s the weapon that we really feel that we are able to use shifting ahead. I’m very completely happy about that growth.”

The 6-foot-7 huge man admitted he felt jitters enjoying in entrance of 19,829 followers, however he finally let the vitality of the gang gentle a hearth below him.

“I got here within the recreation actually nervous however I received used to it will definitely. It’s nice,” stated Amos, who performed for the nationwide youth staff within the Fiba U18 Asian Championship final 12 months.

Amos relished the expertise to characterize the nation in entrance of the house crowd.

“It’s thrilling. There’s lots of people right here. Nice neighborhood, I like the Philippines man. It’s good representing the nation,” he stated.

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