2023 FIBA World Cup

FIBA World Cup Team Profile: Philippines

Get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a team-by-team breakdown of the 32 countries in the competition.

As one of the host countries, the Philippines were able to secure their spot in the 2023 FIBA World Cup with a 2-2 record in the qualifiers for a second-place finish in their group. They hope to fare better than the 2019 World Cup when they failed to qualify for the second stage with an 0-3 record in the group stage losing to Italy and Angola.

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Coach: Chot Reyes

What to Watch

Jordan Clarkson is the name that captures the most attention on the roster and for good reason. The sharpshooter had a career season with the Jazz averaging a career-high in points (20.8 ppg) and assists (4.4 apg). While he should be the focal point for the Phillipines’ offense, also keep an eye out for Kai Sotto. The 7-foot-3 21-year-old averaged 13.3 ppg and 9.3 rpg in four qualifying games for the Philippines. Sotto played in the Summer League as a member of the Orlando Magic.

Group Play Schedule

  • Aug. 25: Philippines vs. Dominican Republic (8 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 27: Philippines vs. Angola (8 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 29: Philippines vs. Italy (8 a.m. ET)

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