Powcast Gilas Pilipinas Player Card: Jason Castro

Jason Castro

Career Highlights and Awards:

2004-2006 NCAA Mythical 5 Selection

2006-07 PBL Mythical 5 Selection

2006-07 PBL Most Valuable Player

2006-2007 PBL Showcase Skills Challenge Champion

2007-08 PBL Mythical 5 Selection

2007-2008 PBL Unity Cup Most Valuable Player

2007-08 PBL Silver Cup Most Valuable Player

2008 Brunei Cup Most Valuable Player

2008 Malaysia Basketball League Most Valuable Player playing for the Singapore Slingers

2009 Sports Digest PSA Fetes Nation’s Brightest Stars Awardee

2009 PBA Mr. Quality Player of the Year

2010-2011 Philippine Cup Finals MVP

2010-2011 Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP

2010-2011 Mythical Second Team Selection

2010-2011 PBA Most Improved Player

2012-2013 Philippine Cup  Best Player of the Conference

2013 FIBA Asia Championship Mythical All-Star Selection – Best Point Guard in Asia

2012-2013 PBA First Mythical Team

2014 Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference

2015 Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference

2015 William Jones Cup Mythical Five

2015 FIBA Asia Championship Mythical All-Star Selection

Jason Castro Gilas Pilipinas


DonDon Hontiveros Saves the day for Pinas 18 points 6/9 3 points

When the going gets tough, we relied to the Cebuano Hotshot Don Don Hontiveros to help us win against Japan in the Semi-fnals war between Japan and Philippines.
Hontiveros scored 18 points 6-9 all by 3 pointers and he delivered when it mattered the most, He was able to make the 3 point basket that gave us the cushion and pump the score up to 77-68 with 1:20 seconds remaining. Japan then called time out and from then on it was just an exchange of basket to the last second Gilas Pilipinas won over Japan 81-70.
Japan was headed by Heijima with 28 monster points and Takeuchi howled 16 rebounds but it was just them who made the fight closer. Blatche gave us another double double leading the team with points and rebounds with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Castro delivered crucial baskets as well for us to keep the lead with 20 pts and dished out 7 assists and followed up by the stellar shooting of Hontiveros who for me is the best player if this game.
Gilas will go up against China winner will qualify to 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Written by:
Aldrin C.
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