Gilas Youth finish 6th in U18 Asian Championship
Published on August 28, 2022

Gilas Pilipinas Youth finished in sixth place in the FIBA U18 Asian Championship following an 89-72 loss to Iran Sunday at the Azadi Basketball Hall in Tehran.

Mason Amos capped off his stellar showing in the tournament with a 22-point, five-rebound outing to lead the Philippines. The multifaceted big man also drilled six 3-pointers against the host country. 

EJ Abadam was right behind with 18 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals, while point guard Jared Bahay tallied four points, eight dimes, and eight steals.

For Iran, Mohammed Amini had an all-around game of 19 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. Matyar Ahmadpour also played well with 19 points and five steals.