According to the Diario AS Espana, the Spanish National Basketball Team will be playing a friendly-game match against our Gilas Pilipinas team this coming August 10, 2019 at Martín Carpena (Málaga) at 10:00 PM or 4:00AM, August 11 (PH Time). Before the FIBA World Cup 2019 China begins, they will also face USA on August 16, Dominican Republic on August 22, Argentina on August 27, and Russia on August 28.


Compared to our Gilas men preparation, the Spaniards, even though they are already a powerhouse team still have more tune-up games and preparations.

And if ever, our Gilas Pilipinas will not be able to attend the tune-up game against them, they will still face Congo on August 10. Their current 16-man pool is the following:

  • Pablo Aguilar
  • Javier Beirán
  • Victor Claver (played for Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Quino Colom
  • Ilimane Diop
  • Jaime Fernandez
  • Rudy Fernandez (played for Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets)
  • Marc Gasol (currently playing for Toronto Raptors)
  • Willy Hernangomez (currently playing for Charlotte Hornets)
  • Juan Hernangomez (currently playing for Denver Nuggets)
  • Sergio Llull (selected by Denver Nuggets 2009)
  • Pierre Oriola
  • Xavier Rabaseda
  • Pau Ribas
  • Ricky Rubio (currently playing for Phoenix Suns)
  • Joan Sastre

The ongoing 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup is the hindrance to Gilas preparations. The Finals match between TNT and SMB is a best-of-7 which is still a very long series.