first_imgMOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “In a country that loves basketball so much, just knowing the type of passion all these guys have, everyone’s going to ask, who will be the next RDO? Who will be the next (Marc) Pingris? Who will be the next LA (Tenorio)? The list goes on and I’m excited.”Known as one of the country’s fiercest on-ball defenders, Norwood is tasked to do more than what his job was when he last donned the national colors after being named as the team’s captain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut he is more than up for the task to lead a young squad in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.“I felt that I was always vocal. It used to be Jimmy for us, then I tried to be that guy a little bit more. I took it upon myself if they needed someone to speak if we needed to,” he said. Norwood is also ecstatic to hit the floor with this new batch of youthful Gilas players.“We have a lot of talent. I’ve been watching a lot of college basketball for awhile, both the UAAP and the NCAA, and these are guys I’ve followed since I’ve been here. Beyond the court, seeing their instinct is impressive, it’s a good sign for the future,” he said.But overall, Norwood is just honored to have another opportunity to represent the country in what could be his final dance with the Philippine national team.“It was fun to get back into the system and meet the guys, new faces and some old faces, the coaching staff, and even the utility,” he said. “It’s good to have the flag back on my chest.”ADVERTISEMENT Gabe Norwood. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGabe Norwood couldn’t help but smile as he made his return to Gilas Pilipinas, this time as the team’s eldest statesman.“(Assistant coach) Jimmy (Alapag) even asked me if was the oldest one and I said, ‘Yeah, I guess I am.’ You know it’s weird, but it’s exciting,” said the 32-year-old swingman on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘Very low’ morale as Gilas prepares for Fiba Asia sans Blatche Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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