Fil-American Dwight Ramos Skips Batang Gilas

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According to Fox Sports Asia, Fil-Am sensation Dwight Ramos skips Batang Gilas for now.

Dwight Ramos has flown pretty much under the radar for mainstream Filipino basketball fans, but those closely following the developments of the Batang Gilas program have known about the 17-year old, 6’5, California-born cager for quite some time now.

Just ask Batang Gilas coach Michael Oliver, who was expecting Ramos to be in the Philippines in time for the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship in Iran this July.“Hinihintay natin yung Dwight Ramos from the US,” coach Oliver said in an interview before the team left for the 2016 SEABA U18 Championship in Medan Indonesia last month. “Tapos si Kemark Cariño of Ateneo sana will be available in that time, and we’re asking for NU na eventually palaruin si JV Gallego sa FIBA Asia.”If coach Oliver is able to get all three of those players, Batang Gilas’s size and stock will surely get a needed boost as they tackle bigger and stronger foes at the continental level. Cariño, a 6’8 Pangasinense slotman who toiled in Ateneo’s Team Glory Be last year, and Gallego, the highly-recruited wingman from Chiang Kai Shek High School who spent much of last year training in the US, can certainly give Batang Gilas a lot more depth and versatility.Ramos, however, is on a whole different level. He just finished his high school eligibility at Walnut High School, where he was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder. He averaged 28.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 1.6 blocks, 2.9 assists, and 2.0 triples per game. Let’s just say the kid is a do-it-all, can’t-miss prospect, which is why coach Dedrique Taylor of Cal. State-Fullerton wasted no time making sure the Titans got to Ramos, and fast!“We are very excited about Dwight,” Taylor said in an interview with Cal. State-Fullerton Athletics. “He has good size and a very good feel for the game. He will have an immediate impact both on and off the floor for our program.”…

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