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Smart Gilas
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Latest news on smart gilas and our naturalization candidate.

Marcus Eugene Douthit. Zeus, any chance you've seen this guy play? is he any good?

article below from malaya.com.ph.....

Quote:Gilas officials hoping Douthit could be ‘it’

By Trina Ibarle-Orquiza

SMART Gilas Pilipinas, fresh from a seventh-place finish in the recent Asia Champions Cup in Doha, Qatar, is bringing in American Marcus Eugene Douthit, a contemporary of current NBA stars Dwight Howard and Andrei Iguodala, as the team continues its search for a foreign player who can be naturalized and give the squad more sting at the paint.

Coach Rajko Toroman, the Serbian coach of the team, suggested bringing in the 6-foot-11 Douthit, 30, to try out for the squad, a development welcomed by team manager Frankie Lim.

Douthit played for 15 games for Russia last year where he averaged 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. He also played in the Euro Challenge representing a Russian team last year and averaged 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds.

"We’ll see what he can do. What we can do is hope that he is the one we’re looking for," said Lim.

Serbian Milan Vucicevic reinforced Gilas in the Doha tournament but failed to impress team officials.

Douthit, who plays the power forward and center positions, arrives today to join Gilas, with team officials hoping their long search for a player who can be naturalized would finally come to an end.

"(In) one game in Moscow, he gets 16 points and 10 rebounds, we’ll try him out definitely," said Toroman.

A native of Syracuse, New York, Douthit ranked second all-time with 295 blocks while playing with Providence College in Rhode Island. In his senior year, he finished third in the Big East and seventh in the US with an average of 3.2 blocked shots per game.

Douthit was picked 56th overall in the second round by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA draft.

Aside from Howard and Iguodala, his other contemporaries are Jameer Nelson of Orlando, Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks, Ben Gordon of the Detroit Pistons, Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls, and Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Douthit would most probably join Gilas in a pocket tournament organized by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas starting on June 24 featuring teams from Jordan, China and the pro league.
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