I have 2 favorite Smart Gilas players, Mac Baracael
and Chris Tiu.
I remember Mac Baracael of FEU was shot twice at the back almost 3 years ago but only a year after the incident, he joined Smart Gilas and is now a big part of our National Basketball Team.
Chris Tiu has always been a tough and smart player in college but some said he
is too little to compete in International Tournaments, but he
has proven the critics wrong by playing hard and is now Co-Captain of Smart Gilas
along with Andy Mark Barroca.
If you watch the Smart Gilas games live, you can count how many times Tiu falls down hard and you can see how tough he
plays defense (even against opposing imports the last PBA Commissioners Cup).