Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

China’s Kyle Anderson. –Marlo Cueto/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines–Kyle Anderson is aware of China could have its work minimize out for itself when the Asian heavyweights chase their objectives within the 2023 Fiba World Cup’s classification stage.

Workforce Dragons’ 107-89 loss to Puerto Rico on Wednesday night time units up a conflict with host Gilas Pilipinas within the classification spherical of the worldwide showcase.

“It’s going to be an intense atmosphere. They’re a extremely good staff they usually’ve bought some good gamers over there and have their crowd on their aspect. It’s going to be a troublesome however enjoyable atmosphere,” he stated shortly after the loss at Good Araneta Coliseum in Quezon Metropolis.

Anderson will probably be no stranger to the Philippines’ Jordan Clarkson, whom he’s had battles with courting again to their varsity days.

“I’ve been enjoying towards him since school, so it’s at all times enjoyable to go towards him. And that’s one in every of my mates off the court docket, so it’ll be enjoyable to compete,” stated Anderson, who suited up for the UCLA Bruins.

Clarkson performed for the College of Missouri Tigers.

Workforce Dragon and Anderson—who additionally goes by the Chinese language title Kaier Li—will battle Angola first this Thursday earlier than taking up Gilas. And it’s by way of thatcontest that they hope to shine any cracks of their recreation in preparation for Saturday.

“I believe we simply have to have a look at how we will get higher with this recreation and attempt to go on the market and play onerous the following recreation and determine it out. We want a while to arrange,” he stated.

“We’re not quitters. We’re gonna preserve combating, I don’t suppose anybody on this staff has any stop in them so we’re gonna preserve going.”

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