On Tuesday, Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points, dished out a team-high 9 ASSISTS (!) and got his first win with Gilas Pilipinas. The 33-point victory (113-80) came against short-handed Japan, who played with just eight players after four were sent home because of their involvement in a prostitution scandal.
On Monday, Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato and Keita Imamura were kicked out of the Asian Games after being busted in the red light district of Jakarta…in their national jerseys!
“I just feel a sense of shame,” Japan’s chef de mission Yasuhiro Yamashita told reporters. “We deeply apologize and intend to give the athletes thorough guidance from now on.”
The basketball players had dinner after leaving the Games village last Thursday, August 16, and are believed to have been solicited by a pimp to go to a hotel with women, Yamashita added.
Back to Clarkson (who has no issue finding celebs and models to date), here’s what Coach Yeng Guiao had to say about the Cavalier after the team’s bounce-back win.
“He displayed his passing skills today,” Said Guiao. “He made his teammates look good. He’s a naturally good passer. He just let his teammates play this game. He found them when they were open and that really helped us in the breakaway in the third and fourth quarter.”
The Philippines will play either Syria or Indonesia for a shot at fifth place in the Asian Games.
Jordan Taylor Clarkson vs. Japan:
1st Gilas win #AsianGames | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/A0rbRWdOPh
— Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) August 28, 2018
ICYMI: During yesterday's game vs Korea, this fan was in tears because @JordanClarksons waved at her! (via @patriciahizon)#AsianGames2018 #AsianGameson5 #LabanPilipinas pic.twitter.com/dz36TN4yWi
— ESPN5 (@Sports5PH) August 28, 2018