Clarkson stars in Gilas Pilipinas' rout of Saudia Arabia

Published August 29, 2022, 9:00 PMJC Ansis

Utah Jazz star Jordan Clarkson helped the Philippines bounce back with a dominant home win over Saudia Arabia.

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Gilas Pilipinas Men bounced back strong after dominating Saudi Arabia, 84-46, to close out the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Arena on Monday.

Jordan Clarkson starred in the win, putting up 23 points on 8-of-13 field goals, including five 3-pointers. The Utah Jazz star also added five rebounds and six assists for the Philippines.

NBA prospect Kai Sotto added 16 points, 13 boards, and four blocks.

Clarkson, who is expected to suit up for the Philippines in the World Cup that will be hosted in Manila next year, said it was a "blessing to represent the country" and "a great experience."

Gilas now holds a 3-3 record in Group E of the FIBA World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers.