Nation celebrates as Jordan Clarkson joins Gilas Pilipinas at the Asian Games

Filipino basketball fans around the world are celebrating Jordan Clarkson’s participation at the 18th Asian Games taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“I have always dreamed about representing the Philippines someday and finally that day has arrived!” said Clarkson to Heineken who spoke to the Filipino-American star soon after the announcement. “I am happy, of course, to be fulfilling my dream but I am even more honored to have the unique opportunity to represent the world-class talent of the Philippines on two global stages: the Asian Games and the NBA. This could only have been made possible with the love and support of my family, and of all my kababayans. I will continue to do my best to make my country proud and I hope to inspire young Filipinos to always follow their dreams.”

This could only have been made possible with the love and support of my family, and of all my kababayans. I will continue to do my best to make my country proud and I hope to inspire young Filipinos to always follow their dreams

In addition to Clarkson’s exciting inclusion in the Gilas, he was also conferred with the honor of serving as the flagbearer for the Philippine contingent during the opening ceremony. 

The Philippines’ love for basketball is no secret and it was also this intense passion for the game and amplified aspiration that ultimately decided for Heineken to tap Clarkson as its local ambassador. 

Ziad Moukarzel, AB Heineken Philippines marketing director, added: “We are very proud of our collaboration with Jordan. He truly embodies the brand spirit and with his inclusion in the national basketball team we are sure he will do the country and proud.”