IN PHOTOS: What Batang Gilas practice looked like before SEABA

MANILA, Philippines – Ready.

The road towards the Southeast Asia Basketball Under-16 tournament was far from easy as Batang Gilas poured everything they had during trainings.

Coach Michael Oliver told Rappler that the team was having a difficult time adjusting to one another on and off the court, extra work needs to be exerted in order to achieve team chemistry.

Despite this, coach Oliver shared the Batang Gilas, with its pool of talented players, more than ready to make the country proud in this year's SEABA. They'll open their tournament up on Sunday, May 14 against Singapore at noon.

Check out how one of the Batang Gilas practices looked like below.

Batang Gilas values teamwork and is working on strengthening their camaraderie. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Batang Gilas values teamwork and is working on strengthening their camaraderie.

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler
Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler
Brothers on and off the court. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Brothers on and off the court.

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

6-foot-11 Kai Sotto prepares for his debut in SEABA. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

6-foot-11 Kai Sotto prepares for his debut in SEABA.

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

6-foot-11 Kai Sotto prepares for his debut in SEABA. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

6-foot-11 Kai Sotto prepares for his debut in SEABA.

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

– Rappler.com