Before plunging to 2017 South East Asian games, Gilas Pilipinas will fly to Taiwan to participate in the 2017 William Jones Cup.
Coach Chot Reyes squad will attempt to win back-to-back and also defend the crown which was won by Mighty Sports last year.
The 2016 Philippines delegates took home the trophy by sweeping all of its 8-game assignments, those are USA, South Korea, India, Japan, Taiwan, Egypt and Iran.
Gilas will be reinforced by Talk ‘N Text’s backup import Mike Myers. Still fresh from their 2017 FIBA 3X3 trip, Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras will be also present in the game.
The veteran coach who once led Purefoods to a championship went to twitter to announce its roster.
Jones Cup roster: Jio, Mike T, Kief, Almond, Matt, Ed, Von, RR, Kobe, Mac, Kevin, Carl, Reymar, Fonso, Mike M, Chris #💪🇵🇭❤️
— Chot Reyes (@coachot) July 4, 2017
The team also called the service of a Fil-German basketball standout, Chris Standhardinger. The 6’7 is not only popular in Germany basketball but also knows how to dominate the game.
Back in 2016, he was the ProA’s Most Valuable Player and was also part of the BBL All-Star in 2015.
Below is the full schedule of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 William Jones Cup.
|July 15, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs Canada||3 PM||Taipei, Taiwan||CAN (90) - PHI (77)||Garrett Williamson|
|July 16, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei A||7 PM||Taipei, Taiwan||PHI (88) - ROCA (72)||Christian Standhardinger|
|July 17, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei B||3 PM||Taipei, Taiwan||PHI (93) - ROCB (82)||Matthew Wright|
|July 18, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan||1 PM||Taipei, Taiwan||PHI (100) - JPN (85)||Christian Standhardinger|
|July 19, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs South Korea||5 PM||Taipei, Taiwan||KOR (83) - PHI (72)||Lee Junghyun|
|July 20, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs Iraq||5 PM||Taipei, Taiwan||PHI (84) - IRQ (75)||Mike Myers|
|July 21, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs Lithuania||3 PM||Taipei, Taiwan||LTU(91) - PHI (80)||Eigirdas Žukauskas|
|July 22, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs India||1 PM||Taipei, Taiwan||PHI (101) - IND (70)||Matthew Wright|
|July 23, 2017||Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran||5 PM||Taipei, Taiwan|