The 12-man lineup of Gilas Pilipinas that will face team Qatar in 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers – Sixth Window is finally revealed.
Here is the complete list of Gilas Pilipinas roster vs Qatar:
|1||Andray Blatche||Forward / Center||None|
|2||June Mar Fajardo||Center||San Miguel Beermen|
|3||Troy Rosario||Forward||Talk 'N Text KaTropa|
|4||Jayson Castro William||Guard||Talk 'N Text KaTropa|
|5||Paul Dalistan Lee||Guard||Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok|
|6||Marcio Lassiter||Guard||San Miguel Beermen|
|7||Gabe Norwood||Guard / Forward||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|8||Scottie Thompson||Guard||Barangay Ginebra San Miguel|
|9||Poy Erram||Forward / Center||NLEX Road Warriors|
|10||Mark Barroca||Guard||Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok|
|11||Japeth Aguilar||Forward||Barangay Ginebra San Miguel|
Gilas Pilipinas will resume its bid to gain a ticket for this year’s FIBA big event scheduled to be played in China.
After losing back-to-back games at home, the Philippine squad needs to sweep its remaining two games to strenghten their chance to qualify in the next round.
Their first assignment is against the team Qatar and this will be played in Doha on February 22 at 12:00 AM (PHI time).
To boost their chances, coach Yeng Guiao was looking for a player who can demand a double-team.
That player is none other than the naturalized player of the Philippines, Andray Blatche.
Gilas will also feature one of its original recruits, Andy Mark Barroca will be back in the international scene.
Also, one of the new faces in the group is Ateneo Blue Eagles Thirdy Ravena. His older brother Kiefer Ravena was also part of the squad in the early stages of the competition but got suspended due to an illegal substance found in his urine.
Thirdy Ravena makes Gilas 12 lineup vs Qatar in place of Raymond Almazan! pic.twitter.com/KQjxcsDygf
— Quinito Henson (@TheDeanQuinito) February 19, 2019