Coach Yeng Guiao just officially announced his 12-man roster that will play against team Qatar in a closed-game match scheduled in the Smart Araneta Coliseum tomorrow.
A minor tweak in the lineup of Gilas Pilipinas as they prepared for their second game in just four days as the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers second round – 1st window continues.
Christian Standhardinger will be replaced by Stanley Pringle as the team is looking for a much high octane style of game. Standhardinger led the team against team Iran last Thursday with 30 points along with his 12 rebounds. The Fil-German is the only Gilas player who tallied with double-figures in scoring.
“The inclusion of Stanley Pringle will add stability in our guard rotation as we want to take advantage of our quickness against the guards of Qatar,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio in a statement related through Special Assistant to the President Ryan Gregorio.
Japeth Aguilar will be also coming back after spending one game suspension due to his involvement in last July brawl incident against the visiting Australian Boomers. Aguilar will replace Raymond Almazan in the lineup.
Almazan was sent to the free-throw line several times in the last quarter or during team Pilipinas trying to catch up. However, he only converted 50% of his freebies and finished the game with only five points.
Just like with Aguilar’s case, Matthew Wright will also return to the national team roster and will be replacing Allein Maliksi.
“Japeth’s quickness, perimeter scoring, as well as his above the rim athleticism, combined with his vast experience in the international brand of play will surely be an added boost in our battle against Qatar. Matthew Wright is a knock-down shooter from the three-point area. We struggled mightily against Iran because we couldn’t shoot from the outside, with him on-board, hopefully, that problem will be addressed.”
Gilas 12 vs Qatar:
L A B A N P I L I P I N A S ! ! !
— Magoo Marjon (@magoomarjon) September 16, 2018
|1||Stanley Pringle||NorthPort Batang Pier|
|2||Scottie Thompson||Barangay Ginebra San Miguel|
|3||Ian Sangalang||Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok|
|4||Alex Cabagnot||San Miguel Beermen|
|5||Marcio Lassiter||San Miguel Beermen|
|6||Paul Lee||Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok|
|7||Gabe Norwood||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|8||Japeth Aguilar||Barangay Ginebra San Miguel|
|9||Beau Belga||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|10||Asi Taulava||NLEX Road Warriors|
|11||JP Erram||Blackwater Elite|
|12||Matthew Wright||Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters|