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Gilas Pilipinas 14-Man Roster For 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers vs Australia Revealed

by | Posted on: February 20th, 2018 | No Comments | Sports

Head coach of Gilas Pilipinas basketball squad Chot Reyes has announced the players he selected to fly to Australia and meet the Boomers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

After several dramas took place, at last the multi-awarded bench tactician has finalized his players as well as his strategy on how to make an upset against the mighty Australian Boomers.

Similar to their campaign during the first window of the Asian Qualifiers, familiar faces like Terrence Romeo, Raymond Almazan, Troy Rosario and Christian Standhardinger won’t be on Gilas bench.

Romeo still nursing an injury, Almazan got axed from the lineup due to no show during the first three once-a-week practices, Rosario still not cleared to play after a bad fall during his PBA games while Standhardinger still committed to play in his team in ABL.

Similar to Almazan, Calvin Abueva was also removed earlier from the lineup for the same reason but later got recalled.

“Inspite of the fact that alam ni Calvin na hindi siya makakasama sa second window, panay pa rin ang punta niya sa practice. Wala kang maririnig sa kanya. He came and he was very committed,” he said of the Alaska guard.

Gilas Pilipinas 14-Man Roster For 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers vs Australia Revealed

Andray Blatche is also back in the Gilas roster and this time around he’s sporting a much leaner physique. Every Pinoy basketball fans are hoping that he will bring success to the squad.

Gilas Pilipinas versus the Australian Boomers will be a classic David-vs-Goliath showdown. Coach Chot Reyes wanted to counter with speed against the tall and mighty opponent.

Gilas Pilipinas 12-man Roster for 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers - Second Window
No.NamePBA Team
1Jayson Castro WilliamTalk 'N Text KaTropa Texters
2Kiefer RavenaNLEX Road Warriors
3Kevin AlasNLEX Road Warriors
4Jio JalalonMagnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok
5RR PogoyTalk 'N Text KaTropa Texters
6Matthew WrightPhoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters
7Allein MaliksiBlackwater Elite
8Gabe NorwoodRain or Shine Elasto Painters
9Calvin AbuevaAlaska Aces
10Japeth AguilarBarangay Ginebra San Miguel
11Abu TratterNA
12June Mar FajardoSan Miguel Beermen
13Andray BlatcheNA
14Carl Bryan CruzAlaska Aces

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