Troy Rosario one of the pillars of Gilas Pilipinas and perhaps the most promising player of Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters along with another newcomer Almond Vostros are tasked to captain the Gilas cadets squad that will be in competition with the very best in Southeast Asia in the long awaited 2016 SEABA Cup that will be played in Bangkok, Thailand next May 22 to 26, 2016.
Troy Rosario have already been training with the Senior’s group of the Gilas Pilipinas squad that also works on for an even bigger competition, the last Olympic qualifier for Rio (Brazil) Olympics, the qualifer games will be hosted by the Philippines for a slot out of the three remaining slots which were played by a few of the world’s most notable basketball organization.
Based on Gilas assistant coach Nash Racela, the admittance of PBA rookies Almond Vosotros as well as Troy Rosario are certain to provide the amateur team the experience it requires in the regional event dominated by the Filipinos within the last few decades.
La Salle’s Almond Vosotros and former National University Bulldogs main-man Troy Rosario were members of 2015 SEA Games squad which earned the gold in Singapore. Apart from Rosario and Vosotros also signing up for them in this come back tour of responsibility for the national team are SEA Games teammates Mac Belo, Kevin Ferrer, and Jiovani Jalalon.
Far Easterm University stalwarts Mike Tolomia, Roger Pogoy, Raymar Jose, Russel Escoto, as well as Ken Holmqvist will also be included in the team, along with Ateneo sharpshooter Von Pessumal and Chiang Kai Shek forward Jonas Tibayan. Among the most well known members of the Gilas squad who were missing in the present group are Kiefer Ravena and Bobby Ray Parks.