Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

Gilas Pilipinas last roster for the Fiba World Cup, apart from Chris Newsome who was the final participant to get minimize. –FIBA PHOTO

Jordan Clarkson and a ferocious frontline that options Kai Sotto, AJ Edu, Japeth Aguilar, and June Mar Fajardo banner the Gilas Pilipinas roster for the Fiba World Cup.

Becoming a member of the 5 are program cornerstone Dwight Ramos, PBA Most Beneficial Participant Scottie Thompson, and one other Ginebra standout Jamie Malonzo.

Additionally making the ultimate 12 are CJ Perez, Kiefer Ravena, and Roger Pogoy, who additionally noticed motion within the earlier version of the quadrennial meet held in China.

Rounding out the forged is high-leaping swingman and fan favourite Rhenz Abando.

Inquirer Sports activities obtained the ultimate roster listing on Wednesday forward of the official announcement.

Fajardo and Aguilar had been members of the Gilas crew despatched to Seville, Spain, in 2014. Additionally they noticed motion within the Foshan showcase in 2019.

Aguilar has been named captain of the Philippine squad that may attempt to tab the lone Asian ticket to the Summer time Olympic Video games set in Paris, France, subsequent yr.


Gilas Pilipinas’ Chris Newsome within the SEA Video games 2023. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ariya Kurniawan

Two-way guard Chris Newsome was the Gilas mind belief’s last minimize. He was nonetheless included in Fiba’s conventional pre-tournament photoshoot which was held at Rizal Memorial late Tuesday evening.

“Match,” nationwide coach Chot Reyes stated when requested in regards to the foremost qualification for the ultimate roster. “Match with the way in which we need to play and match with one another’s kinds of play.”

“Greater than something, it’s [going to be] the gamers who we really feel would give us one of the best likelihood to tug off a victory,” he added throughout a particular media availability for the native media additionally Tuesday evening.

Different cuts had been Ray Parks Jr., Calvin Oftana, and Ravena’s youthful brother Thirdy who was additionally dubbed as a program pillar by Reyes throughout his return to the Gilas saddle.

Tim Cone, Jong Uichico, and Reyes’ son Josh comprise the Gilas Pilipinas teaching employees.

World No. 41 Philippines will open its marketing campaign in opposition to the No. 23 Dominican Republic this Friday. The Nationals then battle No. 41 Angola on Sunday earlier than wrapping up its group part in opposition to No. 10 Italy.

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