Isaiah Austin "ready to go to work" for Team Pilipinas

Isaiah Austin
The 23-year-old, 7'1" center arrived in Manila Tuesday night as he will reinforce Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA-Asia Champions Cup slated later this month in China. (AP)

Regardless if the plan for naturalization pushes through or not, former Baylor star Isaiah Austin is ready to go for Gilas Pilipinas.

The 23-year-old, 7'1" center arrived in Manila Tuesday night as he will reinforce Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA-Asia Champions Cup slated later this month in China.

Austin, who was a honorary pick by the NBA during the 2014 Draft after he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, is thankful for the love and support he already received from Filipino fans.

And from the looks of it, he seems determined to repay that love and support by powering the Philippine team in the 10-club tournament in Chenzhou.

After his NBA dream didn't exactly pan out, Austin has played pro ball in Serbia and China following his clearance from the rare genetic disorder.

Austin will join Bright Akhuetie, Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng, and others for the Champions Cup.

Chooks-to-go Pilipinas will open the Champions Cup on Sept. 22 against BC Astana of Kazakhstan.

 

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