June Mar, Castro lead Gilas in first closed-door practice for Asian Qualifiers

June Mar, Castro lead Gilas in first closed-door practice
Four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel led Gilas in practice followed by TNT's Jayson Castro.

The usual suspects are present as Smart-Gilas Pilipinas starts its preparations for the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

13 players were present at the Meralco Gym Friday for the Philippines' first closed-door practice, exactly three weeks before the team takes on Japan to open Group B play.

Four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel led Gilas in practice followed by TNT's Jayson Castro.

Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jio Jalalon, Raymond Almazan, Mac Belo, Allein Maliksi, Matthew Wright, and Japeth Aguilar are the others in attendance.

Gilas Pilipinas has less than a month to prepare for the first window of the Asian Qualifiers. The Philippine team will travel to Tokyo to take on Japan on November 24.

Three days later, Gilas will host Chinese Taipei at the Araneta Coliseum.

 


---

Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8

Latest News