Chooks-to-Go opens Champions Cup against BC Astana

Paul Lintag on Sep 21, 2017 04:34 PM
Chooks-to-Go opens Champions Cup against BC Astana
The Philippine team, reinforced by former Baylor star Isaiah Austin, takes on BC Astana to start Group A play at the Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.

Wildcard Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas will open the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Friday against Kazakhstan.

The Philippine team, reinforced by former Baylor star Isaiah Austin, takes on BC Astana to start Group A play at the Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.

Tip off will be at 9:45 p.m. (PHL time).

Chooks-to-Go had to step up in the premier Asian club tournament after Japan's representative had to withdraw citing conflict in schedule.

Gilas Pilipinas' main backer then hastily assembled a team featuring Austin and top cadet Kiefer Ravena. Jeron Teng, Almond Vosotros, Carl Bryan Cruz, LA Revilla, Norbert Torres, Raymar Jose, Jett Manuel, Jeric Teng, Alfrancis Tamsi complete the team.

Rod Ebondo is Chooks-to-Go's other reinforcement although according to the latest developments per head coach Chot Reyes, the CEU standout is yet to secure his visa. Gab Banal and Andre Paras are the reserves.

 

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