Blatche finally on his way to Manila?
Paul Lintag on Nov 16, 2017 03:07 PM
Posting on his Instagram page, Andray Blatche appears to be headed to Manila before the end of this week to reinforce Gilas Pilipinas.
Help is on the way for Gilas Pilipinas.
With barely a week before the Philippines starts its campaign i nthe FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, naturalized center Andray Blatche is expected to finally arrive and give the national team a boost.
Blatche was originally scheduled to arrive last November 12 per head coach Chot Reyes but it seems that the former Brooklyn Net got caught up with previous commitments with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in th Chinese Basketball Association.
However, posting on his Instagram page, Blatche appears to be headed to Manila before the end of this week.
Blatche last played for Gilas in the 2017 SEABA Championships back in May, leading the team to an impressive sweep in Manila.
He missed the FIBA Asia Cup and was replaced by Christian Standhardinger.
Gilas Pilipinas will take on Japan on the road on November 24 before hosting Taipei on November 27 to complete the first window of the first round of the Asian Qualifiers.
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