Ricci reduced to being an observer for first Gilas practice of 2018

Paul Lintag on Jan 08, 2018 10:26 PM
Ricci reduced to being an observer for first Gilas practice
Since he wasn't suiting up, the high-flying combo guard instead met with top officials and the rest of the Gilas coaching staff.

Despite not being part of the preliminary Gilas Pilipinas pool for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, La Salle star Ricci Rivero still attended the first practice of 2018 of the national team Monday at the Meralco Gym.

Rivero, who was excluded in the original #23for23 because La Salle asked head coach Chot Reyes to hold off for the moment, was a keen observer in practice.

And since he wasn't suiting up, the high-flying combo guard instead met with top officials and the rest of the Gilas coaching staff.

With the second window of the Asian Qualifiers coming up, Gilas officially opened camp following the holiday break.

Aside from the main team that saw action in the opening window back in February, a handful of the #23for23 pool members were also present in practice.

[Related: BACK TO WORK: Gilas opens first practice for 2018]

For now, Gilas Pilipinas will meet once a week every Monday in preparation for a road game against Australia and a home outing vs. Japan next month.

 


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