Ricci finally practices with Gilas Pilipinas

Paul Lintag on Feb 05, 2018 08:36 PM
Ricci finally practices with Gilas Pilipinas
Only an observer during the national team's first training session of the year last Jan. 8 as well as last week, Rivero was finally in a Pilipinas jersey and ready to go, a couple of days after his request to take a leave from La Salle's basketball team was made official.

After taking a leave of absence from De La Salle University, Ricci Rivero was a full participant in Gilas Pilipinas practice Monday at the Meralco Gym in Ortigas.

Only an observer during the national team's first training session of the year last Jan. 8 as well as last week, Rivero was finally in a Pilipinas jersey and ready to go, a couple of days after his request to take a leave from La Salle's basketball team was made official.

Rivero ran some sets with the national team and his official inclusion to the #23for23 pool seems to be already official at this point.

Joining Rivero in practice from the #23for23 pool were Juan Gomez De Liano, Kai Sotto, J-jay Alejandro, Arvin Tolentino, Kenneth Tuffin, Javee Mocon, Paul Desiderio, Will Gozum, and Karl Tamayo.

As for the senior squad, Jayson Castro and June Mar Fajardo led the way together with Troy Rosario, Mac Belo, Allein Maliksi, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Alas, Kiefer Ravena, Japeth Aguilar, and team captain Gabe Norwood.

RR Pogoy and Matthew Wright were in attendance but didn't paticipate in practice.

 

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