Jordan Clarkson to Gilas for Asian Games?

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 24, 2018 04:55 PM
Jordan Clarkson to Gilas for Asian Games?
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Maybe this time, Jordan Clarkson to Gilas Pilipinas actually happens.

The Fil-Am guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers may finally suit up for the Philippine nation team as the Philippine Olympic Committee confirmed that Clarkson is in the 18-man lineup submitted to tournament organizers for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In a report by Rappler Tuesday, POC President Ricky Vargas says that Clarkson's name is indeed in the new Gilas pool for the Asiad.

"Si Clarkson, nandoon sa listahan. That's true. We're interested in inviting Jordan," Vargas said via Rappler.

Joining Clarkson in the Philippine pool is the core of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. TNT was supposed to banner the Philippine team in the Asian games but the KaTropa's core has been decimated by FIBA suspensions following the unfortunate Gilas-Boomers brawl earlier this month.

The 2018 Asian Games will run from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in Indonesia.

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