Standhardinger, Norwood, Rivero react to Asian Games inclusion
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 05, 2018 07:53 PM
San Miguel's Christian Standhardinger, Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood, and Gilas Cadet Ricci Rivero are savoring the opportunity to represent the Philippines.(File Photos)
National basketball squad call-ups Christian Standhardinger, Gabe Norwood, Ricci Rivero wasted no time at all in expressing their support for the Philippines' upcoming campaign in the Asian Games.
I just found out that I'm going to be part of the national team for the Asian Games. I'm honored and proud to represent the country again! 🇵🇭 I can't wait to play but let's focus on winning the Finals first #feelingpride #feelingready— Christian Standhardinger (@cstandhardinger) August 5, 2018
Back at it again 🇵🇭— Gabe Norwood (@GNorwood5) August 5, 2018
Only prayers... 🙏🏻— Ricci Rivero (@_ricciiirivero) August 5, 2018
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and the PBA have both decided Sunday afternoon to overturn their initial decision to withdraw from the regional tournament.
The 14-man lineup, comprised by Rain or Shine's core, will be reinforced by the nation's top available talents. Two will be cut before the games.
The Philippine men's national team for the 2018 Asian Games:— Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) August 5, 2018
Head coach: Yeng Guiao
Assistant coach: Caloy Garcia #PBA2018 | @abscbnsports
The Philippines finished seventh place in the last Asiad, back in 2014.
The squad will look to end the Philippines' 20-year podium drought in the continental meet.