Standhardinger, Norwood, Rivero react to Asian Games inclusion

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 05, 2018 07:53 PM
Standhardinger, Gabe, Ricci react to Asian Games inclusion
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.

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 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.

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