LOOK: Jordan Clarkson hyped to join Gilas in Asian Games
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 15, 2018 08:27 AM
(Photo courtesy of Jordan Clarkson's Facebook page)
It seems that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson is very much ready to join the 'Gilastopainters' squad for the Asian Games campaign slated to start Thursday.
Clarkson posted on his Facebook page a very simple message that brings hope and excitement for the Filipino basketball fan.
"PUSO! My heart is full of gratitude for everyone who helped make this happen. See you all very soon!" he said on the post.
While as of posting time, Clarkson is on his way to boarding a flight to Jakarta for the Games, just in case he can't make it for the opening game against Kazakhstan, Philippines head coach Yeng Guiao says the team is ready to go through with the 11 in the lineup, according to a tweet by ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo.
Word from LA is @JordanClarksons getting set for the long flight to Jakarta to join Gilas .Coach Guiao assures in case JC doesnt make it in time for game vs Kazak 10 am Thurs, ‘we are prepared to play kazak with or without him. We will just have to hold the fort til he comes.’— DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 14, 2018
This is a new development after Philippine chef de mission Richard Gomez confirmed to DZMM's Gerry Baja that the NBA allowed the recent NBA Finalist after discovering that two Chinese players on NBA rosters will be fielded in the quadriennial affair.
JUST IN. Jordan Clarkson, pinayagan na ng NBA na makalaro sa Asian Games, ayon kay Philippine Delegation to Asian Games Richard Gomez. pic.twitter.com/ayparBkfli— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) August 14, 2018