FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers: Alex Cabagnot ready to go for Gilas practice

Philip Matel on Sep 01, 2018 10:18 PM
FIBA WCQ: Alex Cabagnot ready to go for Gilas practice
With no issues regarding his FIBA eligibility, it's a go for the sharpshooter.

At 35 years old, Alex Cabagnot is being called to the national team for the very first time. 

Even so, the San Miguel sniper lit up like a young professional as he got the call from Commissioner Willie Marcial, officially including him in the pool that will be considered for the Philippine national men's basketball team that will play in the second window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Sept. 13 in Iran, and on the 17th here at home against Qatar.

Even though he did not get a call from coach Yeng Guiao or the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, Cabagnot is ready and very primed to go to practice on Monday.

"Of course I'm going to practice. I'm so excited. I wish it were Monday already,"  Cabagnot, who had an all-around game of 23 points, six boards and nine asssists in their 125-112 win against Guiao's NLEX Road Warriors.

Cabagnot also thanked Guiao for considering him to be in the pool, and was speechless when he heard the official word.

"I'm excited and humbled at the same time. Just to have opportunity to be in the pool and serve my country and to help it any way possible."

With no issues regarding his FIBA eligibility, it's a go for the sharpshooter. 

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