FIBA: Blatche, Clarkson, and Kiefer lead Gilas pool for World Cup

Paul Lintag on Jul 15, 2019 10:18 PM
FIBA: Blatche, Clarkson, and Kiefer lead Gilas pool
With Andray Blatche already in town, head coach Yeng Guiao has followed up on his promise last week to reveal the national team pool for the World Championships in China.

Gilas Pilipinas is almost ready to rock for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

With Andray Blatche already in town, head coach Yeng Guiao has followed up on his promise last week to reveal the national team pool for the World Championships in China.

Naturally, Blatche is included but curiously enough, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson is in there too. Stanley Pringle is also in there as well as Christian Standhardinger.

Only one of Blatche, Pringle, and Standhardinger will make the lineup. The case of Clarkson is still tricky as he’s still considered na naturalized player. Of course, Gilas wants him to count as a local so he can pair with Blatche for a dream national team tandem.

Also in the Gilas pool released by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas are Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Mark Barroca, Beau Belga, Robert Bolick, Poy Erram, June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, CJ Perez, RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Matthew Wright, and the returning Kiefer Ravena.

The pool will be cut down to 12 for the FIBA World Cup where Gilas will take on Serbia, Italy, and Angola in group play.

 

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