3x3 star Stanley Pringle debuts on 5x5 PH Team

Danine Cruz on Aug 07, 2018 09:56 AM
Globalport's Stanley Pringle makes it to a 5x5 PH team
From half court to full court

Stanley Pringle goes two for two for representing the Philippines this 2018, first in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup last June and now in the 2018 Asian Games this August.

News came out Sunday evening that after Philippines' initial Asiad withdrawal, the SBP, with the Rain-or-Shine core plus coach Yeng Guiao's wishlist players, are taking it back and are officially still sending a team to the quadrennial sports competition.

"I just thank God for His blessings, for a great opportunity to represent the country. And, you know, as soon as they called me, it was no question. I told them, yeah, I'm down to play," Pringle shared, Monday evening after the first team practice in the Meralco Gym.

The 3x3 star braces for a new challenge now that he is representing the three stars and the sun once again, this time in a 5x5 setting. This Asiad stint will be his Philippine team debut on a 5x5 event where he is considered as a 'local,' credits to the Asian Games' more lenient rules. 

"It's a blessing. I prayed on it, and I finally got to do it with the 3-on-3, and now, as soon as they gave me the call, our manager Bonnie Tan gave me the call, and like I said, I'm happy to play, and I'm gonna give it my all, and it should be interesting, especially with this team."

The Fil-American guard from Globalport is one of the non-ROS players that received a Guiao stamp of approval for the national team.

"Coach Yeng, he's a great guy, man, and he works hard. I played with him in the All-Star, he's my coach for the All-Star, so what we're doing today, I'm already acclimated to it," said Pringle.

Pringle is expected to load and boost the team's backcourt with his playmaking and shifty set of moves. He, together with the whole team, is set to leave for Indonesia on August 14.

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