MANILA, Philippines—Now wholesome and able to plunge again into Gilas Pilipinas obligation, Chris Newsome’s face lit up when requested concerning the restart of the nationwide workforce’s weekly practices and the prospect of once more donning the nation’s colours.
“All the time an honor, particularly everytime you’re speaking about enjoying one of the best the nation has to supply” he informed reporters on Sunday night time, shortly after Meralco’s 105-87 win over Rain or Shine at PhilSports Area in Pasig Metropolis.
Newsome wore a good greater smile when he realized that he’ll now have an opportunity to play alongside Justin Brownlee, who lately gained Filipino citizenship through naturalization.
“All the time good to be teammates with somebody who’s completed a lot,” the dynamic guard stated.
“Taking part in with him—not towards him,” he went on.
Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra have lengthy been Meralco and Newsome’s supply of torment within the Governors’ Cup. The group darlings, in reality, have denied the Bolts 4 instances within the PBA Finals.
So naturally, the change in setup thrills Newsome.
“JB is in that lineup now, so I’m excited to swimsuit up with him, apply with him, be taught as a lot as I can from him,” he stated of the 6-time PBA champion who’s shaping up as a lock for Gilas’ naturalized slot for the sixth and closing window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers this February.
“He has quite a lot of expertise and he’s top-of-the-line imports that I’ve performed towards. I’m simply gonna be a sponge and attempt to take up as a lot data and information from JB that I can,” Newsome added.
Newsome was a member of the Nationwide 5 that featured Jordan Clarkson and defended dwelling turf throughout the fifth window final September.
His aspirations might turn into a actuality ought to he make the ultimate roster that may tackle Lebanon and Jordan.
“At any time when we’re on the court docket, you’re all the time gonna compete. However everytime you’re teammates, you’re wanting ahead to that much more,” he stated of teaming up with the beloved Ginebra import.
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