MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas will solely parade 11 gamers within the third window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers set on June 30 in opposition to New Zealand and in opposition to India on July 3.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Saturday bared the ultimate line-up with out naturalized heart Ange Kouame, who’s sidelined with a partial ACL tear.
Gilas mainstays Kiefer Ravena and Dwight Ramos will lead the younger squad which was coming off two pleasant video games in opposition to South Korea final week.
NCAA rookie MVP Rhenz Abando of Letran can also be set for his Fiba debut, whereas La Salle’s Kevin Quiambao can also be making his first seniors’ nationwide crew look.
Cadets RJ Abarrientos, SJ Belangel, Geo Chiu, William Navarro, Carl Tamayo, and Francis “Lebron” Lopez are additionally a part of the 11-member roster.
Dave Ildefonso, who missed the 2 exhibition video games on account of an ankle harm, additionally made the ultimate reduce.
Gilas Pilipinas, which can be coached by Nenad Vucinic at the very least for this window, takes on New Zealand on Thursday subsequent week at EventFinda Stadium in Auckland.
The nationwide crew will host India on July 3 at Mall of Asia Enviornment.
The Filipinos maintain a 1-1 file in Pool C, which is led by the Tall Blacks, who’re unbeaten in three video games, whereas the Indians are winless after three matches.
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