Coach Chot announces Gilas 12 vs. Japan in World Qualifier

Image capture of video via Kuwentong Gilas' Facebook Page

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes have announced on Thursday the 12-man roster that will form the Philippine basketball national team who will  battle the Japanese National team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

The 12-man Gilas lineup is composed of Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Kevin Alas, Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro, JuneMar Fajardo, Allein Maliksi, Gabe Norwood, RR Pogoy, Kiefer Ravena, Troy Rosario and Matthew Wright.

“This is just the 12-man roster for tomorrow’s game. For Taiwan, it could change,” Reyes said.

Reyes, the head coach, made the announcement on the Kuwentong Gilas page on Thursday.

Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz and Raymond Almazan were not included in the roster. Almazan is nursing an ankle sprain sustained in practice Sunday.

“I spoke to the three of them earlier. They have taken it very professionally,” Reyes said.

Gilas will play against Japan at the Komazawa Olympic Park Gymnasium in Japan on Friday, November 24,2017.