Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine National Basketball Team, is aiming to notch gold medal in the upcoming 2015 FIBA Asia Championship to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The 28th continental basketball championship in Asia will be held in Changsha, China from September 23 to October 3, 2015.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) released the final 12-man Gilas Pilipinas for the upcoming 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.
Here's the 12 Gilas Pilipinas player pool for 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.
|1.||ABUEVA, Calvin||Forward||Alaska Aces|
|2.||BLATCHE, Andray||Forward/Center||Xinjiang Flying Tigers (CBA)|
|3.||CASTRO (WILLIAM), Jayson||Guard||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|4.||DE OCAMPO, Ranidel||Forward/Center||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|5.||GANUELAS-ROSSER, Matt||Guard/Forward||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|6.||HONTIVEROS, Dondon||Guard/Forward||Alaska Aces|
|7.||INTAL, JC||Forward||Barako Bull Energy Cola|
|8.||NORWOOD, Gabe||Guard/Forward||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|9.||PINGRIS, Marc||Forward||Purefoods Star Hotshots|
|10.||ROMEO, Terrence||Guard||GlobalPort Batang Pier|
|11.||TAULAVA, Asi||Center||NLEX Road Warriors|
|12.||THOSS, Sonny||Center||Alaska Aces|
|Included in 24-man roster submitted to FIBA|
|13.||ALAPAG, Jimmy||Guard||Meralco Bolts|
|14.||CLARKSON, Jordan||Guard||Los Angeles Lakers|
|15.||DAVID, Gary (Reserve)||Guard||Meralco Bolts|
|16.||FAJARDO, Junemar||Center||San Miguel Beermen|
|17.||LASSITER, Marcio||Guard/Forward||San Miguel Beermen|
|18.||LEE (DALISTAN), Paul John||Guard||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|19.||RAMOS, Aldrech||Forward/Center||NLEX Road Warriors|
|20.||TENORIO, LA||Guard||Barangay Ginebra San Miguel|
|21.||PARKS, Bobby Ray Jr.||Guard/Forward|
|22.||RAVENA, Kiefer||Guard||Atenedo de Manila University|
|23.||ROSARIO, Jeth Troy (Reserve)||Forward||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|24.||TAUTUAA, Moala||Center||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters|
|1.||Tab Baldwin||Head Coach|
|2.||Jong Uichico||Assistant Coach||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (Head Coach)|
|3.||Norman Black||Assistant Coach||Meralco Bolts (Head Coach)|
|4.||Nash Racela||Assistant Coach||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (Assistanct Coach)|
|5.||Josh Reyes||Assistant Coach||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (Assistanct Coach)|
|6.||Alex Compton||Assistant Coach||Alaska Aces (Head Coach)|
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson is part of the submitted 24-man Gilas roster, according to the document posted by sports analyst Quinito Henson on Instagram. SBP director Sonny Barrios said that Clarkson is a Philippine passport holder before turning 16 years old and is now taking the steps necessary to get approval from FIBA to be eligible for Gilas Pilipinas.
In August 3, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) released the names of 16 players requested by Coach Tab Baldwin and the SBP to be part of the Gilas Pilipinas training pool. Part of the 16 players is Kelly Williams who ruled out due to MCL injury
In a report of Spin.ph on June 29, 2015, Gilas Pilipinas head coach has submitted a list of 26 players to the PBA that will compose the national pool.
The original list of 26 players is composed of big men June Mar Fajardo, Gregory Slaughter, Sonny Thoss, Raymond Almazan, Japeth Aguilar, Ranidel De Ocampo, Beau Belga and Asi Taulava; Forwards like Marc Pingris, Aldrech Ramos, Gabe Norwood, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Kelly Williams, Jeff Chan, Jarred Dillinger and Cliff Hodge; Shooting Guards Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro, Dondon Hontiveros, Marcio Lassiter, Gary David, Larry Fonacier and Ryan Reyes; and Point Guards LA Tenorio, Mark Barroca and Paul Lee.
(This page will be updated once there's a new update about Gilas Pilipinas player roster for 2015 FIBA Asia Championship)
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