Gilas Pilipinas player roster for 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

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.

Players Position Club
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
Coaching Staff
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)

VIEW: 2015 FIBA Asia Men's Championship Games Schedule and Results

VIEW: Team Standings & Brackets: 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

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)

[Image Credit / Source: HaeL Pinat ‏(@HaeLGRfX)]

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