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Reyes welcomes help for Gilas from players like Teng

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes expressed his elation seeing the deluge of players who want to be part of the national team.

“I think it’s testament to the culture that we’ve built, where players are now wanting to be part of the pool. Not too long ago, players were finding excuses not to be in the pool. Now it’s the opposite. We’ve built a culture here where people want to come in,” he said.

Jeron Teng. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net
Aside from the initial list of players he announced earlier in the month, Ray Parks and Jeron Teng have signified their intentions to be a part of the pool.

Parks was able to participate when Gilas resumed its trainings on July 20, earning him a spot in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games crew.

Teng, on the other hand, came too little too late after his stint with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. By that time, Reyes had already submitted his shortlist for the 2017 Jones Cup and SEA Games squads.

“Even before this final 12, there was already an accreditation list of 24 or 30 that was asked a month or so already. If you’re not part of that, you can’t get in,” he said. “It’s going to be difficult for Jeron to make it, and thats what I told him when he asked if he could join the practices. I said that there’s really no assurance if he can make any line up simply because it’s too late.”

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/254157/reyes-welcomes-help-gilas-players-like-teng

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