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Blatche, Castro lead Gilas' 24-man pool for FIBA Asia Cup

Chot Reyes, head coach of the men's national basketball team, released the full list of Gilas Pilipinas players making up the 24-man pool for next month's FIBA Asia Cup.

Reyes bared the selection on Twitter Saturday, with Andray Blatche and Jayson Castro leading the call-ups.

Jayson Castro. Inquirer.net
Returning to the training pool are Gilas players who competed in the recent Southeast Asian Basketball Association tournament, including Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, June Mar Fajardo, Jio Jalalon, Allein Maliksi, RR Pogoy, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario, and Matthew Wright.

Baser Amer, Kevin Alas and Norbert Torres also made it to Reyes' list, as well as Gilas cadets Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Ferrer, Kobe Paras, Ray Parks, Kiefer Ravena, Mike Tolomia, and Christian Standhardinger.

Gabe Norwood, who was previously out of the pool, was a surprise addition to the lineup.

The Philippines joins China, Qatar and Iraq in Group B in the FIBA Asia Cup scheduled August 8-20 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/08/17/blatche-castro-lead-gilas-24-man-pool-for-fiba-asia-cup

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