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Norwood ecstatic to don Gilas jersey anew

MANILA, Philippines — It’s been 10 years since Gabe Norwood first brandished the word “Pilipinas” across his chest. Yet his outlook remains razor sharp.

 “Back again. I'm honored and excited for this go around,” the Rain or Shine forward said. “It's kinda wild to still be thought of as a valuable asset to the team.”

Gabe Norwood (left) in his last stint with the Gilas Pilipinas--during the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament here last year. | Philstar.com/File Photo
Norwood will be returning to the Gilas Pilipinas crew bound for the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon next month.

“It's exciting. Any time you represent the country it's exciting,” he said.

Asked about a quick assessment on the 11 other guys on the roster bound for Beirut, the cager — who has made a lasting image for Pinoy fans around the world for dunking over Argentina’s Luis Scola in the World Cup — said that “puso” will remain an essential facet of the squad.

“Being able to watch them is SEABA and at the Jones Cup, the country should be excited. Whether I'm there or not, there's a lot of guys that are playing with their heart, puso all the way through,” he said.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/07/26/1721776/norwood-ecstatic-don-gilas-jersey-anew

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