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Wright cites familiarity with Canadian squad as advantage in Jones Cup tussle

 MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas need not look far an advantage in their opening game in the 39th William Jones Cup this weekend.

Sharpshooter Matthew Wright said he knows some players who will be representing Canada in the invitational tournament in Taiwan.

Gilas Pilipinas' Matthew Wright during the 2017 SEABA Championships | File Photo
"I know a few guys by name. There's a couple of guys I know personally," he noted. "They're a good team. On paper, they should be the best team in the tournament."

The circumstance, the Filipino-Canadian out of Phoenix Fuelmasters, lit a competitive fire in him.

"I'm excited to play them first," he noted. "We will be thrown out to the fire and see how well can we play against a big and (legitimate)-size roster."

The 26-year-old Wright grew up in Toronto where he played in various Filipino leagues. He moved to the United States where he suited up for St. Bonaventure.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/07/14/1719544/wright-cites-familiarity-canadian-squad-advantage-jones-cup-tussle

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