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Chot uncovers Gilas gems in Jones Cup

Gilas Pilipinas’ participation in the recent Taipei Jones Cup gave national coach Chot Reyes the clue on how to form the team for the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon this August.

Reyes said the revelations in the nine-day tourney were 6-foot-8 Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger and Carl Bryan Cruz of Alaska.

Carl Bryan Cruz and Christian Standhardinger. Interaksyon photo
With naturalized player Andre Blatche not in the lineup for the Asia Cup, Standhardinger will fill in the position vacated by the former NBA player.

Reyes acknowledged that Blatche is the best stretch four, but Standhardinger can do other things and get to work on his mid-range game to complement June Mar Fajardo.

In Taipei, Standhardinger proved he’s a fighter and that’s what Reyes likes about him.

Cruz, filling in for Allein Maliksi in the Lebanon tourney, is one of the six players fielded in all nine games in the Jones Cup. He will serve as backup for Gabe Norwood as a wing defender.

Author: Beth Celis
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/258961/chot-uncovers-gilas-gems-jones-cup

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