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Austin, Ravena lead Gilas in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Debuting for the first time in the national colors, Isaiah Austin will be front and center for Chooks-to-Go Gilas Pilipinas when it wages war against club teams in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup.

The 7-foot-1 center headlines the 12-man roster coach Chot Reyes will be banking on Chenzhou, China from September 22 to 30.

Isaiah Austin of Chooks-to-go Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net
Austin arrived in the country last week to join the PH team and is one of the prospective naturalization candidates for Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) moving forward.

Also, fresh from winning his fourth gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Kiefer Ravena has been called up anew for national team duty.

Carl Bryan Cruz will also be a part of the team after impressive showings in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and the 2017 SEA Games, together with cadets Raymar Jose and Almond Vosotros.

Author: Randolph B. Leongson, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/265410/austin-ravena-lead-gilas-2017-fiba-asia-champions-cup

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