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Blatche explains sitting out China Kashgar game vs Chooks Pilipinas

MANILA, Philippines — “Pilipino sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa,” a line from our Pledge of Allegiance goes.

And when the team of longtime Gilas big man Andray Blatche took on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup Friday night, he embodied all that.

China Kashgar and naturalized Filipino and long-time Gilas big man Andray Blatche | FIBA.com
In a report by Sports5’s Carlo Pamintuan, Blatche apparently did not suit up against the Philippine national team and mentor Chot Reyes simply because he was a Filipino, too.

"I can’t play against my Filipino people,” the naturalized center told Pamintuan.

In the piece, Blatche was detailed to have shared hooping insights with skipper Kiefer Ravena. The former NBA cager, who has long made overseas his stomping grounds also bared his thoughts on a candidate for naturalization in Isaiah Austin.

Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/09/29/1743903/blatche-explains-sitting-out-china-kashgar-game-vs-chooks-pilipinas

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