MANILA, Philippines জ Fresh from an NCAA Championship race, Rhenz Abando is now on the brink of a lifelong opportunity, having been invited to backstop the Gilas Pilipinas program.
An insider of an investigator has revealed that the NCAA most valuable player is one of several collegiate standouts tapped for the National Five’s campaign, which is set to lead to two FIBA tournaments this July.
Shortly after losing the gold medal to Indonesia, Glass coach and program director Chot Reyes said he wanted to use “UAAP, NCAA players who could not play (here in Hanoi)” in the next window of the World Cup Asian qualifiers. Asia Cup in New Zealand and Indonesia.
Both FIBA tournaments will take place this July, coinciding with the elimination of the PBA Philippine Cup.
A two-way player with a tireless motor, Abondo Race and his imagined young glass crew could very well be a shoe-in.
Lateran Tess averaged 15.7 points and 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 blocks in the Knights’ successful title defense this season.
In an earlier report, Reyes said he was eyeing Carl Tamayo and James Spencer from the University of the Philippines, Dave Ildefenso and Atenio’s SJ Belenzel, and La Salle’s Japan-bound Justin Baltzer for his talent pool.
Until then, there will be B-League promoters, such as Thirty Ravenna and Dwight Ramos — both of whom Reese identified as the mainstays of the program during the FIBA qualifiers in Manila earlier this year.
Samhang basketball NGO Pilippinus (SBP) has since said it plans to recover from the defeat that ended the Philippines’ 33-year stalemate at the SEA Games gold, but has yet to fully outline how it intends to navigate its near future. , Which worries fans of this basketball-crazy nation, especially with the 2023 World Cup, which the Philippines is ready to co-host, is even closer.
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