The only different now is Chinese Taipei will be having the home court advantage which will inspire them to play harder and play smarter. But Filipino fans all over the world especially Filipinos there in Taiwan will definitely make the away game for our Gilas feels like home in the land of the the Taiwanese.
For this particular pool of 15 men, there is a new name, he is the 22-year old Fil-Am Troy Rike. See the complete list of Gilas Pilipinas pool below.
LOOK: List of 15-man Gilas Pilipinas Pool vs Chinese Taipei 3rd window Asian Qualifiers World Cup China 2019Andray Blatche (last played for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in CBA) - naturalized player
Jayson Castro - TNT Katropa
Terrence Romeo - TNT Katropa
June Mar Fajardo - San Miguel Beermen
Gabe Norwood - Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Matthew Wright - Phoenix Fuelmasters
RR Pogoy - TNT Katropa
Japeth Aguilar - Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Troy Rosario - TNT Katropa
Allein Maliksi - Blackwater Elite
Calvin Abueva - Alaska Aces
Carl Bryan Cruz - Alaska Aces
Jio Jalalon - Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok
Baser Amer - Meralco Bolts
Troy Rike (Gilas Cadet) - Wake Forest Demon Deacons (NCAA Division I)
Summarizing the pool, there are 4 players coming from TNT, 2 from Alaska, 1 each from Meralco, SMB, Ginebra, Blackwater, ROS, Phoenix, and Magnolia. The other two is naturalized player Andray Blatche, and Gilas cadet Troy Rike.
The question is, who will make it to the final 12, and make it to the official lineup of the Gilas Pilipinas that will be battling Chinese Taipei this coming June 29, 2018?
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