The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is leaving no stones unturned in its preparation for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
After a meeting with the SBP’s brass Thursday evening, Chot Reyes unveiled on social media platform Twitter the 23 players the SBP is looking at to develop for the biggest tournament in global basketball.
— Chot Reyes (@coachot) January 5, 2018
Reyes’ list was broken down into positions.
Leading the guards is reigning PBA D-League Aspirants Cup Most Valuable Player Robert Bolick of San Beda College and NCAA Season 93 MVP CJ Perez of Lyceum. Joining them are University of the Philippines team captain Paul Desiderio, incoming UP sophomore Juan Gomez de Liano, Ateneo Blue Eagle Matt Nieto, and Filipino-American Remy Martin.
For the forwards, Kobe Paras of Cal State Northridge and UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo lead the cast. J-jay Alejandro (formerly from National University), San Beda’s Javee Mocon, Far Eastern University’s Arvin Tolentino and Kenneth Tuffin, NU’s Joshua Sinclair, Letran’s Jeo Ambohot, and Fil-Am Dwight Ramos of California State University complete the wings.
The bigs list of Reyes is arguably the tallest ever seen in Philippine basketball.
Headlining the frontline is 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto of Ateneo High School. Joining him are Isaac Go of Ateneo, Abu Tratter of La Salle, AJ Edu of Llandovery College UK, Carl Tamayo from the Nazareth School of NU, Kenmark Carino of San Beda, Will Gozum from Mapua High School, and Fil-Am Troy Rike from Wake Forest University.
There is one spot left for the potential naturalized player of the team.
The list is not final though depending on the player’s development from now until then.
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