The PBA announced on Monday the names of the professionals it will be sending to Gilas Pilipinas for the national team’s preparations for the FIBA Asia Championship.
Leading the cast of 13 PBA stars is Jayson Castro, member of the 2013 FIBA Asia All-Star 5. He will be joined by club teammates Kelly Williams, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, and Ranidel de Ocampo.
Calvin Abueva, Sonny Thoss, and Dondon Hontiveros of the Alaska Aces are also part the pool as well as Terrence Romeo, Asi Taulava, Aldrech Ramos, JC Intal, Gary David, and Gabe Norwood.
LA Tenorio (injury), June Mar Fajardo (injury), and Marc Pingris (leave) are also part of the pool although all three are doubtful.
Marcio Lassiter and Japeth Aguilar both pulled out of the pool as well, according to multiple reports because of health reasons.
Troy Rosario from the amateur ranks is also training with Gilas while Andray Blatche is already in Manila to join practice.