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Kevin Quiambao replaces Calvin Oftana for Gilas-Jordan game


Gilas Pilipinas will add one more big man in lieu of a winger when they take on Jordan in their final game in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Kevin Quiambao will take the place of Calvin Oftana and will be the only lineup adjustment of Gilas head coach Chot Reyes for the game on Monday at the Philippine Arena.

Quiambao, who stands at 6-foot-8, sat out the Philippines’ game against Lebanon last Friday, along with Jerom Lastimosa and Schonny Winston.

The 21-year-old passing big man of De La Salle University is averaging 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in the Qualifiers so far.

Oftana, meanwhile, went scoreless in three minutes of action against Lebanon.

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Completing the Gilas cast are Justin Brownlee, Jamie Malonzo, Mason Amos, Dwight Ramos, Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Jordan Heading, June Mar Fajardo, Kiefer Ravena, CJ Perez, Scottie Thompson, and Thirdy Ravena.

Gilas will face a Jordan team that has already qualified for the World Cup this August by virtue of their 98-63 win against India last Friday in Bengaluru.

The Falcons will still field the same 12, namely Dar Tucker, Amin Abu Hawwas, Ahmad Al Dwairi, Zaid Abbas, Ahmad Alhamarsheh, Mohammad Hussein, Freddy Ibarahim, Sami Bzai, Hashem Abbaas, Caden Alnajdawi, Ashraf Alhendi, and Fadi Nader George Qarmash.

Catch the game between Gilas Pilipinas and Jordan on the Smart Livestream app. Download it here >> https://smart.com.ph/pages/gigaplay

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