The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has registered 21 players for Gilas Pilipinas’ pool in the FIBA portal for the upcoming second window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
Surprisingly though, Roger Pogoy was not part of the list.
Former Gilas players Ryan Reyes, Carl Cruz, and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser were also listed.
Rounding out the cast are Thirdy Ravena of San-En; Dwight Ramos of Toyama; Angelo Kouame of Ateneo; Gilas draftees William Navarro, Jaydee Tungcab, and Tzaddy Rangel; free agent Juan Gomez de Liano; and Lebron Lopez of Overtime Elite.
Nothing is set in stone yet as FIBA has set a deadline of 24 hours prior to each gameday for the final 12.
Gilas will face South Korea on the 24th, India on the 25th, New Zealand on the 27th, and South Korea again on the 28th at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.