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Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar named to Gilas squad for game against Lebanon

Brgy. Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson and Japeth Aguialar were named to the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the game against Lebanon in the 4th window of the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

The match against the runner-up of the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup will be held at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut on the 25th of August (August 26, 2:00am Philippine time).

Aside from the Gin Kings duo, also named to the squad were Kai Sotto, Chris Newsome of Meralco, Jamie Malonzo of NorthPort, Calvin Oftana of NLEX, PBA free agent Roosevelt Adams, Carl Tamayo of the University of the Philippines, Japan B.League imports Dwight Ramos, brothers Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, and Bobby Ray Parks.

Serving as the national team’s naturalized player is NBA star Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz.

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director and spokesperson Sonny Barrios made the announcement on Monday during a special Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) forum.

Gilas program director Chot Reyes will call the shots for the start of the second round with the team carrying an even 2-2 record.

The final 12-man roster for the game against the Cedars will be announced on Wednesday evening.

Gilas will leave for Beirut on Monday midnight and return home on Friday for its home game against Saudi Arabia on Monday, August 29 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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