Kumpiyansa na si coach Yeng Guiao kina June Mar Fajardo, Troy Rosario at RR Pogoy na makakasama sila sa listahan ng roster ng Gilas matapos na 11-man pool lang ang ikinarga niya patungong Espanya bilang preparasyon sa darating na 2019 FIBA World Cup.
“Of course we left behind June Mar (Fajardo), Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy, they’re still there playing in the finals and these 3 guys are almost sure (to make the list).”, ani Guiao sa panayam sa kanya ng Gametime nitong Miyerkoles.
Tinalo ng kasalukuyang miyembro ng Gilas na sina naturalized player Andray Blatche, Japeth Aguilar, Mark Barroca, Beau Belga, Robert Bolick, Poy Erram, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, CJ Perez, Kiefer Ravena at Matthew Wright ang Congo sa iskor na 102-80 para sa unang tune-up game nila sa Spain.
“We’re just looking for 2 more guys. Ten guys are already assured a slot for the team,” sabi ni Guiao.
“Of course, I don’t want to mention this early but we’re just looking for 2 more guys and part of the evaluation and assessment is going to be this training in Spain and the 2 games that we play against the visiting Australian team.”, positibong saad pa niya sa pagbuo ng koponan. (Aivan U. Episcope)