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Gilas deals loss of RR Pogoy

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Tough blow for Gilas Pilipinas.

Two-way swingman RR Pogoy was forced to withdraw his spot in the national team for the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian Games due to his lingering back injury.

Pogoy sustained his injury during the quarterfinals matchup between TNT and Magnolia, where he suffered a bad fall during the game.

“That’s a big blow because he was one of our best shooters and two-way players,” Gilas head coach Tim Cone explained.

Because of this development, Cone had to choose a final replacement from Ginebra’s Scittie Thompson, Greg Slaughter, and Art Dela Cruz.

“He will be difficult to replace. At htis point, we are exploring various scenarios before we settle on our response to RR’s exclusion,” he said.