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Gilas Youth at full strength in time for Fiba World U19

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Gilas Youth coach Sandy Arespacochaga is expecting have his young squad at full strength a little over a week before it flies to Doha in preparation for the 2019 Fiba Under-19 World Cup.

Carl Tamayo, Gerry Abadiano and Terrence Fortea are set to finally join the team on Wednesday as the national youth team gets to near-full strength.

The three join fellow under-19 pool members, headlined by twin towers Kai Sotto and AJ Edu.

Fil-Italian Dalph Panopio, meanwhile, will join the Gilas Youth crew in Qatar.

The team leaves the Philippines for Doha on June 21.

Arespacochaga is pleased with the progress as they gear up for a tough task in Group C against Argentina, Russia and host Greece.