PBA Commissioner’s Cup is over and it’s Gilas Time for Lee, Abueva, Norwood, Chan
Gilas Pilipinas can already train in complete pool as Rain or Shine’s Paul Lee, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood and Alaska’s Calvin Abueva can finally commit to national team practices after a long and tough PBA finals series.
Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin announced the selection of the four PBA stars in the 24-man pool.
Chan was a returnee from the Chot Reyes-led Gilas back then, while Abueva, Norwood and Lee were already in the last FIBA line-up handled by Baldwin.
Other cagers included in the line-up were Gilas veteran Jason Castro and naturalized center Andray Blatche; Terrence Romeo, Marcio Lassister, Jun Mar Fajardo, Marc Pingris, LA Tenorio, Ranidel De Ocampo, Ryan Reyes, Troy Rosario, Moala Tautuaa and Japeth Aguilar.
Some youth were added but definitely gives depth like Mac Belo, Bobby Ray Parks Jr, Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Ferrer, RR Pogoy and Russel Escoto.
Greg Slaughter and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser were already out of line-up due to injury.