Gilas Pilipinas reinforcement Andray Blatche is set to arrive on July 8 to join the national squad's preparation for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.
Team Pilipinas' preparation for the 2019 Fiba World Cup will take its shape after the official drawing of lots on March 16 in China.
The PBA has shut down the idea of having Andray Blatche play as an import in the league's second conference this year to keep him in shape for the 2019 Fiba World Cup.
The Philippines said Thursday there were "no assurances" NBA star Jordan Clarkson will suit up for the national team at the 2019 basketball World Cup, due to strict eligibility rules.
The PBA board of governors will decide on Friday the training period the league will lent the World Cup-bound Gilas Pilipinas and whether Andray Blatche is to be allowed to play as import in the upcoming PBA Commissioner's Cup.
NBA star Jordan Clarkson is stoking Philippine fans' clamour to allow him to play in this year's World Cup as their team seeks to hurdle FIBA's eligibility rules.
The 2014 Gilas boys will have their second stint in FIBA World Cup.
After a demoralizing 0-2 stint in the fifth window, Gilas Pilipinas is heading to the FIBA World Cup after all.