Starting July 29, Gilas Pilipinas will have the luxury of five practices a week as the national squad prepare for the upcoming Fiba World Cup in China.
Andray Blatche worked out with Rain or Shine on Wednesday noon at Meralco Gym to show he isn't wasting any of his time to get in shape for the upcoming Fiba World Cup.
Gilas coach Yeng Guiao deferred naming the players who will comprise the national team's final training pool for the FIBA World Cup next month pending the arrival of naturalized player Andray Blatche this weekend.
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.