MANILA — Andray Blatche is officially back to Gilas Pilipinas.
Naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche admitted being at ease with coach Yeng Guiao's "very simple" system which he said allows Gilas Pilipinas players to simply play off their instincts.
Andray Blatche couldn't hide his excitement as he represents the country once more and help the Philippines in its quest to book a return trip to the Fiba World Cup in China.
Gilas Pilipinas, once again, will be on cramming mode in its practices for the coming crucial windows of the Fiba World Cup qualifier.
Old and familiar names lead Gilas Pilipinas' 14-man pool for the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers next month.
Filipino basketball fans are looking forward to finally see combo guard Jordan Clarkson play for Gilas especially that it has been reported that he has been inserted to the 12-man lineup for the Asian Games.
Once an athlete, always an athlete.
With the FIBA verdict finally came to a close, it created a ripple not only to the fate of the Gilas Pilipinas program, but it also affected the whole basketball circuit. Some think that it was fair, others deemed that it was too much.