Out of nowhere, the name of Louie Alas was brought up in the active roster.
A total of 18 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) stars and two members of the Gilas Cadets were named into the national team pool for the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.
TNT KaTropa had some pre-game drama when the team gave head coach Nash Racela an indefinite leave.
GILAS cadets standout Troy Rike revealed that he will not suit up for the National University Bulldogs in the upcoming UAAP Season 81, due to "factors out of control."
Philippine Olympic Committe (POC) president Ricky Vargas said on Friday that he will support the decision of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to withdraw the participation of Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Games.
The Gilas Cadets will take part in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup that will kick off on April 21.
Gilas Pilipinas 5.0 officially started their three-day training camp today with the Gilas cadets joining the PBA veterans in their preparation for the SEABA tilt.
Jeron Teng gets a chance to represent the country anew with the Mighty Sports for the 2017 Dubai Invitational Basketball Tournament after missing the chance to play for the Gilas cadets in 2016 Southeast Asian Games.