Manila, Philippines – The 24-man pool of Gilas Pilipinas in preparation for international competitions has been finally completed.

Al Panlilio, SBP President, announced in between Sunday’s PBA regular games the 24-pool who will eventually represent the 3 stars and sun flag regionally; and hoping that it will clinch a berth in the world stage of basketball.

Surprisingly, Jayson Castro, dubbed as Asia’s Best  Point Guard  is coming out of retirement after calling it a career right after the failed campaign in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifier.

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Calvin Abueva, the missing link of the last campaign, according to fans is also included. Ankle breaker, Terrence Romeo and 3-time PBA MVP, Junmar Fajardo, were also given their slots in the line-up.

Gilas Pilipinas 24-man Pool

LA Revilla (Mahindra)

Alfonzo Gotladera (NLEX))

Art Dela Cruz (Blackwater)

Jio Jalalon (Star)

Japeth Aguilar (Baranga Ginebra)

Carl Bryan Cruz (Alaska)

Terrence Romeo (Globalport)

Kevin Ferrer (Ginebra)

Calvin Abueva (Alaska)

Von Pessumal (Globalport)

Jonathan Grey (Meralco)

Mike Tolomia (Rain or Shine)

Bradwyn Guinto (NLEX)

Matthew Wright (Phoenix

Norbert Torres (Phoenix)

Arnold Van Opstal (San Miguel)

Jayson Castro (TNT)

Russel Escoto (Mahindra)

Raymond Almazan (Rain or Shine)

Ed Daquioag (Meralco)

June Mar Fajardo (San Miguel)

Mac Belo (Blackwater)

Paul Lee (Star)

RR Pogoy (TNT)


Gilas Pilipinas will complete this year in SEABA Championship (Qualifier for FIBA Asia Continental Cup) and the Southeast Asian Games.

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