Smart-Gilas Pilipinas lineup for Fiba Asia Championships 2013

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes announced the final and official roster of Philippine basketball team to play in 2013 FIBA Asia Championship this August.

Update July 11:  The 12-man team roster has been named below.

And of course, the 17-man lineup included 7 from his former team Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters.

Related: 2013 FIBA Asia Championship schedule.

The FIBA Asia Championship is scheduled on August 1-11, 2013 here in the Philippines, the first time in 40 years that the country will host the international tournament. The top 3 teams who will emerge from the event will represent Asia in next year’s Fiba World Championship.

The Philippine Cup 2013 champs TNT will lend cagers Jimmy Alapag, Jayson Castro, Ranidel de Ocampo, Larry Fonacier, Kelly Williams, Jared Dillinger and Ryan Reyes to the squad. Controversial Japeth Aguilar, a former Texter but now a Global Port player, was also named to the team. Here’s the complete roster of the Smart-Gilas pool:

Official Lineup for FIBA Asia 2013

  1. LA Tenorio
  2. Jimmy Alapaggilas pilipinas lineup
  3. Larry Fonacier
  4. Gary David
  5. Gabe Norwood
  6. Japeth Aguilar
  7. Jayson Castro
  8. Jeff Chan
  9. Ranidel de Ocampo
  10. Marc Pingris
  11. JunMar Fajardo
  12. Marcus Douthit

Official 12-man was named before the team embark on 10-game exhibition in New Zealand.

I like the pool that coach Chot assembled but I think it will be better if he included 2-way players like Arwind Santos and Calvin Abueva to the mix. Also, with more bigs up front, it’s time to drop naturalized Marcus Douthit.

What do you think of this Smart Gilas lineup for FIBA Asia tourney?

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  1. #KD 35 ! says:

    “ito sana lineup ng Smart Gilas-Pilipinas”

    *starters: *bench:
    PG = Jayson Castro PG = Jimmy Alapag
    SG = Marcio Lassiter SG = Gabe Norwood
    SF = Kelly Williams SF = Jared Dillinger
    PF = Japeth Aguilar PF = Ranidel De Ocampo
    C = Marcus Douthit C = Junemar Fajardo
    SG = Gary David
    PF/C = Sonny Thoss

  2. Edong says:

    Tough team.talagang big man nlng ang kulang.

  3. Relly says:

    Sana kasama din si abueva sayang ung hustle nya

  4. jesus says:

    calvin and arwind]

  5. ric says:

    sana isama si abueva

  6. tan pano says:

    bobo ka rec anu sibi ni abueva? pangulo lng yun…baka mapusasan payun hahaha

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