“We are tapping Paul Lee to take Larry Fonacier’s spot and Andray Blatche as our naturalized player for the World Cup. God bless us all #PUSO!” Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes said on his Twitter page.
Jimmy Alapag, Junmar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Ranidel de Ocampo, Marc Pingris, Gabe Norwood, Jeff Chan, Gary David, LA Tenorio and Jayson Castro were all included in Gilas Pilipinas team for FIBA 2014 Basketball World Cup.
As expected, Paul Lee replaced Larry Fonacier’s slot, while Andray Blatche was chosen as the team’s naturalized player.
FIBA 2014 will start August 30 and will run until September 14. Gilas Pilipinas was grouped with Senegal, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Greece and Croatia.
After world cup, the Philippine team will travel to South Korea for the 2014 Asiad. The Asian competition will start September 19. Jared Dillinger will replace Jimmy Alapag to complete the 2014 Asiad Philippine basketball team.