Gilas Pilipinas given 15 days to fully prepare for SEABA
Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes will have 15 days to fully prepare for the 2017 SEABA Championship. The PBA Board allowed the release of the PBA players which will be chosen to play for SEABA to train for Gilas 15 days before the tournament which starts on May 12 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The current PBA Commissioners Cup will still be on-going during the 15 day training period but the chosen PBA players cannot play for their mother teams. The Gilas Pilipinas once a week practice sessions during Monday evenings will still push through and have already started last Monday, March 20 at the Meralco Gym.
The SEABA Championship 2017 is a qualifying tournament for the 2017 FIBA Asia Championship where the champion will get the lone slot. The teams which will compete in the SEABA tournament are Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Good luck Gilas Pilipinas!