New Gilas Cadets Program
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas or SBP is reviving the Gilas Cadets Program where amateur players will train and represent the Philippine National Basketball Team for the next 3 years.
Although there is no final player list yet for the new Gilas Cadets, according to reports, Kiefer Ravena, Mac Belo, Kevin Ferrer and other players from the recent Gilas Cadets SEABA Stankovic Roster will skip the upcoming PBA draft and will compete in the FIBA Tournaments until the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Starting in 2017, FIBA will change the way teams qualify for the FIBA World Cup by having home and away games during the year and this may be in conflict with the PBA Season.
Gilas Pilipinas Head Coach Tab Baldwin will still be the head of the program similar to what Coach Rajko Toroman did in the original Smart Gilas program which includes Marcio Lassiter, JVee Casio, Chris Tiu and many more.
This also means no Top Rookies in the upcoming PBA Draft/
What are your thoughts on the new Gilas Cadets program?