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Despite reports about protests from some Countries, Marcus Douthit was cleared to play for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea which starts today, September 19.
Go for Gold Gilas Pilipinas!
Jimmy Alapag has agreed to extend his National Team participation as he is set to replace the injured Jayson Castro in the Gilas Pilipinas Roster for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.
Jimmy Alapag posted this message on his twitter account (@JAlapag3)
According to reports, the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee or IAGOC will still not allow Andray Blatche to play in the 2014 Asian Games even with the help of FIBA.
The IAGOC will strictly enforce the OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) rule stating that naturalized players should have at least 3 years residency.
THE Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) will make a final appeal this week as they have a meeting in Incheon with the organizers. If the appeal is not successful, SBP will make a request for Marcus Douthit to replace Blatche in the line-up.
2014 FIBA Asia U18 Championship
August 19-28, 2014 -Doha, Qatar
Batang Gilas U18 Roster and Schedule soon!
Gilas Pilipinas will play in:
2014 FIBA World Cup
August 30-September 14, 2014 – Spain
— Michael Villar (@MIKEVILLARisAKO) July 29, 2014
Both Marcus Douthit and Andray Blatche are going to Spain for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup but only 1 will be in the 12-man line-up for Gilas Pilipinas since FIBA allows only 1 naturalized player per tournament.
Who do you think should play in the FIBA World Cup, Douthit or Blatche?
Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool for 2014 FIBA World Cup and 2014 Asian Games
-Jimmy Alapag, Jayson Castro, Ranidel De Ocampo, and Larry Fonacier (Talk ‘N Text)
-Beau Belga, Jeff Chan, Paul Lee, and Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine)
-Japeth Aguilar, Greg Slaughter, and LA Tenorio (Ginebra)
-Gary David and Jared Dillinger (Meralco)
-June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter (San Miguel Beer)
-Marc Pingris (San Mig Coffee)
-Andray Blatche (Pending Naturalization Process)
After a meeting between Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes and the Philippine Basketball Association, the PBA Board of Governors agreed to compress the PBA 39th Season which now ends July 15 by shortening the PBA Commissioners Cup and Governors Cup Finals to a best-of-5 series and also moving the opening of the PBA 40th Season to October 19 after the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea which starts September 19.
This gives Chot Reyes 45 days to prepare with a complete team for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain which starts August 30 and the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea. But practices start every Monday after the current PBA Philippine Cup.
Here’s a tweet by Coach Chot Reyes (@coachot) thanking the PBA:
Welcome 2014! Gilas Pilipinas will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain and the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup starts August 30, 2014 until September 14, 2014 while the 2014 Asian Games will start on September 19, 2014 until October 4, 2014!
Know more about the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: