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Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas or SBP is considering 3 more naturalized players as backup in case Andray Batche will not be available in some FIBA Tournaments.
Andray Blatche was born on August 22, 1986 (28 years old) in Syracuse, New York.
Happy Birthday Andray Blatche!
Greet our new Kababayan Andray Blatche on Twitter – @drayblatche
Watch Gilas Pilipinas Players singing Happy Birthday to Andray Blatche
Marcus Douthit will not be in the Gilas Pilipinas final line-up for the 2014 FIBA World Cup and 2014 Asian Games since Coach Chot Reyes opted to use Andray Blatche in both cases since teams can only use 1 naturalized player per tournament.
Thank you Marcus Douthit for all your sacrifices for our Country, Douthit played a big role in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship last year that paved way for our return to the FIBA World Cup.
Watch Kwentong Gilas Marcus Douthit Episode
Blatche bill approved on third reading with affirmative vote of 20-0. Thank you Senate! Thank you Congress!
— Chot Reyes (@coachot) May 26, 2014
Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche is one step away from being a naturalized Filipino after the Senate voted 20-0 to pass House Bill No. 4084. This is big news not only for Gilas Pilipinas fans but for other Countries that we will be facing in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Gilas Pilipinas recently signed naturalized player Marcus Douthit to a contract extension until 2014. There will be 2 big tournaments in 2014 in which Douthit maybe included in the line-up, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup from August 30 to September 14, 2014 in Spain and the 2014 Asian Games from September 19 to October 4, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.
Unless Gilas Pilipinas can find a replacement for Marcus Douthit and go through the process of naturalization a few months before the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Douthit will play for our country in Spain and South Korea in 2014.