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Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) formally signed a Memorandum of Agreement that each PBA team will lend 2 players to the Gilas Pilipinas player pool.
This means that there will be 24 players in the Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool, 12 coming from the recent special Gilas PBA rookie draft and 12 will be chosen by Coach Chot Reyes.
Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool
-Carl Bryan Cruz
One of the new players we believe that would make a big impact in the upcoming PBA season and also in future Gilas Pilipinas teams is Matthew Wright. Matthew Andrew Christopher Wright was drafted by Phoenix Fuel Masters in the recent PBA Rookie Draft where he will be reunited with his Malaysia Dragons coach Ariel Vanguardia.
Watch: Matthew Wright Interview
Matthew Wright Profile
Birth Date: February 7, 1991
Birth Place: Canada
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.
SBP and the PBA revealed the 12 Gilas Cadets who will join the special round of the PBA rookie draft and who will be part of the Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool along with 12 players from the PBA or 1 player from each team.
Gilas Cadets Player Pool
-Carl Bryan Cruz
According to SBP, Chot Reyes is back as Gilas Pilipinas Head Coach while Coach Tab Baldwin will remain as Team Consultant.
The only win of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge was against Kazakhstan, 98-86 led by Mac Belo with 30 points.
Watch: Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan Full Game Video
Gilas Pilipinas lost to Jordan, 119-105 in the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge last September 14, 2016 in Tehran, Iran. Philippines will not advance to the quarterfinals.
Watch Gilas Pilipinas vs Jordan Highlights Video