Gilas heroes Troy Rosario, Amer, Thompson rejoin Hapee for opener of D-League finals
Baser Amer and Co. will be rejoining Hapee, just days after being part of the national team that retained the gold medal in the 28th SEA Games. Jaime Campos

HAPEE got a big lift as Gilas cadets Troy Rosario, Baser Amer, and Scottie Thompson will be suiting up for the Fresh Fighters in Game One of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup finals against Café France on Thursday.

Team manager Bernard Yang said Rosario, Amer, and Thompson arrived in Manila from Singapore on Tuesday - a day after the Philippines won gold in the Southeast Asian Games - and attended practice on Wednesday.

Rosario, Amer, and Thompson played key roles for the Tab Baldwin-coached side, which swept their matches in Singapore but got a fright from Thailand and Indonesia in the medal round.

Rosario was impressive in the semifinals, finishing with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the win against Thailand.

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