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    Arwind, Standhardinger, Castro in, Slaughter out in PH team vs Iran

    Dec 2, 2018

    NATURALIZED player Christian Standhardinger and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo will head the 12-man Team Pilipinas lineup for its match against Iran on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Barangay Ginebra players Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio, and Scottie Thompson were retained from the team that lost to Kazakhstan on Friday, along with Beau Belga, Gabe Norwood, Marcio Lassiter and Matthew Wright.

    Aside from Standhardinger, who took over the naturalized player spot from Stanley Pringle, the other new faces are Arwind Santos, Troy Rosario, and Jayson Castro.

    Curiously, Greg Slaughter of Ginebra, who didn't attend Saturday night's practice, was not part of the 12-man lineup. Also left out were Alex Cabagnot and Poy Erram.

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      Lee's teammate, Ian Sangalang, had previously begged off from selection because of an injury.

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