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    Chot Reyes completes Gilas roster by naming Kevin Alas as NLEX replacement player

    Jun 9, 2017
    Kevin Alas returns to the national pool, four years after serving as a reserve in the Gilas side that finished second to Iran in the 2013 Fiba Asia championships in Manila. Jerome Ascano

    KEVIN Alas makes a Gilas Pilipinas comeback after coach Chot Reyes named him the last player to be added to the national training pool.

    Alas is the veteran PBA player Reyes tapped from NLEX following the trade of Bradwyn Guinto to Globalport.

    He joins Baser Amer of Meralco as the two new additions from the PBA to the Gilas pool that will train for four overseas tournaments beginning next month.

    Amer takes over the place of Jonathan Grey, who, along with Guinto, was dealt to Globalport recently in a four-team trade that also included TnT Katropa.

    [See Fil-German Standhardinger, Paras, Ravena, Jose called up to Gilas pool]

    As per the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the PBA and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), Reyes will have to get one veteran player each from the 12-member teams to become part of the Gilas pool.

    Alas, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 rookie draft, was part of the Gilas team that won the bronze medal during the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup.

    The 25-year-old son of Alaska deputy Louie Alas was also a reserve in the national team that finished runner-up behind Iran during the 2013 Fiba Asia men’s championship in Manila.

    The former star player of Letran also played in the Gilas Sinag team which copped the gold medal in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.

    [See Who is Standhardinger and is he eligible to play for Gilas?]

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    Kevin Alas returns to the national pool, four years after serving as a reserve in the Gilas side that finished second to Iran in the 2013 Fiba Asia championships in Manila. Jerome Ascano
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