CHRISTIAN Standhardinger finally made his presence felt as a little over half of coach Yeng Guiao's national team pool attended Wednesday's practice session at Meralco Gym.
The Fil-German forward missed the first session on Monday due to some stomach pain, but he was back in full strength again as Team Philippines continued its buildup for the fifth window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers later this month.
Standhardinger's arrival reunited him with his San Miguel teammates June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, and Marcio Lassiter.
Joining them in the session are young guns Kai Sotto and Ricci Rivero, veterans Jayson Castro, Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, Troy Rosario, and Matthew Wright.
Blackwater's JP Erram was present for the session, but remained in street clothes.
Guiao and the rest of Team Pilipinas is preparing for its next series of games, both here at home at Mall of Asia Arena. It will take on Kazakhstan on November 30 before facing off against Iran anew on December 3.