ADD Jared Dillinger and Mo Tautuaa to the list of warm bodies who helped out Gilas Pilipinas in practice on Sunday afternoon.
The Meralco wingman and Tropang TNT slotman joined cadets Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Ferrer, and Von Pessumal as they tried to keep the national team fresh ahead of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament that unfolds on Tuesday.
Dillinger, a former national pool member who was part of the squad that won the bronze in the Fiba Asia Cup in Wuhan in 2014, relished his return to the national side, even for just a while.
“It’s awesome to be a part of it, just to help out in itself,” Dilliner told SPIN.ph after practice. “Who wouldn’t want to be a part of it?”
Tautuaa rejoined the squad after offfering his help as the naturalized player replacement in the last few months.
Final cuts Calvin Abueva and LA Tenorio could’ve also lent a hand, but were not around during the closed-door practice.