GILAS Pilipinas fields a quicker lineup against Japan as Jayson Castro and Jio Jalalon are back in two as well as Troy Rosario for their Fiba World Cup qualifying match on Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Castro, Jalalon, and Rosario are back after missing the Filipino dribblers’ loss to Australia on Thursday in Melbourne.
The trio rejoins June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Roger Pogoy, Kiefer Ravena, Matthew Wright, Allen Maliksi, and naturalized center Andray Blatche.
National coach Chot Reyes announced the 12-man lineup on the eve of the matchup against the Japanese that tips off at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin Alas, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Abu Tratter are set to sit out in the game that caps off the second window of the qualifiers.