JAYSON Castro wrote on his Instagram account that he is officially retiring from international play for Gilas Pilipinas.
Castro began his message with: “The end of our bid for a spot at the Rio Olympics will also be the end of my stint as a member of Gilas Pilipinas.”
The Talk ‘N Text guard, twice named as one of Asia’s five best players in the Fiba Asia Championship, said it was an honor to represent the country but now wants to give way to the younger generation.
Here's his Instagram post:
The end of our bid for a spot at the Rio Olympics will also be the end of my stint as a member of Gilas Pilipinas. For the past few years, it has been my honor to represent all of you but now it's time to hand over the responsibility to the younger generation. Maraming salamat sa walang sawang pagsuporta niyo sa Gilas. Hindi ko makakalimutan lahat ng pinagsamahan natin. Ako si Jayson Castro William, taga Guagua, Pampanga, lumaban para sa bayan. #7 #PUSO
A photo posted by Jayson Castro (@jaywill_17) on Jul 7, 2016 at 7:05am PDT