BIG men June Mar Fajardo, Kai Sotto, and Beau Belga headlined the Team Pilipinas’ first practice at the Meralco gym on Monday night.
The national team led by head coach Yeng Guiao is gearing up for the fifth window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
Also in attendance were Gabe Norwood, Matthew Wright, Arwind Santos, Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, Alex Cabagnot, Poy Erram, Marcio Lassiter, and Ricci Rivero in the team supported by Smart.
Meanwhile, Magnolia duo Paul Lee and Ian Sangalang and Ginebra standouts LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar are playing in the Game Two of the best-of-five semifinals series in the PBA Governor’s Cup over at the Araneta Coliseum.
San Miguel stalwart Christian Standhardinger and NorthPort guard Stanley Pringle are not present.
Team Pilipinas will face Kazakhstan on November 30 and Iran on December on December 3 both at the MOA Arena.