Gilas Pilipinas returns to training as third window for World Cup qualifiers draws near
Calvin Abueva is an early bird in training for Gilas Pilipinas on Monday. Marlo Cueto

GILAS Pilipinas resumed practice on Monday night in preparation for the PBA All-Star Games and the third window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.

Members of both the Gilas seniors team and cadets squad showed up at the Meralco Gym on Monday night, two days before the national team plays games against three PBA All-Star selections in Digos City, Batangas City, and Iloilo City.

On the other hand, the third window of Asia qualifiers will be on June 29 and July 2 where Gilas Pilipinas will face Chinese Taipei and Australia, in that order.

Gilas coach Chot Reyes presided over practice on Monday night but won't be calling the shots for the team in the All-Stars.

Among those present were PBA players Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright, Troy Rosario, Gabe Norwood, RR Pogoy, Mac Belo, Allein Maliksi, and Carl Bryan Cruz.

Kobe Paras led the attendees from the cadet side, which also had Kai Sotto, Ricci Rivero, Juan Gomez de Liano, Carl Tamayo, Prince Rivero, Jeo Ambohot, Ken Tuffin, Arvin Tolentino, Will Gozum, Abu Tratter, and J-Jay Alejandro.

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