Jordan Clarkson gives Gilas something to cheer about after joining national team at practice
Jordan Clarkson showed up in Gilas Pilipinas' practice for the first time on Wednesday night, wearing jersey no. 6. Meilin Lozada

EXCITEMENT filled the air on Wednesday night when Jordan Clarkson wore a Gilas Pilipinas uniform for the first time and joined the national team practice at the Meralco gym.

The Filipino-American rising NBA star, who's in town as the newest endorser of Smart, took part in some of the drills of a Gilas side that's preparing for the Fiba Asia Championship next month.

Clarkson though is not officially yet part of the national team as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is still seeking clarification from Fiba on the eligibility of the Los Angeles Lakers guard and permission as well for a release from his mother team.

The SBP has barred media from interviewing Clarkson.

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