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    Schonny Winston says playing for Gilas 'will mean a lot to me'

    Nov 2, 2022
    Schonny Winston
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    GETTING the opportunity to represent the Philippines as a local is something La Salle spitfire guard Schonny Winston will relish.

    "I have been approved by Fiba to play as a local and I'm just happy because I get the opportunity hopefully one day to represent the Philippines and go out there and play hard," Winston said on Wednesday.

    [READ: Winston gets Fiba approval to play for Gilas as a local]

    Due to time constraints, Winston was left out of the 20-man pool by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas for the 2023 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.

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    The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) though, assured that he will definitely be considered for the Gilas lineup in the sixth window of the Asian qualifiers come February next year.

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      His inclusion should be a welcome boost to the team's offense as Winston currently leads UAAP Season 85 in scoring with his 21.3 points per game.

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      For now, he's just happy that he got his papers cleared.

      "I'll just put on the jersey - it'll mean a lot to me so, I'm very very happy about being cleared. Just thankful," he said.

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