KOBE Paras, Kai Sotto and Ricci Rivero leads the 16-strong Gilas Cadets roster set to play in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup that begins Saturday.
Paras, Sotto and Rivero will be joined by fellow members of the Gilas 23 for 2023 pool in the Filoil tournament such as CJ Perez, Abu Tratter, J-Jay Alejandro, Troy Rike, Javee Mocon, Paul Desiderio, Will Gozum, Juan Gomez de Liano, Prince Rivero, Arvin Tolentino, Ken Tuffin, Vince Tolentino and Carl Tamayo.
The 21-year-old Rike, who is finishing his studies in Wake Forest, is reportedly expected to arrive in the Philippines next month.
The Gilas cadets will take on UAAP champs Ateneo on Saturday to kick off their campaign against the top collegiate teams in the country. They then face La Salle on April 27.