PRINCE Caperal has been relegated to practice player in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar, missing the final cut Sunday before the start of the basketball competitions in Naypyitaw.
Caperal was cut during the managers’ meeting to finalize the 12-man line-up of the Philippine men’s basketball team, which will begin play on Monday against Singapore at the Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium.
Despite being cut, the Arellano center is with the team in Myanmar, being part of the national pool of head coach Jong Uichico, and will still join team practices during the whole duration of the SEA Games.
The Philippine team will now be composed of naturalized player Marcus Douthit, skipper Kevin Alas, Garvo Lanete, Jake Pascual, Ronald Pascual, Matt Ganuelas, Bobby Ray Parks, Kiefer Ravena, Jericho Cruz, Kevin Ferrer, Mark Belo, and Roi Sumang.
Gilas Pilipinas drew a bye in the first day of competitions on Sunday and will have a look at Singapore when it plays Thailand.