TNT core, Gilas cadets, Blatche to represent PH in Asian Games

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Either Calvin Abueva or Carl Bryan Cruz, meanwhile, will join the KaTropa core in the Philippine roster.The SBP and PBA’s move is similar to the 1994 roster that participated in the Hiroshima Games when San Miguel and Purefoods players comprised most of the team.“Everybody in the PBA Board wants to participate in the Asian Games but they also want to be competitive,” said Vargas. “They also want to find a solution to the challenges so many things were discussed.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Gilas Cadets likely to be part of the roster are Ricci Rivero, Kobe Paras, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr.Vargas said the selection of TNT as the core for the national team will help them mitigate the scheduling problems the Asian Games will bring to the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Vasyl Lomachenko has shoulder surgery, wants fight this year MOST READcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCore players from TNT, Gilas cadets, and naturalized center Andray Blatche will be the central piece of the Philippine team that will compete in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.PBA Chairman Ricky Vargas on announced on Thursday that Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is sending seven or eight players from the KaTropa roster, four members from the Gilas Cadets program, Blatche and one player from Alaska to the Games.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 2018 Asian Games will start on August 18 and end on September, smack in the middle of the Governors’ Cup.“If we do send a team in the Asian Games that means we will have to stop the league for one-and-a-half months,” said Vargas after the board meeting on Tuesday. “So what the board talked about was why don’t we send a core group from one team so we will deal with the playing schedule of just one team.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img