March 30, 2023

Philippines — the samahang basketbol ng pilipinas (sbp) said jordan clarkson has devoted to play for gilas pilipinas in the fiba global cup 2023. The federation released a announcement on friday, pronouncing the utah jazz shield is likewise likely to play within the fourth window of the asian qualifiers against lebanon on august 25 in beirut and towards saudi arabia on august 29 at mall of asia area, earlier than representing the philippines over again in its hosting of the arena cup next year.

Utah jazz shield jordan clarkson is positive to play within the international cup and could probably be a part of gilas in the fourth window… but gained’t be to be had for the two other home windows and the ocean video games,” examine sbp’s assertion. Sbp additionally stated it will attain out to kai sotto to play for gilas within the closing 3 home windows of the asian qualifiers, the thirty second southeast asian video games in cambodia subsequent year, and within the world cup.

Except clarkson and sotto, players from 10 eliminated pba groups could be to be had for gilas within the august window because the philippine cup finals will begin on august 21. However, gilas will face a tall order in november as the nba, pba, uaap, ncaa, and overseas leagues may have a conflicting schedule with the 5th window. The national crew can even have to cross for some other collegiate-encumbered squad for the sixth window in february as only uaap and ncaa players will be available at that point.

“The time for leagues to sacrifice and alter schedules with gilas in thoughts is now as the world cup is most effective a year away,” stated sbp president al panlilio.

Panlilio brought they received’t have any hassle securing the players’ availability for the sector cup as the pba will most effective have conferences, clearing its calendar from may additionally to august next 12 months. Fiba will “help in securing clearance for gilas gamers from overseas leagues” like japan and korea.


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