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Chris Newsome thrilled about possibility to play with Justin Brownlee at Gilas

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MANILA, Philippines—Now wholesome and prepared to plunge again into Gilas Pilipinas responsibility, Chris Newsome’s face lit up when requested about the restart of the nationwide staff’s weekly practices and the prospect of once more donning the nation’s colours.

“All the time an honor, particularly everytime you’re speaking about enjoying the most effective the nation has to supply” he advised reporters on Sunday night time, shortly after Meralco’s 105-87 win over Rain or Shine at PhilSports Area in Pasig Metropolis.

Newsome wore an excellent larger smile when he realized that he’ll now have an opportunity to play alongside Justin Brownlee, who lately gained Filipino citizenship through naturalization.

“All the time good to be teammates with somebody who’s achieved a lot,” the dynamic guard stated.

“Taking part in with him—not in opposition to him,” he went on.

Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra have lengthy been Meralco and Newsome’s supply of torment within the Governors’ Cup. The gang darlings, in actual fact, have denied the Bolts 4 instances within the PBA Finals.

So naturally, the change in setup thrills Newsome.

“JB is in that lineup now, so I’m excited to go well with up with him, follow with him, study as a lot as I can from him,” he stated of the 6-time PBA champion who’s shaping up as a lock for Gilas’ naturalized slot for the sixth and remaining window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers this February.

“He has a number of expertise and he’s the most effective imports that I’ve performed in opposition to. I’m simply gonna be a sponge and check out to take in as a lot info and data from JB that I can,” Newsome added.

Newsome was a member of the Nationwide 5 that featured Jordan Clarkson and defended dwelling turf throughout the fifth window final September.

His aspirations might change into a actuality ought to he make the ultimate roster that can tackle Lebanon and Jordan.

“Each time we’re on the courtroom, you’re all the time gonna compete. However everytime you’re teammates, you’re trying ahead to that much more,” he stated of teaming up with the beloved Ginebra import.

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