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June Mar Fajardo, Kiefer Ravena banner Gilas’ SEA Games final roster


PBA MVP and nationwide group large man June Mar Fajardo. Picture by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines–Six-time PBA Most Beneficial Participant June Mar Fajardo and five-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Kiefer Ravena will banner the Gilas Pilipinas squad that may see motion within the Hanoi version of the biennial meet set subsequent week.

Becoming a member of the pair of grizzled veterans are fellow PBA stars Mo Tautuaa, Isaac Go, Troy Rosario, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Kib Montalbo, Kevin Alas and cadets Francis Lopez and Will Navarro, in response to an inventory of delegates launched to the press by the Philippine Olympic Committee early Thursday afternoon.

Nationwide coach Chot Reyes confirmed to the Inquirer the 12-man contingent, which additionally contains Thirdy Ravena who’s plying his commerce in Japan like his brother Kiefer.

Ravena brothers Thirdy and Kiefer

FILE –Ravena brothers Thirdy and Kiefer enjoying for Gilas Pilipinas. INQUIRER PHOTO

The older Ravena is coming in as a substitute for NorthPort playmaker Robert Bolick, who is about to overlook video games that may run from Could 16 via 22.

“(Robert) has to fly to the [United States] to be along with his ailing father,” Reyes mentioned in a brief alternate with the Inquirer.

Reyes initially had a 16-man pool for the SEA Games The opposite gamers who didn’t make the lower had been Poy Erram, Japeth Aguilar, and Dwight Ramos.

This version of Gilas Pilipinas is tasked to maintain the nation’s dominance within the biennial meet. The Filipinos have received the final 13 stagings of the match, main the sector with 18 gold medals total.

In the meantime, Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser, the projected high decide within the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft, will lead the boys’s 3×3 squad that additionally options Marvin Hayes, Reymar Caduyac and Jorey Napoles.

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