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Three nights into daily training, Chot Reyes believes Gilas already made many accomplishments

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By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--It may just be the third day of Gilas' daily practice sessions, but Coach Chot Reyes believes that the team has already accomplished a lot of things.

"I think we got a lot of things done. Maraming na-accomplish. Iba talaga pag tuluy-tuloy, kasi nakaka-build kami very efficiently ng mga gusto naming gawin," Reyes told some sportswriters right after Gilas' Wednesday night training at the Meralco Gym.

Just like Tuesday's practice, Reyes and the rest of the coaching staff, son Josh, Jong Uichico, and Jimmy Alapag, opted to add defense to the drills.

"It's part of the process... so that they can get an idea of how to execute nang may depensa," the older Reyes continued.

On the other hand, although Gilas will have a break in practice during the holiday period, Coach Chot will not start thinking about his SEABA 12 during the long weekend.

"I'll reserve that for next week," he continued.

But right now, he is happy that the players are implying to him that they want to be part of the "Final 12" for the regional tournament where a spot in the FIBA Asia Cup is on the line.

"We really like their focus. They got done what we wanted to get done," Reyes said about their attitude in the training session that lasted for an hour.

The national pool will return to practice on Monday night, and there will be no more day off from there until the teams goes to Cagayan De Oro to play in the PBA All-Star Game there on April 26.

Reyes expects next week's practice to be more intense as defense will become tighter.

"We've hardly done any defense at all. Nire-reserve namin yan next week pag nag-everyday na," he quipped.

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