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Gilas lineup for FIBA Asia revealed

Ivan Saldajeno (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The "dirty dozen" going to Wuhan is now known.

The SBP announced on Tuesday night the final Gilas Pilipinas roster for the FIBA Asia Championship from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3.

Gilas 2 standouts Andray Blatche, Ranidel De Ocampo, Gabe Norwood, Marc Pingris, and Jayson Castro will make a return to the said continental tournament, which will serve as a qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.

Also making a return to the said tournament are Gilas 1 big man Asi Taulava and pre-Gilas national team members Dondon Hontiveros and Sonny Thoss.

Completing the final Gilas 3 lineup are newcomers Calvin Abueva, Matt Rosser, J.C. Intal, and Terrence Romeo.

The 12 players who make up the Gilas lineup will play one more tune-up tournament in the Master Gameface MVP Cup scheduled this weekend at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Joining Gilas are the Taiwanese national team and professional clubs Wellington and Talk 'n Text, the latter welcoming Gilas cuts Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario.