13 locals join Blatche in Gilas practice

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG–Fourteen players including Andray Blatche attended the Gilas Pilipinas Men practice at the Meralco Gym on Monday night.

Eleven of them, however, took part in the drills.

Joining the former NBA star in the practice proper were PBA top guns Raymond Almazan, Mark Barroca, Beau Belga, Robert Bolick, Marcio Lassiter, Gabe Norwood, CJ Perez, RR Pogoy, Kiefer Ravena, and Matt Wright.

June Mar Fajardo, Paul Lee, and Troy Rosario also attended the practice but were relegated to observer roles.

Two days after arriving from the United States, Blatche quickly swung to practice for the national team in the buildup for the FIBA World Cup.

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