Gilas grind for SEAG officially begins with 14 players present in closed-door practice

The Gilas Men pool convenes at the conclusion of its first practice for the SEA Games. Ivan Saldajeno
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--The first Gilas Pilipinas Men practice for the Southeast Asian Games netted nearly a complete attendance on Monday night at the Meralco Gym.

Fourteen of the 15 members of the national team pool were present in the Gilas Men's return to training.

The Ginebra core of the Nationals, Japeth Aguilar, Arth Dela Cruz, Stanley Pringle, Greg Slaughter, LA Tenorio, and Scottie Thompson took part in the closed-door practice.

Reporters present in the venue only got to enter the court at the conclusion of the training.

Also participating were Jayson Castro, Vic Manuel, RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Chris Ross, and Matt Wright.

Chris Standhardinger and Marcio Lassiter also attended the training session, but their respective injuries relegated them to observers.

Only Junemar Fajardo was not in attendance.

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