|Chanatip Jakrawan will be one of the main men for the Thai national basketball team. FIBA|
by Drew Malihan
MANILA - The Basketball Sport Association of Thailand will field a ten-man all-pro squad as they head into the continuation of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain.
The all-Thai squad was announced November 23 by BSAT in their official website before they take off from Bangkok.
Thailand will miss the service of either of their naturalized players Tyler Lamb and Moses Morgan, as well as American coach Chris Daleo as they will took fellow Southeast Asian rivals Philippines twice as well as Indonesia.
Hi-Tech Bangkok City is well-represented as guards Nattakarn Muangboon, Montien Wongsawantham, Wattana Suttisin, and big men Sukdhave Ghogar, Chanatip Jakrawan, Chatchaphon Chungyampin and Nakorn Jaisanuk will suit up for the white and blue.
Thai General Equipment's center Anaswee Klaewnarong, forward Anucha Langsui, and point guard Bandit Lakhan also make the squad, with both Klaewnarong Lakhan making his qualifying tournament debut for the national team.
Attaporn Leelaphipakul and Darongpan Apiromvilaichai will also be out in action after the two suited up against South Korea in a close 93-86 defeat inside Seoul's Jamsil Arena.
They will first face the Philippines in November 27, followed by a clash against Indonesia a day later, and ending with another matchup with the Gilas team in the 30th, the first of the two a rescheduled match from the first qualifying window which was postponed due to the pandemic.
Manit Niyomyindee, himself a former coach of Hi-Tech, will be the man to call the shots in lieu of the absent Daleo.
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