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Kai Sotto, Ange Kouame highlight Gilas' tall roster vs. SoKor

Ange Kouame is making his Gilas debut on Wednesday night. FIBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Gilas Pilipinas is bringing in arguably its tallest lineup yet as the national team's big frontline is the main attraction of its final lineup against South Korea in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers third window.

Seven-foot-three Kai Sotto and 6-foot-11 Ange Kouame lead Gilas' tall dozen along with team captain Isaac Go, Balti Baltazar, and Carl Tamayo.

Completing the roster are Dwight Ramos, RJ Abarrientos, SJ Belangel, Javi Gomez De Liano, Mike Nieto, Will Navarro, and Jaydee Tungcab.

Taking a backseat for the meantime are Jordan Heading, Geo Chiu, and LeBron Lopez.

Despite Chiu missing the Wednesday night game, Gilas remains formidable inside with Sotto, Kouame, and Go leading the charge.

The forwards, Baltazar, Tamayo, Navarro, Gomez De Liano, and Ramos, will provide the needed presence inside and outside the paint.

Completing the lineup are explosive guards Abarrientos and Belangel and versatile wingers Nieto and Tungcab.

The game between Gilas and South Korea, the first of two meetings scheduled for the bubble window at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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