A loaded cast of Gilas Pilipinas Men’s seniors veterans make up the initial Philippines’ national team pool for the 2019 SEA Games.
The PBA announced the pool composition on their official Facebook page.
Six players from the 15-man pool are from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, as Tim Cone is now at the helm of the SEA Games Gilas squad.
LA Tenorio, Stanley Pringle, Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson, and Art Dela Cruz are Cone’s players participating in the pool.
Five-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, and two-time Asia’s best point guard Jayson Castro, though hinted earlier this year about retirement from international competition, also comprise the pool.
Also included are Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Marcio Lassiter, Christian Standhardinger, Chris Ross, Vic Manuel, and Matthew Wright.
The SBP earlier hinted that amateur players like Kai Sotto, Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Kobe Paras, and Dave Ildefonso could also be part of the pool, but a tweet by Rappler Sports stated that Cone could name only 3 more reserves to the line-up.
Submission of the preliminary roster for the SEA Games is set for September 30.