“Nagkausap na kami ni Coach Yeng (Guiao) and then even yung (Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas), at tsaka boss (Manny V. Pangilinan) and then buong coaching staff, alam na yung situation ko. Sabi ko I want to focus muna sa family ko kasi almost seven years na non-stop basketball,” – Jayson Castro #FIBA #GilasPilipinas
According to a statement released by EastWest Private, a United States-based sports and entertainment management company, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) assisted Sotto and his family so they could make the trip back home. #GilasPilipinas
Magsanoc bared that he has yet to know what the federation’s approach will be for the 3×3 event to be held at the FilOil Flying V Center, but he said that Chooks players are in strong consideration given their rankings in FIBA 3×3.
“I don’t know yet. Stay tuned, I hope to, and I hope it happens,” – Jordan Clarkson #GilasPilipinas #WorldCup
Spicing up the event with some hip-hop flair was “Mr. Pinoy Hoops” himself, Mike Swift – a FIBA ambassador for 3×3 basketball. The celebrated rapper was behind the microphone for a handful of matches, urging the crowd to get louder with every highlight-reel play dished out by the competitors.
The SBP were unable to beat the deadline to secure the necessary papers for Jordan Clarkson, meaning that the Gilas Pilipinas quintet will have to go through the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship with practically the same team they had in the 37th William Jones Cup.
Fil-American NBA Player Jordan Clarkson was officially included in the lineup of the Gilas Pilipinas quintet but it seems that he won’t be playing just yet.