Gilas cuts Roosevelt Adams as 12-man lineup vs. Lebanon revealed
The Gilas Pilipinas 12-man roster is all set for the match against Lebanon in the fourth window of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers on Friday, Aug. 26 at 2 a.m. (Philippine time).
Roosevelt Adams, the top pick in the 2019 PBA Draft, missed the cut as FIBA released Thursday the official Gilas lineup versus Lebanon.
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas flew 13 players to Beirut with NBA star guard Jordan Clarkson bannering the squad alongside 7-foot-3 Kai Sotto.
Japan B.League imports Dwight Ramos, brothers Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. are all part of the roster.
PBA players Jamie Malonzo of Northport Batang Pier and Chris Newsome of Meralco Bolts will be making their Gilas debut, while Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar and Scottie Thompson, NLEX Road Warriors’ Calvin Oftana, and UP Fighting Maroons’ Carl Tamayo complete the national team.
The Philippines currently holds a 2-2 win-loss record in Group E of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.