MANILA, Philippines — Not even a month after playing for Batang Gilas in the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup, Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, and Carl Tamayo will be playing for flag and country anew in the 2018 Asean School Games.
The three national youth team players banner the Philippine team represented by Nazareth School of National University in the regional meet scheduled for July 19 to 27 in Malaysia.
Earlier in the month, Abadiano, Fortea, and Tamayo were key cogs for Batang Gilas who registered the country’s best finish in the FIBA U17 Worlds at 13th place.
Now, heady guard Abadiano, streaky shooter Fortea, and versatile big man Tamayo will be joined by Harold Alarcon, Aaron Buensalida, Vince Cuajao, Dom Dayrit, John Felicida, Cyril Gonzales, Kevin Quiambao, Joshua Ramirez, Reyland Torres.
Of course, multi-titled mentor Goldwyn Monteverde will be calling the shots for Team Philippines backed by Freego.
NU was awarded the right to represent the Filipinos after winning the 2018 Palarong Pambansa earlier in the year.
They will be competing against the best young talent Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand have to offer.
In the girls tournament, Chiang Kai Shek College, supported by SM, will be defending its title.
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