Who will lead Gilas Pilipinas in 2023?in Here is your first Forum Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:05 pm
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In the wake of the Philippines' triumphant bid to host the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, businessman and sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan has issued his marching orders to Chot Reyes, the head coach of the men's national basketball team.
As early as now, players who will compete for the country in 2023 have to be identified and trained, Pangilinan said Thursday in http://www.authenticfootballonlinestore.com/oakland-raiders-c-1574_1646.html a press conference.
The chairman emeritus of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) pointed out that the players who are starring for Gilas Pilipinas right now cannot be expected to lead the team O. J. Simpson Womens Jersey that will compete in the World Cup in six years' time.
"The players who are likely to compose the 2023 team will not be Jayson Castro or the current players that we see," said Pangilinan."We have to look to form a team for 2023," he stressed.
By the time the 2023 World Cup rolls around, Castro will be 37 years old. Even current standouts like June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar will be 34 and 36 years old, respectively, and surely entering the down stretch of their careers.
Pangilinan believes that the core of the 2023 team will likely come from the current crop of PBA rookies as well as some of the collegiate standouts."I think the players should be 26 to 30 (years old in 2023). People like (Roger) Pogoy, Kiefer (Ravena), Thirdy Ravena, Ricci Rivero," http://www.steelersnflofficialproshop.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_COTY_SENSABAUGH_JERSEY.html said Pangilinan. "These are the guys who are the future players."
"But we have to start training them now," he emphatically added. "We have to start training them now."
Reyes acknowledged the difficulties of the challenge posed by Pangilinan, which is why he asked Authentic Mohamed Sanu Jersey for help from "all the stakeholders in basketball" – and this includes not just the PBA but also the collegiate leagues and even other commercial leagues.
"We will need to plan a calendar now pa lang, and not wait until 2021 or 2022 to put that calendar together," said Reyes. "Dapat, ngayon pa lang, may plano na tayo.""As we develop the players, we develop as well the conditions to make the team at its strongest in 2023," he added.
Reyes declined to mention names as Pangilinan did, saying that they have Womens T. J. Leaf Jersey yet to identify those players who can represent the country in 2023.
"Pero like MVP said, it's most likely players who are between 26 and 32 years old in 2023," said the coach. "We're not discounting an exception of 22- or 23-year-olds, of course, pero most probably it's within that range," he added. Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike MLB Jerseys Usa Wholesale MLB Jerseys Baseball Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Usa