Gilas Pilipinas 2014 players lineup for FIBA World Cup, Asian Games named

The lineup of players for Gilas Pilipinas for the 2014 FIBA World Cup and probably the Asian Games have been named by coach Chot Reyes.

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The roster, composed of 17 players, includes:
  1. Jimmy Alapag
  2. LA Tenorio
  3. Jayson Castro
  4. Larry Fonacier
  5. Jeff Chan
  6. Gabe Norwood
  7. Gary David
  8. Ranidel Ocampo
  9. Marc Pingris
  10. Japeth Aguilar
  11. Junemar Fajardo
  12. Marcus Douthit
  13. Beau Belga
  14. Greg Slaughter
  15. Marcio Lassiter
  16. Jared Dillinger
  17. Paul Lee
Sports websites reported that Andray Blatche of the Brooklyn Nets will be the 18th member of the national pool should his naturalization be approved by the Philippine Congress.

Coach Chot tweeted the partial list Friday afternoon, according to reports.

After netizens noticed and complained via social media the exclusion of Mark Barroca in the lineup, Reyes said:

I need size in that backcourt.

In an interview on FIBA Asia’s official website, he explained why he chose the taller Jared Dillinger and Paul Lee over Barocca, saying:

What I need right now is size, that’s why I took in Paul Lee and JD.