Andray Blatche arrives in PH for Gilas duty, jumps into action right away

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Andray Blatche wasted no time in getting himself up to speed as he’s set to rejoin Gilas Pilipinas in the team’s preparation for the next window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao asks fans: Who do you think I should fight next? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lebanon, the no.4 team in Group E, holds a 6-4 record and own a full-game advantage over the Philippines.Blatche also has limited time in the Philippines since he’ll only stay in the country until Feb. 10 before going back to China and return to the Tianjin Gold Lions in the Chinese Basketball Associaion.Blatche will rejoin Gilas later in the month when the Filipinos face the Qataris on Feb. 21.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Just hours after arriving in the Philippines late Friday, Blatche went to shootaround on Saturday morning with a handful of Rain or Shine players to acclimate himself to Yeng Guiao’s system at Meralco Gym.Blatche has been recalled to join Gilas as they go up in their final two games of the tournament against Qatar and Kazakhstan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Philippines holds a 5-5 record for the fourth spot in Group F and is in danger of not making it to the World Cup since only the top three in both groups and the better of the fourth seeds would qualify for the games in China.Australia, the top seed in Group F, and Group E teams New Zealand, Korea, and China have already qualified for the World Cup. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img