MANILA, Philippines -- Reigning NCAA Most Valuable Player Rhenz Abando of Letran will make his debut for the Philippine national team when Gilas Pilipinas plays in a pair of turn-up games against South Korea this month.
Abando was part of the line-up released by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Sunday morning, together with veteran point guard Kiefer Ravena.
The full line-up is as follows:
The tune-up matches will be held on June 17 and 18 at the Anyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, with the Korea Basketball Association hosting Gilas.
The games will serve as part of the national team's preparation for the third window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
Calling the shots for Gilas will be coach Nenad Vucinic.