PBA OKs inclusion of Taulava, Williams to Gilas


Posted at Sep 20 2010 05:37 PM | Updated as of Sep 21 2010 01:37 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) board approved the inclusion of All-Stars Asi Taulava and Kelly Williams to the Smart Gilas Pilipinas national team.

The board, which is holding its meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, agreed to the request of Smart Gilas coach Rajko Toroman to reinforce his team for the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in November.

Taulava played for Smart Gilas in a recent tournament where he was the team’s most consistent big man.

Williams is also expected to provide added depth to the frontcourt.

Aside from Taulava and Williams, Toroman also requested for PBA stars Ryan Reyes and James Yap, the 2010 Fiesta Conference Most Valuable Player. – Report from ANC