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SLIDESHOW: Meet Gilas Pilipinas’ ‘final 12’ for the FIBA World Cup

Photos by Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 26 2019 02:40 AM | Updated as of Aug 26 2019 02:53 AM

The past, present and future of local basketball were mixed together on Sunday to form the Philippines national team that will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China next week.

From Gabe Norwood, the lone holdover from the 2007 squad — the first formed under the current Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, the sport's national governing body — to PBA rookies Robert Bolick and CJ Perez, this Gilas Pilipinas 12 hopes for a decent finish in the 32-team field playing on basketball's biggest stage.

Members of the entire team, coached by Yeng Guiao, are the following: 

Japeth Aguilar

6-foot-9, forward; Barangay Ginebra
32 years old
Member: 2014 FIBA World Cup

Raymond Almazan

6-foot-8, forward/center; Meralco
30 years old

Mark Barroca

5-foot-10, guard; Magnolia
33 years old

Andray Blatche

6-foot-11, center; Tianjin Gold Lions
33 years old
Member: 2014 FIBA World Cup

Robert Bolick 

6-foot-1, guard; NorthPort
23 years old

June Mar Fajardo

6-foot-10, center; San Miguel Beer 
29 years old
Member: 2014 FIBA World Cup

Paul Lee

6 feet, guard; Magnolia
30 years old
Member: 2014 FIBA World Cup

Gabe Norwood

6-foot-6, guard/forward; Rain Or Shine
34 years old
Member: 2014 FIBA World Cup

Kiefer Ravena

6 feet, guard; NLEX
25 years old

CJ Perez

6-foot-2, guard/forward; Columbian Dyip
25 years old

Roger Pogoy

6-foot-2, guard/forward; TNT
27 years old

Troy Rosario

6-foot-7, forward; TNT
27 years old

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