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September 2017
Joshua Vincent Reyes (PHI)
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Chot Reyes fills up Chooks-to-Go roster with youth

MANILA (FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017) - They took some time, but the Chooks-to-Go Philippines squad finally named the players they will bring to Chenzhou for the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017.

 Chooks-to-Go Philippines 12-man roster for FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017   
Isaiah Austin  Carl Bryan Cruz  Rod Ebondo  Raymar Jose 
Jett Manuel  Kiefer Ravena  Alfrancis Tamsi  Jeric Teng 
Jeron Teng  Norbert Torres  Almond Vosotros  LA Revilla 

Leading the pack is the wildly popular Kiefer Ravena, who has made waves for the Philippines national team in many a SEABA competition, but he has yet to play a minute in senior level FIBA Asia play. Many are expecting the man nicknamed "The Phenom" to turn a lot of heads in Chenzhou. Alongside him are current and former PBA players like Almond Vosotros, Carl Bryan Cruz, LA Revilla, Jeric Teng and Norbert Torres.

ASEAN Basketball League veteran Raymar Jose also made the roster together with former collegiate standouts Jeron Teng, Jett Manuel and Alfrancis Tamsi.

Electrifying high-flyer Kobe Paras was not cleared to play for the team by his US school, but older brother Andre Paras is on the reserve list.

Reyes has listed NBA draft pick Isaiah Austin and Congolese Rod Ebondo as the team's foreign players. Austin is a 2.16m beanpole who is known for his length, athleticism and outside shooting, while Ebondo is a tough and hard working 1.87m forward who loves mixing it up in the paint.

Chooks-to-Go were drawn into Group A together with Kazakhstan's BC Astana, Iran's Petrochimi, Thailand's Mono Vampire and Sareyyet Ramallah from Palestine. Defending champions China Kashgar are in Group B together with squads from the United Arab Emirates, India, Lebanon and Chinese Taipei. The top four teams in each group will move on to the knockout Quarter-Finals, where the victors will advance to the Semi-Finals. The winners in the Semi-Finals will dispute the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017 crown in the Final.