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Pick your 12: Which players should Gilas choose for rematch vs Lebanon?

MANILA (Philippines) - Samahang Basketbol Ng Pilipinas (SBP) have officially announced the 24-player Gilas pool for the upcoming 6th and Final Window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers.


In this window, the Philippines are scheduled to play against Lebanon on 24 February and Jordan on 27 February, both at the Philippine Arena and at 17:00 GMT +8.

Philippines 24-player pool for Window 6
Scottie Thompson Jamie Malonzo CJ Perez Calvin Oftana
Kiefer Ravena Arvin Tolentino Chris Newsome Japeth Aguilar
Jerom Lastimosa Justin Brownlee Roger Pogoy Kevin Quiambao
Jordan Heading Carl Tamayo Ray Parks Mason Amos
Francis Lopez June Mar Fajardo Schonny Winston Kai Sotto
Dwight Ramos Raymond Almazan Thirdy Ravena Ange Kouame


There's plenty of talent in the pool that was announced which means it will not be an easy task to pick a team to go up against the Cedars in the first game. Even though both teams are already qualified for the World Cup, neither will obviously want to lose a game in the build-up towards the main event later this year, especially the Philippines who are playing in front of their loyal fans at home for both games.

The pool is a fun mixed bag of choices for the national team program to select from. Whether it's mainstays like Dwight Ramos and Scottie Thompson or newer talents like Justin Brownlee and Schonny Winston or players who are coming from the youth national team ranks like Mason Amos, it will be fun to see who ends up on the court in this final window.

Let’s hear your opinions: Which 12 players from the preliminary pool would you select to face Lebanon in the upcoming Window 6 game?