Fiba World Cup qualifiers: Thirdy Ravena makes Gilas Pilipinas’ final 12 vs Qatar
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Tuesday revealed the Philippines’ 12-man lineup against Qatar in the sixth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.
Thirdy Ravena, the lone collegiate player part of the pool, made the cut.
The Ateneo superstar joins Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, Scottie Thompson, Paul Lee, Marcio Lassiter, Troy Rosario, Gabe Norwood, Mark Barroca, Poy Erram and Japeth Aguilar in the roster.
Blatche returns as Gilas’ naturalized player for the first time since the infamous game against Australia last July.
Barroca is also making his first national team appearance since being part of the original Smart Gilas squad.
The Philippines battles Qatar in a must-win Friday, 12 a.m. (Manila time) in Doha.
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