Chris Ross happy to play for Philippines in SEA Games if given a shot
MACAU—Chris Ross is one of the most accomplished point guards in PBA history having won eight titles, two Finals MVPs, and a Best Player of the Conference, but there’s still one accolade the San Miguel floor general is searching for.
Ross has yet to wear the Philippine tricolor.
With the Philippines hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Ross once again expressed his desire to represent the Philippines in international competition.
Ross said during the press conference for the East Asia Super League: The Terrific 12 that he hasn’t heard from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, but he’d be ready to be part of the team for the regional multisport event.
“I mean, if my name is called then I’d be more than happy to join. If not, best of luck to those guys that are in the pool,” said Ross Tuesday at Tap Seac Sports Pavilion here.
The SBP is required to submit the final lineup for the SEA Games on September 30 and names like Stanley Pringle, Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, and Christian Standhardinger have already been included in the pool that would be composed of PBA and collegiate players.
“If my name is not called that’s fine and I’ll be cheering for those guys just as much as if I was playing,” said Ross. “The PBA is a brotherhood and you’re just happy for whoever gets the call-up and whoever gets to represent us as a whole.”
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