SBP reaches out to Fiba, Taiwan basketball on Heading contract
MANILA, Philippines—The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Thursday said it has reached out to Fiba informing the governing body of guard Jordan Heading’s existing contract with Gilas Pilipinas.
Heading’s contract with the SBP is until March 2023.
The SBP also reached out to the Chinese-Taipei Basketball Association after it was announced that Heading signed with T1 League club Taichung Suns on Wednesday.
“We have formally written Fiba and the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association in connection with the reported playing in Taiwan for the Taichung Suns of Mr. Jordan Timothy Heading and have informed them that Mr. Heading has a ‘live’ legal contract with SBP until March 2023,” wrote SBP in a statement.
Heading, whom Terrafirma picked in the 2020 Gilas Draft, debuted for Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers in June.
The 6-foot-2 guard then represented the Philippines once again in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Serbia.
Heading became the third Filipino this year to be announced to have joined a T1 League team after Jason Brickman and Caelan Tiongson.