Gilas Pilipinas now in full strength after PBA finals

JUNE MAR Fajardo, RR Pogoy, and Troy Rosario will join the Gilas team. (Photo courtesy of Josh Albelda/Rappler)

By: Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

WITH TWO weeks left before the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas is back at full strength with its rotation players joining them.

After the conclusion of the hotly-contested PBA Finals, RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, and June Mar Fajardo find themselves no longer at odds but as teammates in Gilas.

The three will be a welcome addition to the team as they are expected to bolster the lineup.

With his team complete, Head coach Yeng Guiao can finally rest assured that the team will be able to put out a strong lineup in its World Cup campaign.

“I’m sure they have no problems with fitness. Actually, the problem for them is resting and recovering because they are tired from the finals. But fitness-wise, I think once they recover, they’ll be good to go.” Guiao said.

These three players have been Gilas’ core since the previous windows and the past tournaments representing the PH, and their return was vital for Gilas Pilipinas.