MANILA – Filipino-American Los Angeles’ Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson has been set to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championships, after the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) submitted its official list of players.
The list immediately circulated online and netizens have been abuzz over Clarkson’s inclusion.
Basketball coach Chot Reyes earlier recruited the Filipino-American rookie in the previous national team. Owning a Philippine passport, he was eligible to represent the Philippines in international games.
With the FIBA Championships nearing, Clarkson has already arrived in the country and joined the national team’s practices.
Aside from the Lakers guard, also included in the list of Gilas Pilipinas players were June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Paul Lee, Bobby Ray Parks, Marc Pingris, Kiefer Ravena, LA Tenorio, among others who already started training under Coach Tab Baldwin.