The seventeen man team were chosen which will represent the country against Asia’s finest basketball team in the upcoming 2013 FIBA Asia Cup to be held on August 1 to 11, 2013, which will be held here in Manila.
Joining the naturalized Marcus Douthit in the shortlist are:
From Talk N Text
Ranidel De Ocampo
From Rain or Shine
From San Mig Coffee
From Barangay Ginebra
June Mar Fajardo
Last year, SMART-Gilas became popular after defeating a club team from the United States in its final game to win the annual tournament for the first time since year 1998.
Before the actual game on April of this year, an invitational tournament in Manila is being planned for the last week of June, before SMART-Gilas flies to Taiwan to defend the William Jones Cup on July 6 to 16.