The national basketball squad known as Gilas Pilipinas will be composed of Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Jio Jalalon, Allein Maliksi, Roger Pogoy, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario, Jayson Castro, and Matthew Wright.
The composition of the team was announced by Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes after the exhibition match between the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Luzon All-Stars and a Gilas Pilipinas pool on Friday evening at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City. The Gilas Pilipinas will represent the country in the 2017 Southeast Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship next month. The competition will serve as Southeast Asia’s qualifier for the 2017 FIBA-Asia Cup and the champion will be the lone team to advance. It will run from May 12 to 18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.